Sometimes, listening to our favorite music just isn’t enough. We want to learn everything there is to know about how that music came to be, and that’s when we crack open the books.

Last year's crop of music tomes offered no shortage of insight into our favorite artists' lives, and from Morrissey’s buzzed-about autobiography to Quetlove’s memoir, ‘Mo’ Meta Blues,' musicians in all genres flexed their literary muscles. Then there were the historic accounts of entire genres (‘Punk 45’) and record labels (‘Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD’). Another of our favorites, Alan Light’s ‘The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah,'' focused on a single song.

But enough about us. We want to know what you thought was the Best Music Book of 2013. Vote now in our 2014 Fan Choice Awards. You're allowed to cast one ballot per hour from now until 10AM on Feb. 11, so if any of these books strike you as absolutely essential reading, be sure to check back often and flood the ballot box.