Now taking requests for June Rocks

Every June (well every one since the last June) I fill my month by reading Rock & Roll Books and dub it June Rocks. I’m not sure why I’m so excited for this reading excursion, because last year’s selections were kind of a bust ranging from Meh to Barf. Not good at all.

So this year, i have tentatively filled my schedule with:

As you can see it’s heavy on the non-fiction. I’m taking requests for fictional Rock & Roller books (with the exception of Arthur Phillips’ The Song is You because I am reading that one now. Clearly, my exuberance to read that book got in the way of my planning).

I’d also like to dig into some sort of Rock & Roll graphic novel (obviously not Local because I already loved it).

So what say ye, Darling Ones? Give me some suggestions.

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  1. Wolfdog 03.May.09 at 10:11 pm

    Ok.. I have two possible suggestions for music related comics…

    Phonogram – Rue Britannia. It’s a mix of fantasy and music. If the fantasy elements throw you off, I hear their current series The Singles Club is more reality based.

    Also, The Scott Pilgrim series from Oni Press. Music, relationship angst, video games, and manga all smooshed together. It’s quite good.

  2. christa 03.May.09 at 10:42 pm

    “How Soon Is Never” by Mark Spitz. Fiction. One man’s attempt to get the Smiths to reunite. Or do you hate the Smiths? I didn’t love it, but I liked it enough.

  3. Susan 04.May.09 at 12:44 am

    I second the Scott Pilgrim & Phonogram, and I’ll add The Amazing Joy Buzzards. It’s so much fun.

  4. Jason 04.May.09 at 5:57 am

    Ooo Scott Pilgrim, yes. I haven’t read “Freddie & Me” by Mike Dawson but I’ve heard good things.

  5. Chad Perry 04.May.09 at 10:12 am

    I’d like to recommend “Stealing Margo” and “Smoking Jimi.” These new rock-fiction paperbacks were just released through Amazon. See at

  6. Bonny Holder 04.May.09 at 10:26 am

    Mikal Gilmore’s “Stories Done.” He has a wonderful writing style.

  7. Jodi 07.May.09 at 2:03 pm

    I’m actually a little embarrassed that I spaced the Greenman book. I knew it was coming out and that it fit, and then. . .

    Have you read that Amplified collection yet? Worthy of my attention?

  8. Lanie 21.May.09 at 11:13 am

    Did you ever review the Greenman novel? I just got it and I’m about halfway through and I love it. Such as sad story.

  9. Jodi 21.May.09 at 11:20 am

    Lanie, I haven’t even gotten the Greenman novel, but it’s on my list for June.


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