Let’s face it, actress Kristen Stewart has been pretty famous for a looooooong time and has given a lot of interviews. From time to time, she drops hints about her favorite books. We’ve collected a few Kristen Stewart book hints from several interviews she has given and no surprise, it is a great reading list!
Q: Do you have a most prized possession:
K: “Definitely my books. If my house were burning down, I’d definitely be running out with all of my books.”
“Going way back, I did a movie of it too — a book called Speak. As a young girl, it was fairly emotional for me for fundamentally obvious girlie reasons.”
“On the Road got me started reading a lot. It led me to The Stranger. It reminds you that you are, very much, alone.”
“East of Eden because it blew my mind that someone could be so many people. It’s so universal and all-encompassing. It’s a whole world. It blew my head off.”
“It covers fundamental ideas of good and evil.”
“I love Camus. The Stranger is one of my favorite books.”
“I just finished Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, which was really intense.”
I just read Hot Water Music, which is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski. I don’t normally like his work because it’s usually rambling and drunk, but these stories were so good.”
“Other favorite writers … Kurt Vonnegut …oh, it’s so hard when you can only pick a couple of writers. It always seems like you are trying so hard to look like an intellectual.”
If you haven’t read this amazing piece where Patti Smith interviewed Kristen Stewart in Interview magazine, you should definitely check it out. Kristen Stewart mentioned she had read Patti Smith’s book, Just Kids, and has some really neat insights about it:
“I read Just Kids and I still have not harnessed something that you wrestled down with serious vengeance. It was just so natural to you, the willingness to allow yourself to explore and create and be free, and not know where you were going. You asked if any of that bullshit affects my work, and it doesn’t, but there are other things that affect my quote-unquote “work.” Just Kids made me want—you know, it’s super-romantic and cheesy—but I genuinely started making paintings because of you. I started to believe in other aspects of myself because of that book,…”
And finally, it is hard to imagine a Kristen Stewart favorite book list without mentioning the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. After all, Kristen Stewart probably owes her worldwide fame to the series. Who knows whether it ranks on her list of favorite novels but we would guess there is a copy somewhere on her bookshelf!
Happy Kristen Stewart reading!