Sounds Like Me is a collection of 8 personal essays by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. Each essay shares a title with one of her songs and explores an aspect of her life that relates to the development of the song itself.
Prior to snatching this book off the New Arrivals section of my library, I was only familiar with three of Sara’s biggest hits (most notably, “Love Song“). Before starting each chapter, I would listen to the song it was named for, and I found this really enhanced the experience. Though it would help, you certainly don’t have to be a fan of Sara to appreciate her book. Her story will likely interest anyone who is curious about the development of an artist and her journey into mainstream success. Sara has a very authentic writing style, her tone consistent with that of a friend speaking to you over coffee. By the end of the book, I got a great sense of who she is and a new appreciation for her music.