Time is a precious commodity. It's hard enough to find an hour to do laundry, so having the extra time to read a book is straight laughable. But it's worth it.

Book recommendations often veer towards mundane self-help books or the latest fiction novel. This is not that list. These books will broaden your music history knowledge and keep you inspired. Whether you need something to pass time on the commute to work, are about to head out on a vacation, or have been promising that you're going to read a book for nine months now, these books are perfect for any music lover.

What follows is a short recap of each book, followed by online reviews from real people, so you don't have to just take our word for it that these books are worth reading. Enjoy.