David Bowie's Top 100 Must Read Books

This has been all over the web this past week, (9/30/13), so I'm somewhat surprised that no one has made an official Goodreads list out of it yet.

For further reference, see:

http://www.davidbowie.com/news/bowie-...

http://www.openbooktoronto.com/news/s...

http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/10...

http://electricliterature.com/david-b...

R.I.P.

edit: For those who seem incapable of reading (ironic, given that you're on this site), this list is David Bowie's Top 100 Books. Make your own damn list if you want, but stop adding books to this list that aren't on the list referenced in the links above. Thanks.
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100 books · 279 voters · list created October 1st, 2013 by Mark (votes) .
Tags: david-bowie
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Mark 580 books
82 friends
Phillip 4505 books
125 friends
Kirsty 2981 books
165 friends
Jinsie 430 books
3 friends
Mark 846 books
110 friends
Matt 1137 books
132 friends
Antonomasia 5678 books
196 friends
Andrew 240 books
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message 1: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards I've added the rest of the list (or as near as possible with regard to the comics and magazines). The full list is online here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/10...


message 2: by Mark (new)

Mark Phillip wrote: "I've added the rest of the list (or as near as possible with regard to the comics and magazines). The full list is online here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/10..."

Thanks! I was about to do the same this morning. Cheers.


message 3: by Sarah (last edited Oct 09, 2013 07:54PM) (new)

Sarah Is there a quick way to add them all to my "to-read" shelf?

Edit: And thanks for making the list!


message 4: by Antonomasia (new)

Antonomasia 108?


message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Antonomasia wrote: "108?"

Fixed.


message 6: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy Can anybody add books?


message 7: by Mark (last edited Jan 11, 2016 10:29AM) (new)

Mark Lizzy wrote: "Can anybody add books?"

Technically, yes. But this list was from DB himself, (see: links above), so I would prefer it if folks didn't start adding random books, seeing as the list is already complete. Thanks.


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gamboa Thank you!


message 9: by Kendra (new)

Kendra Why are we at 103...? Don't add to Bowie's list, make your own inspired one and link it here instead.


message 10: by Brian (last edited Jan 12, 2016 09:33PM) (new)

Brian We can make the list static, but I'm just checking with people that we will still be able to vote on the static books....

UPDATE: Doh, if we make it static, we take away the ability to vote. Sorry folks.


message 11: by Kate (new)

Kate Merriman Thanks for making this!


message 12: by Tytti (new)

Tytti I added a link from Bowie's website with all the books to the description.


message 13: by Sorobai (new)

Sorobai Thanks for making the list. Is it only me who thinks there are some books missing? How about Inferno by Dante, shouldn't it be the Divine Comedy!? Thanks again


message 14: by Mark (new)

Mark Sorobai wrote: "Thanks for making the list. Is it only me who thinks there are some books missing? How about Inferno by Dante, shouldn't it be the Divine Comedy!? Thanks again"

Hi there. If you look at the original list provided in the links above, DB lists 'the Inferno', not the entire 'Divine Comedy' trilogy, hence why it is listed as it is.


message 15: by Sorobai (new)

Sorobai Mark wrote: "Sorobai wrote: "Thanks for making the list. Is it only me who thinks there are some books missing? How about Inferno by Dante, shouldn't it be the Divine Comedy!? Thanks again"

Hi there. If you lo..."


thanks Mark


message 16: by Becky (new)

Becky Thanks for making the list, I have actually read a few that's kinda cool that I have read the same books David Bowie has lol.


message 17: by Ace (new)

Ace Hi Mark, is there a way to add these 100 as a shelf on my "Bowie" bookshelf in one hit, or do I have to add them one by one?
Thanks in advance,
Ace


message 18: by Tytti (new)

Tytti Ace wrote: "Hi Mark, is there a way to add these 100 as a shelf on my "Bowie" bookshelf in one hit, or do I have to add them one by one?"

You have to do it one by one. And if you have something already shelved, you have to open it etc. because otherwise you are going to shelf a dublicate. It's not user friendly.


message 19: by Ace (new)

Ace Tytti wrote: "

You have to do it one by one...."


Thanks, that's what I thought..


message 20: by Rainy (new)

Rainy Goodwill No wonder he was a legend!


message 21: by Brett (new)

Brett Sarah wrote: "Is there a quick way to add them all to my "to-read" shelf?

Edit: And thanks for making the list!"


I added them one by one. :)


message 22: by Cillian (new)

Cillian Thank you for this list, guys! I just purchased Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual.
I really hope (although I'm skeptical of some users' good sense) people understand this is Bowie's tribute list, not some random list they can add their favourite books.


message 23: by Eva (new)

Eva Praskova I read several of the books he had on his list and I loved all of them. So I will read the rest as it seems we might have similar tastes :)


message 24: by Octavia (new)

Octavia Cade It's back at 103 - is it possible to get it back down to 100, please?


message 25: by Tytti (new)

Tytti I deleted three books, again, so now it's back to 100.


message 26: by Mark (new)

Mark Octavia wrote: "It's back at 103 - is it possible to get it back down to 100, please?"

I'm not sure how to prevent people from adding unrelated books to this list. If you know of a way to change the settings, please let me know. Thanks.


message 27: by Mark (new)

Mark Tytti wrote: "I deleted three books, again, so now it's back to 100."

Thank you.


message 28: by Torkmada (new)

Torkmada I really enjoyed his music, but surprisingly we didn't share similar literary tastes. I had only read 3 of the books on the list, and have just started a 4th which is how I was directed to the list.


message 29: by Cillian (new)

Cillian Mark wrote: "I'm not sure how to prevent people from adding unrelated books to this list. If you know of a way to change the settings, please let me know. Thanks. "

Hi, Mark. You have to be a librarian to be able to change your list, which is stupid considering that whatever change you make won't affect the database, and you should be in charge of deleting books from your own list.
You can apply to be a librarian, though.


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