Stevie Nicks’ undeniably talented songwriting is rich with the type of modernist reflections and romantic dangers that can only come from a voracious reader. The remarkable career of Nicks contains all the anxiety, love, highs, and lows of the greatest authors in history. Nicks added a literary flair to Fleetwood Mac’s pop-rock sound, and the musical world benefited as a result. Fleetwood Mac was the soft-rock sunshine of the 1970s.
The singer’s plethora of amazing songs that depict the human experience have made her associated with the surreal. Due in part to her skilled vocal delivery, her affinity for the weird and lyrical, as well as her relationship with the poems she authored. It’s a feature of her songwriting that can also be seen in her list of favorite novels, which is shown below. We all need a list of good novels since lockdown never ends.
Rhiannon, one of Stevie Nicks’ most well-known songs with Fleetwood Mac, was directly influenced by Welsh tradition, in which the Welsh goddess Rhiannon wandered through the valleys while lost in contemplation and looking for love. American novelist Evangeline Walton, who was one of her choices, was acquainted with Rhiannon. Nicks felt a strong connection between the two artists after working on The Prince of Annwn, The Children of Llyr, The Song of Rhiannon, and The Island of The Mighty.
Favorite Books of Stevie Nicks:
- The Mabinogion Trilogy – Evangeline Walton
- Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
- Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
- The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- Out of Africa – Karen Blixen
- Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
- The Twilight Series – Stephenie Meyer
- Wheel of Fortune – Susan Howatch
- The Johns Hopkins Consumer Guide to Drugs
- The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- On The Road with Janis Joplin – John Byrne Cooke
- Lord Byron: The Complete Poetical Works