As the Queen of Pop, Madonna has been reinventing herself, revolutionizing popular culture, and challenging gender norms since first hitting the male-dominated music scene of the ’80s. A sensational self-promoter, she arrived at the dawn of MTV and released countless hits that would define the decade. Incorporating political, sexual, and religious themes into her work has earned her the reputation of provocateur, inspiring women around the world to be unapologetic about their beliefs and ambitions.
Revealing three of her favorite books to Gwyneth Paltrow in a Goop newsletter, the Material Girl opted for tales of romance, resistance and revolution. Find her reading list below, and complement with the bookshelves of pop legends Mariah Carey and Tina Turner.
The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger