David Bowie’s Reading List

By Dianna Dilworth Comment


David Bowie’s reading taste is as varied as his career. Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, Martin Amis, Christopher Hitchens and Camille Paglia are some of the many authors on the pop star’s bookshelves.

The Thin White Duke’s top reads were revealed in a traveling art show called, “David Bowie is” which was on display in Canada last year.

Brainpickings.org has published his top 75 books. We’ve listed the Top 5 books below:

  1. The Age of American Unreason (public library) by Susan Jacoby (2008)
  2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (public library) by Junot Diaz (2007)
  3. The Coast of Utopia (trilogy) (public library) by Tom Stoppard (2007)
  4. Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875–1945 (public library) by Jon Savage(2007)
  5. Fingersmith (public library) by Sarah Waters (2002)