For fans of music books, this might just be one of your best summer reads yet! Alex Cortright and Bird In Hand’s resident music journalist Neal Ferguson discuss the new paperback edition of Jon Savage’s 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded. Such great songs – and such revealing insights into not only the music of that pivotal year, but also into society in general. Savage’s erudite book makes unexpected connections and helps us better understand this fast-moving and tumultuous year.

For more book recommendations for music lovers, revisit some of the past editions of The Book I Read.