I've read this book previously by Rob Sheffield. If we're being honest, this is probably my third time reading it and for some reason it took a while for me to get through it this time around. I love this book for a number of reasons, one being that it is so heartfelt. Maybe I'm just getting more emotional in my old age, but I found myself having to stop reading for a period of time because I was crying. Like actually crying. I've also noticed a pattern in my reading habits throughout the years and it's that I really love a good non fiction story. Case in point, my last book post. It might be the nosey person in me, but I just LOVE knowing what other people are up to and where they have been in their lives.
Love is a Mixtape is such a good read. It chronicles Rob's abundance of love for music through mix tapes and how they have affected his relationships and life. This book is also an amazing way to rediscover songs you have loved yourself. Each chapter starts off with a photo copy of that chapters soundtrack and I swear 9 times out of 10 I say something along the lines of, "Oh my god! I haven't heard that song in forever! Must. Listen. Now."
If you're a huge music lover like me or just like to read a good heartfelt story, I would highly suggest checking out this book. Just don't forget the tissues. Other titles by Rob Sheffield include: Talking to Girls About Duran Duran and Turn Around Bright Eyes. Oh, and he's also a writer for Rolling Stone, how swanky is that?