6. 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir' by Carrie Brownstein
The memoir of Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein's reads like an origin story: how a young woman living in Washington State slowly discovered punk rock and the community that surrounded it, eventually becoming one-third one of the most vital rock bands in recent decades. The memoir's focus is almost entirely on Brownstein's time in the band, which means it cycles through numerous musical scenes, from the Olympia punk underground to the larger indie rock world of the 1990s to the trio's time touring with Pearl Jam in the mid-Aughts. T.C.