Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books – Los Angeles Times

Although David Bowie was best known for his music, he also made countless contributions to the worlds of art, fashion and film.

But the singer, who died Sunday, was also devoted to literature. In 2013, Bowie left the world something other than his groundbreaking albums to remember him by — a list of his 100 favorite books. Bowie’s favorite books list was featured in an exhibit honoring the musician at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

Bowie’s list is as eclectic and surprising as he was. He paid tribute to the classics, including Homer’s “Iliad,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” George Orwell’s “1984” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.”