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Here’s a List of David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books

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For all David Bowie fans, the traveling exhibit “David Bowie is” proves itself as a must-see for all music, art and pop-culture pieces related to Bowie and Ziggy Stardust. The homage — displaying diary entries instruments, costumes, and more —  is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Curators Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes, however, have unveiled a piece of the gallery that anyone can experience anywhere: Bowie’s list of his 100 favorite books.

Marsh explained to OpenBookToronto that Bowie is a “voracious” reader that goes through his reads as fast as “a book a day.” With such a large appetite for literature, this is a list you can definitely trust. Titles in Bowie’s guide to literature range from the classics, such as Nabokov’s Lolita and Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, to modern-day masterpieces like Junot Diaz’s The Brief WondrousLife of Oscar Wao.

David Bowie’s Top 100 Must Read Books:

The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby, 2008

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz, 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, Rupert Thomson, 1996

Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon, 1995

David Bowie Is has a confirmed US stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in September 2014.

Check out the complete list at Radio.com

– Matt Levine, Radio.com 

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