Hugh Jackman’s 6 Favorite Books

Hugh Jackman is one of the biggest actors in the world and has been in some of the biggest movies on the planet. Besides acting, he is also a singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and producer. Today, we will be looking at Hugh Jackman’s six favorite books.

The 53-year old actor is busy doing numerous movies and shows but he still makes time to read. Some of the novels on his list are long reads that can take up to a month. See what books have made it to Jackman’s favorite list.

Hugh Jackman’s 6 favorite books

Hugh Jackman’s 6 Favorite Books

  1. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  2. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  3. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  4. The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris
  5. Here is New York by E. B. White
  6. The Second Mountain by David Brooks

Books You Don’t See Often

Any list that includes Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela is a good list in my opinion. If you haven’t read that novel, then you definitely should. Seeing The Grapes of Wrath on this list is interesting because while it is a decent classic book, I am surprised that it is a favorite of Jackman’s.

The remaining four novels are foreign to me and I had to look up at their synopses to get an idea of what they are about. It is rare to see a list where I don’t know half of the books on it. Here is New York is a love letter to the city of New York by E. B. White and it is beautifully written.

The Overstory is a book that tackles the destruction of the forest and I will be giving this a read soon.  The Second Mountain and The 4-Hour Body are self-discovery novels that help you learn more about yourself.


Coming across a list that contains a lot of books that I haven’t come across before leaves me satisfied. Discovering new books and seeing what piques Hugh Jackman’s interest is why I love seeing these lists. What books on this list drew your attention?

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1 thought on “Hugh Jackman’s 6 Favorite Books

  1. Storyteller says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m good with reading short books. If more than a few hours of reading it just doesn’t happen. Too busy. Any of these short reads?


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