Nicole Richie recently spoke to Vogue Magazine about the books she is reading while in isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. She even provided a photograph of herself in front of her amazing bookshelf, taken by none other than Joel Madden.
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
“This is my favorite book of all time. It’s 900 pages, so it’s definitely a deep dive, but it will sweep you away immediately. It’s written by a convicted criminal who escaped to India, and the novel is believed to be somewhat autobiographical. I first read it three summers ago and I’ve continued to read it over the years; I just dip in occasionally.”
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
“I had no desire to go to Alaska before reading this book, and now I want to go as soon as possible. I read this right before the crisis really unfolded and in a strange way it was very appropriate. In Alaska they speak all summer about how winter is coming, and how they need to stock up and freeze their fish. The book presents the idea of Alaska as this dangerous place where the weak will not survive, but also the most magical and beautiful place to experience nature.”
Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
“Tom Robbins is a fun, wild animal, and I really like his writing. Emma Roberts recommended this book to me, and I picked it up, and it was just a pure delight. I have a shelf of my night table that is devoted to books that I find inspirations—it’s mostly poetry and essays, but I have this book there also. There are some real underline-worthy lines in there.”