Other peoples bookshelves fascinate me, its always the first place I gravitate towards when I’m a visitor in someones home. A quick sideways scan of these shelves can give you an instant, multi-layered perspective of someone, of which it might take years in conversation to find out the same level of insight. Its like John Waters famously said ‘If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ‘em!’ He’s right, books are sexy, books rule.
Anyway this is why I loved this article on It’s Nice That about Stevie Gees personal literary highlights. Suffice to say you can trace the lineage of his trademark style back to some of these choices. Read it all here.