Marilyn Monroe’s Reading List

Marilyn Monroe’s Reading List

Stunning, alluring, and ultimately tragic, the Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch actress, Marilyn Monroe, was more than a blonde bombshell, Hollywood star, singer, and sex symbol.

Marilyn Monroe was an avid reader.

The 430 books found in Marilyn Monroe’s library contained a vast variety of subjects and genres.

Marilyn Monroe said, “If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I’ve got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?”

Here’s a sampling of Marilyn Monroe’s favorite books.

Another Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn loved to read books.

She may be a cartoon character and only eight years old but Lisa Simpson has an impressive reading list.

Inside fictional Welton Academy, English teacher John Keating encouraged his students to join and read these poems and books as part of the Dead Poets Society.

Jane Austen read and included many literary allusions in her novels.

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