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Madonna reveals books that 'changed my life'

2014-04-11
Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 22.03.28Madonna has made a list of the books that "changed my life". The Queen of Pop shared the list earlier today (April 11) on her preferred social media site, Instagram, with the picture that appears to the right. "I dare you to read a book this weekend!" she wrote, before listing eight classic novels by authors including Hemingway, Plath and Tolstoy. She then added: "These books changed my life. #artforfreedom #rebelheart". The list of Madge-rated books in full:
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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