Famous singer/songwriter Elvis Costello has a way with words. His songs are often darkly funny and filled with stories. Not only is he a magician with words when it comes to songwriting, but Costello recently added author to his list of achievements, proving once again just how much of a wordsmith he truly is. Unsurprisingly, he’s also a reader at heart and told New York Public Library some of his favorite literary cautionary tales.
The Pat Hobby Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Benediction Classics, 2011)
Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall, Spike Milligan (Viking Books, 2012)
My Last Sigh, Luis Buñuel (Vintage Books, 2013)
For the full post on Costello’s favorite books, visit NYPL.org.