Bruce Springsteen’s Favorite Books


In a 2014 interview with the New York Times, Bruce Springsteen detailed the books he adores, including those that inspired and helped shape his songwriting.  Below, we will examine the books Springsteen cited during that interview – click on the images for more information.


American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1)

We subsequently examined the favorite books of author Philip Roth: Philip Roth’s Favorite Books

Anna Karenina

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

(As noted in prior posts, both authors & musicians alike cite Cormac McCarthy’s undeniable masterpiece as a favorite book).  We examined the favorite books of author Cormac McCarthy in a subsequent post: The Books that Influenced Cormac McCarthy

Chronicles: Volume One

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition


Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe

Love in the Time of Cholera

Moby Dick

Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music: Sixth Edition

The Brothers Karamazov

Soul Mining: A Musical Life

The Complete Stories

Stories of Anton Chekhov

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