Johnny Depp’s 12 Favorite Books 

Actor Johnny Depp is one of the most popular actors in the world. He is most famously known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean as well as dozens of other movies. We decided to look at Johnny Depp’s 12 favorite books to see what he likes to read and holds dear to his heart! 

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp got his start in Hollywood in 1984 in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street. That started his legendary acting career which includes classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Chocolat, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

Johnny Depp’s 12 Favorite books

 Besides acting, Depp also plays the guitar and has been featured on songs by Iggy Pop, Vanessa Paradis, Aerosmith, and Marilyn Manson. The actor also is a painter and has sold paintings for millions of dollars in 2022. 

Johnny Depp’s 12 Favorite Books 

Books Dear to Depp 

What jumps out to me about this list is that there aren’t any classics on the list. Depp’s preference is unique and he seems to really enjoy reading. He shares his thoughts about some of the books he chose.  

The People’s Act of Love by James Meek 

The People’s Act of Love by James Meek 
The People’s Act of Love by James Meek 

“A darkly epic, grisly, beguiling journey set amid the frozen tundra of wartime Russia. Delicious prose. Once its dirty claws break skin, that icy death grip won’t be letting go anytime soon. Unforgettable.” -JD 

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and The Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley 

“A fascinating, immensely readable book regarding Teddy Roosevelt’s intense love for nature and how, during his presidency, he essentially became one of the very first eco-warriors.” -JD 

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins 

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins 
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins 

“A shockingly good yarn, as only Tom Robbins can spin. Only a few writers have made me laugh out loud — Robbins does it with ease.” -JD 

On the Road and Big Sur by Jack Kerouac 

“There is nothing I can really say here that hasn’t been said before, or even add to that hasn’t been added. Safe to say, these books are as important to me as they have been to many. Two pivotal, historical works that will never rest happily at home upon a dusty shelf.” -JD 

The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov 

“This dark, absurd, and subversive treasure lay hidden for many years, even after Bulgakov’s death, such was the fear of reprisal for such a pointed, authentic stab at life under the tyrannical malevolence of Uncle Joe and the withering Soviet climate of the time.” -JD 


That is all for Johnny Depp’s 12 favorite books list. What did you make of his selection? Let us know in the comments below! 

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6 thoughts on “Johnny Depp’s 12 Favorite Books 

  1. Pamela Rogers says:

    Thank you for sharing this list of Johnny Depp’s favorite books. He has very eclectic taste. Thanks also for providing his comments about each book. I have most of them in my home library.

  2. Mary Bliss says:

    It’s always amazing to me to discover new worlds in books. The classics I have I read with no prompting. Were: The tale of Two Cities By Charles Dickens. Moby Dick, Wuthering Heights, A winter’s tale By Shakespeare, A handsmaid’s Tale,

    D.H. Lawrence’s Book the Rainbow.
    Other Books or Novels I enjoyed were
    The Beans of Egypt Maine
    Citizen Washington
    Confession’s if an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Macguire
    When The Wind Blows By James Patterson
    These were just some of them I’ve read just for fun. I still have others I’ve got to read.

    Your books sound like good reads can’t thank you enough. I feel as though a room without books is like a part of your soul has to find you. An interesting book I’ve often wanted to read is called The strong society of Witches. Only want to read it is because of an ancestor of ours in the 1700s North Hamptons in America was Accused of Witchcraft and survived. I’m named after her. Enjoy your week I feel grateful to have been able to have sent this to you. Thank you so much for fun movies. I had a great grandfather we’re aren’t sure how many greats he was the actor John Wayne. I’ve always loved watching movies. I hope someday they could make some sort of movie about him. So I’m grateful to Johnny Depp and his fun movies. Thanks so much.

    The mystical,
    Mary Bliss

  3. MAGGiE VAZQUEZ says:

    Happy 2023 August and Summer greetings! Reading books always is a better escape to our bewildered wilderness of our very own imagination and fun adventure! It’s such a delightful and beyond pleasant knowledge applauding Johnny Depp’s favy list of books and yes fun adventure, moreover, its liveliness is so much lovelier for all bookworms worldwide. Gratefulness beyond the stars and mindful love to you always Johnny Depp. Thank you for your many years of dedication, love and motivation…. My love and respect to you always.

    Yours Always,

    Maggie Vazquez


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