You're History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music | Lesley Chow
Chaka Khan, Neneh Cherry, TLC, Taylor Swift, Kate Bush, Sade, Janet Jackson - Lesley Chow's new book takes a look at the strangest (read astonishing, innovatory, super-talented, and underrated) women working in music, and in doing so pens a 'love letter to pop's most singular achievements'.
It's a beautifully written book too - take this sentence on Chaka Khan's voice as an example
'It maintains a very slight smoke, the texture of brushed copper'.
If you want to read a different take on the rock crit genre, one that swerves the normal biography rehash and celebrates the uniqueness and importance of the players within - then this is for you.