BOOKISH PLAYLIST: Songs About Reading, Libraries and Classics

From David Byrne raving about books that blew him away to Carl Barat ranting about Dorian Gray, here are 25 songs for those wonderful bookish moments.

Books and reading:

The Book I Read by Talking Heads

You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover by The Strypes

Read It In Books by Echo And The Bunnymen

Books Are Burning by XTC

The Book Of You by Belle & Sebastian

Wrapped Up In A Book by Belle & Sebastian

Reluctant Readers Make Reluctant Lovers by Library Voices

Read, Eat, Sleep by The Books

Reading In Bed by Emily Haines & Soft Skeleton

Libraries and librarians:

Lost In The Library by Saint Etienne

Library Magic by The Head And The Heart

At The Library by Green Day

Librarian by My Morning Jacket

Lisa Librarian by Velocity Girl

Songs inspired by classics:

Gravity’s Rainbow by Klaxons (inspired by Gravity’s Rainbow)

Breezeblocks by alt-J (inspired by Where The Wild Things Are)

Song For Clay by Bloc Party (inspired by Less Than Zero)

Motorcycle Emptiness by Manic Street Preachers (inspired by Rumble Fish)

Scentless Apprentice by Nirvana (inspired by Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer)

Soma by The Strokes (inspired by Brave New World)

The Drowning Man by The Cure (inspired by Gormenghast)

True Ways Of Knowing by Blue Rose Code (inspired by True Ways Of Knowing)

Pala by Friendly Fires (inspired by Island)

Are ‘Friends’ Electric? by Gary Numan (inspired by Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?)

Narcissist by The Libertines (inspired by The Picture Of Dorian Gray)

Hope you enjoyed this playlist!

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