36. You Are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to be Human by Victoria Williamson
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love music, so the subject of this book really appealed to me. The author is a researcher and lecturer in music psychology, and in this book she explores the ways music influences our lives. She starts pre-birth looking at how or if music affects babies in utero. Then she moves on to whether playing classical music for babies actually makes them smarter. She also delves into what affect music has on productivity, whether it can promote healing, and what causes earworms among a variety of other topics.
It was a fascinating book to me, and her research really reinforced some things I experience with music in my own daily life. For anyone who has even the slightest inkling of a love for music and wonders about its affect on humans and how we live I would highly recommend this book. I give it a 9 out of 10.