Another music icon passed away this week—Tina Turner. She died on May 24 at the age of 83. Sadly, the music industry has lost other legendary musicians this year, including David Crosby and Gordon Lightfoot. All three of these performers influenced my musical tastes, so I was saddened by the news of their deaths.
If you were to take a peek at my digital playlist, you would discover a broad range of musical genres. My husband and I have always been open to a variety of music, and while we certainly don’t try to keep up with the latest and greatest, we appreciate any music that speaks to us. But as we get older (better with age, as I say), we find ourselves tuning in to the “classics” of our formative years. “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” and of course, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, keep us grounded in our musical past. I suppose I’m showing my age here.
Today’s reading list pays tribute to Lightfoot, Nash, and Turner, musical talents who passed away too soon, in my humble opinion. But I acknowledge that while music is universal, it is also very personal; so please search the library’s catalog for music that keeps you in tune.
- Anatomy of 55 More Songs: The Oral History of Top Hits That Changed, Rock, Pop and Soul by Marc Myers.
- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young: The Wild Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup by David Browne.
- David Crosby: Remember My Name [DVD] directed by A.J. Eaton.
- Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good by Tina Turner.
- Lightfoot by Nicholas Jennings.
- My Love Story by Tina Turner.
New at the Library
- The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks.
- Mother of the Bride Murder by Leslie Meier.
- The Private Life of Spies and the Exquisite Art of Getting Even by Alexander McCall Smith.
- The Glucose Goddess Method: The 4-Week Guide to Cutting Cravings, Getting Your Energy Back, and Feeling Amazing by Jessie Inchauspé.
- The LGBTQ+ History Book by DK Publishing.
- You Have to Be Prepared to Die Before You Can Begin to Live: Ten Weeks in Birmingham That Changed America by Paul Kix.
- How Does Water Move Around?: A Book About the Water Cycle written by Madeline J. Hayes, illustrated by Srimalie Bassani.
- Millie and the Great Drought: A Dust Bowl Survival Story written by Natasha Deen, illustrated by Wendy Tan.
- One Chicken Nugget written and illustrated by Tadgh Bentley.
This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. Find more in our catalog, or call 360-906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
You can email Jan at email@example.com.