Amazon’s bum note...

Amazon recently released their “100 Best Books of 2014” and, sadly, not a single music-related book, biography or memoir was on that list. And it wasn’t for lack of choices – trust us: 2014 has offered up a bounty of unique and fantastic reads for the music lover.

Here are 10 (in no particular order) that we think could have — and should have — made Amazon’s cut.

  1. The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC by Jesse Fink
  2. Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir
      by George Clinton
  3. Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words by Malka Marom
  4. There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson
  5. Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys: A Memoir by Viv Albertine
  6. I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway
      by Greg Kot
  7. Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn
  8. The History of Rock and Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus
  9. A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star
      to Backdoor Man
by Holly George-Warren
10. Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman by Galadrielle Allman