Heather Scott

It doesn’t matter if it’s realistic, magical, or historical, in Heather’s world any book is a good idea—but she does gravitate to children’s and YA titles first. Her perfect day includes a book, some music, tacos, and hanging out with her dog in the wilds of Brooklyn.

The Next Best Thing to a Concert

Live music is a huge part of my life and I’ll go anywhere to see a band I love. From arena shows to tiny dive bars, the venue doesn’t matter as long as I can see musicians doing what they love.

Under the Big Black Sun By: John Doe, Tom Desavia
“When people talk about punk rock, London and New York are always part of the conversation. And I always bring up the importance of Los Angeles. Yes, I love The Clash and the Ramones, but the L.A. punk scene gave us X, Black Flag, Los Lobos, The Blasters, and even The Go-Go’s. Narrated by those who were there, this is essential music history.”
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) By: Jeff Tweedy
“Jeff Tweedy’s vocals aren’t for everyone, but Wilco is forever one of my favorite bands. In this memoir, he doesn’t shy away from sharing the stories from his personal life or the life of the band—addiction, arguments, deaths, creativity, tour stories—and listening to this is like sitting down in his studio and having all my questions answered. ”
Go Ahead in the Rain By: Hanif Abdurraqib
“Of all the granular sub-genres in music, I have a real love for the Afrocentric hip-hop of the late 80s and early 90s. I started Go Ahead in the Rain expecting to hear a very personal love letter to A Tribe Called Quest, but this is much more. I felt like I was eavesdropping while I listened to this tapestry of cultural history, the hip-hop family tree, and love for ATCQ.”