David Bowie’s son is launching an online book club devoted to his father’s favorite reads

David Bowie was known to be a voracious reader, famously charting his top 100 books for the public in 2013. So it’s fitting that his son, screenwriter and director Duncan Jones, has chosen to honor his late father in a new, communal way: a monthly book club, beginning with one of his dad’s favorites.

“My dad was a beast of a reader,” Jones tweeted just after Christmas. “One of his true loves was Peter Ackroyd’s sojourns into the history of Britain & its cities. I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad.”

After substantial interest, the decision to get through a book a month became official, and the Bowie Book Club was formed.

The club will begin with Peter Ackroyd’s Hawksmoor, “as an amuse cerveau before we get into the heavy stuff.” You have until February to finish the book, at which point virtually anything could happen.


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