I started making a list of songs that were either inspired by literature, used literature as lyrics or were about books or writers. I'm sure there are more out there. I thought it would be cool if we could compile a list.

I've indicated where a song is inspired by or refers to a specific book or author (if it isn't obvious in the title )

"My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors" (Moxy Fruvous)
"Love in the Library" (Jimmy Buffett)
"Tell Your Story Walking" (Deb Talen - Motherless Brooklyn)
"Pablo Neruda" (Patty Larkin)
"Virginia Woolf" (Indigo Girls)
"Wrapped up in Books" (Belle and Sebastian)
"Hey Jack Kerouac" (10,000 Maniacs)
"Ghost World" (Aimee Man)
"Paperback Writer" (Beatles)
"My Book" (Beautiful South)
"Water to the Moon" (Bob Kemmis - To Kill a Mockingbird)
"Desolation Row" (Bruce Springsteen)
"Every Day I Write the Book" (Elvis Costello)
"House at Pooh Corner" (Loggins & Messina)
"The Lady of Shalott" (Loreena McKennitt - Tennyson)
"The Language of Birds" (Memphis - Keats)
"Green Eggs & Ham" (Moxy Fruvous - Dr. Seuss!)
"Einstein's Brain" (Nathan Caswell - book of the same name)
"All Good Books" (Paul Weller)
"Paranoid Android" (Radiohead)
"Sylvia Plath" (Ryan Adams)
"Pressed in a Book" (The Shins)
"The Book I Read" (Talking Heads)
"Tom Robinson" (Wide Mouth Mason)
"The Ground Beneath Her Feet" (U2 - Salman Rushdie)
"Ghost of Tom Joad" (Bruce Springsteen)
"Sun in my Mouth" (Bjork - e.e. cummings)