Each month, our Aux.Out. Book Club reads and discusses either a canonical piece of music writing or something fresh off the presses. We hopped across the pond this month to read English novelist Nick Hornby’s esteemed essay collection 31 Songs. Whether he’s writing about record shops and relationships (High Fidelity), penning lyrics for Ben Folds (Lonely Avenue), or reviewing records, Hornby remains the music lover’s loudest and most passionate voice in the literary community. Read on to see our club’s reaction to 31 Songs.
Book Club Members:
— Matt Melis, Senior Editor at Consequence of Sound
— Paula Mejia, Staff Writer at Consequence of Sound, Freelance writer for SPIN, The A.V. Club
— Rachel Bailey, Associate Editor at Georgia Music Magazine, freelance writer for Paste, Aux.Out.
— Steven Arroyo, Staff Writer at Consequence of Sound
— Henry Hauser, Staff Writer at Consequence of Sound
Previous Book Club Reviews:
Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad
I Would Die 4 U: How Prince Became An Icon by Touré
Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me by R. Kelly
Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson