UPDATE: 2/28/13 - added 3 titles up top and another author. Some fantasy reading that Rob did when he was younger. Any of you have some young boys? Check out what Rob inadvertently recommends ;) These titles will also be added to our side bar widget for the book club.
Rob loves to read. We love Rob. Let's love what Rob reads.
(Before you ask...yes the video cuts off right there. That's the editing of Harpo Productions *bitchface*)
The Oprah Show is gone and I sometimes wish Rob took her place. I could see him screaming at the audience like Oprah used to do...
Ok, she didn't scream like that but this is The Robprah Show. I want to know what shampoo he uses (even if it were an old hotel brand) or what kind of boxers he likes (oh we know that already) or his favorite restaurants (he'd hate it if we knew this) or what books he reads...
Oh wait! Rob DOES tell us that sometimes! We like knowing some of Rob's favorite things and through the years, he's shared quite a bit regarding his reading list. Obviously he's read loads of things but I gathered a compilation of books he's mentioned in public over the past 3+ years.
Let us know in the comments if we're missing something...
- The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges (via)
- Crimes in Southern Indiana Stories by Frank Bill (via)
- Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (via)
- Beaver Towers Series by Nigel Hinton (via)
- Northern Lights/The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (via)
- No book specifically mentioned but a favorite author, Wilbur Smith (via)
- The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen
- Dubliners by James Joyce (via)
- Mission: Black List #1 by Eric Maddox
- Extension du domaine de la lutte by Michel Houellebecq (trans Whatever by Paul Hammond)
- No book specifically mentioned but a favorite author, Knut Hamsun (via)
- Fan-Tan by Marlon Brando and Donald Cammell
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- My Friend the Mercenary by James Brabazon
- Diary of a Genius by Salvador Dali
- Money by Martin Amis
- Experience: A Memoir by Martin Amis
- Ticket to Ride by Dennis Potter
- Doomed Love by Virgil
- The Secret Life of Salvador Dali by Salvador Dali
- The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Salvador Dali by Angela Wenzel
- Complete Poems by Charles Baudelaire
- Great Novels and Short Stories of E. M. Forster by E. M. Forster
- Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger
- Kill Your Friends by John Niven
- Independent People by Halldor Laxness
- 2666: A Novel by Roberto Bolaño
- Anthology by Tom Waits
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
- The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers
- When The Mob Ran Vegas by Steve Fischer
- Underworld by Don DeLillo
- The Dwarf by Pär Lagerkvist
- The Art of Struggle by Michel Houellebecq
- What Am I Doing Here? by Bruce Chatwin
- The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
- Life by Keith Richards
- Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
- A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
- Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
- Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
- Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant
- The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali by Ian Gibson
- Eat the Rich by P. J. O’Rourke
We're adding links to the books on our sidebar!
You'll find all the titles on a scrolling widget that links you to their purchase page on Amazon (US & UK). I double checked to make sure the books could be traced to Rob. Some are pretty obvious, non? If you're wondering where a title came from, ask me in the comments and I'll link you.
Or if you don't want to wait...