Lenny Kravitz's favorite reads of 2020

Erin Kodicek on December 16, 2020
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Lenny Kravitz's favorite reads of 2020

Multi-Grammy winner Lenny Kravitz is known for his musicianship and song-writing chops, but this year he turned his formidable pen to authoring a memoir instead. Asked about Let Love Rule Kravitz commented: "I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection. I never understood that connection until I sat down to write. It was then that the magic started to flow."

Here are a few of Kravitz's favorite books that he's read lately, including a revisited classic that informed the writing of his memoir.

*Photo credit: Lenny Kravitz


Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin DG Kelley

A great look at the legend that is Thelonious Monk.


The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

I reread this book before writing Let Love Rule. I first read it when I was younger, and the way that Salinger wrote Holden Caulfield’s voice has always stayed with me and was a big influence on how I wrote my book.


The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Another book that I recently enjoyed again that I had read as a kid—I love the storytelling and the colorful imagery Kafka uses.


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