Lisa with a copy of The Bell Jar.

Forget Oprah, You Can Now Join the Lisa Simpson Book Club!

No really, forget Oprah. Now you can join the Lisa Simpson Book Club! Lisa has been caught reading several well-loved books on the show. The 8-year-old character reads at a 78th-grade level, according to the show, which includes classics like “The Bell Jar” to books on string theory like “The Elegant Universe.”


J. K. Rowling and Lisa Simpson.

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Many authors have guest starred on the show as voice actors like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, and Thomas Pynchon. In a tweet from show writer Matt Selman, Pynchon revised the script saying he couldn’t be mean to Homer because “Homer is my role model and I can’t speak ill of him.”


Cartoon thomas Pynchon with paper bag over head.

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Have you read any of these? Maybe all of them? It is never too late to join Lisa’s Book Club and start reading! If you read two books a month, you could be done in less than a year.


Lisa with a copy of Brother's K.

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All these titles have been featured on the show being read by Lisa Simpson.

  1. Anne of Green Gables” by Maud Montgomery
  2. The Brothers Karazmov ” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  3. The Elegant Universe” by Brian Greene
  4. The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath
  5. Ghost World” by Daniel Clowes
  6. The Adventures of Tintin” by Hergé
  7. Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton
  8. Man and Superman” by George Bernard Shaw
  9. Pippi Longstocking” by Astrid Lindgren
  10. Master Of The Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” by Robert Caro
  11. The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen
  12. The Baby-Sitters Club” by Ann M. Martin
  13. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  14. The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan
  15. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
  16. Jane Austen: The complete Novels
  17. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” by William L. Shirer
  18. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
  19. Robert Pinsky Poems
  20. Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman
  21. A Separate Peace” by John Knowles
  22. Moneyball” by Michael Lewis


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