12 Novels About the Power of Music

Get ready to rock out

There's no denying music is powerful stuff. It can move us to tears, provoke chuckles and make the soul soar. It's difficult to convey that in words, but these novels do a pretty good job.

Keep your toes tapping with our lists of 10 Rocking Books About Music, 11 Books Featuring Jazz Music and 6 Books that Rock.

High Fidelity cover

1. High Fidelity

Nick Hornby
Bel Canto cover

2. Bel Canto

Ann Patchett
The Awakening cover

4. The Awakening

Kate Chopin
The Loser cover

10. The Loser

Thomas Bernhard
Nick and Norah cover

11. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Big Music cover

12. The Big Music

Kirsty Gunn

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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