The Simpsons has become a cultural institution over its three-decade run, offering razor-sharp satire of American life and sociopolitical issues. To book lovers, there are few greater representations on TV than the precocious and perpetually 8-years-old Lisa, a beacon of intelligence, insight and moral certitude in Springfield.
Often depicted reading great works of literature, a tumblr called The Lisa Simpson Book Club was launched to collect stills of every book and magazine she’s seen with throughout the series. From Poe and Ginsberg to Plath and Vidal, find a selection of Lisa Simpson’s vast library below.
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren