Aw, #DavidBowie: I hardly knew you. I also only read about 8 of these books and remember even fewer.
Go well to your next incarnation.
Music legend, movie star, icon, iconoclast, and yes – reader. As part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s 2013 exhibit “David Bowie Is,” Bowie shared an eclectic list of 100 favorite books. Here they are, in reverse chronological order, linked to the library catalog. Still looking for a reading challenge for the next year, or five? This could be your year of reading like Bowie. (Titles we don’t currently own are denoted with an *asterisk).
- The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby (2008)
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (2007)
- The Coast of Utopia (trilogy), Tom Stoppard (2007)
- Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875-1945, Jon Savage (2007)
- Fingersmith, Sarah Waters (2002)
- The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens (2001)
- *Mr Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler (1997)
- A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1890-1924, Orlando Figes (1997)
- The Insult…
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