Despite struggling with substance-abuse and its accompanying legal troubles for the majority of his adult life, Pete Doherty is met with great fanfare in England for his ability to craft a tune, serving as singer, guitarist, and songwriter for The Libertines and Babyshambles. Doherty is also an accomplished poet – at 16 he won a national poetry competition which resulted in an opportunity to work with the British Counsel in Russia. Known to be a voracious reader, the following is a selection of some of Doherty’s favorite books (compiled from numerous interviews conducted over the years) – for more information on a book, click on the associated image (via Amazon).
PETE DOHERTY’S FAVORITE BOOKS
Oscar Wilde’s classic play, Salome, inspired Doherty’s song of the same name on his album Grace Wastelands.
(Source: June 2012 Interview with Nina Antonia, Hackney, London)
If you are unfamiliar with Doherty’s works, we strongly recommend checking out the following: