Michael Stipe Lists His 10 Favorite Books

One Grand is a new bookstore/installation created by Out editor Aaron Hicklin, the idea behind it being that it only sells books that various creative/intellectual types — writers, musicians, etc. — list among the 10 books they’d bring to a desert island. Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein is one such creative/intellectual type, and she already shared her picks. The latest tastemaker to be featured is R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, who revealed his choices to The New York TimesT Magazine, along with some brief commentary on each. Check them out below.

Complete Works by Arthur Rimbaud

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delaney

Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

All Families Are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion

Four Plays by Aristophanes translated by William Arrowsmith

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Read what Stipe has to say about all of them here.