My Book List

“I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.”

– Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

The List 
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Bad Desire by Gary Devon
  • Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball by Stefan Kanfer
  • Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
  • Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
  • Boozehound by Jason Wilson
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  • Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
  • Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
  • Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Fluke by Christopher Moore
  • Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  • Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
  • God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Hairstyles Of the Damned by Joe Meno
  • Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski
  • Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris
  • Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
  • In the Night Café by Joyce Johnson
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • It by Stephen King
  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  • Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
  • Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  • Let the Right One In by John Aivide Lindqvist
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
  • Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Missing Men: A Memoir by Joyce Johnson
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
  • My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith by Kevin Smith
  • My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales edited by Kate Bernheimer
  • No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  • Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder In Clubland by James St. James
  • Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
  • Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
  • So Late, So Soon: A Memoir by D’Arcy Fallon
  • Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  • Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
  • Tattoo Blues by Michael McClelland
  • The Body In Pain by Elaine Scarry
  • The Customer Is Always Wrong by Jeff Martin
  • The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  • The Mayor of Castro Street by Randy Shilts
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
  • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Visible Man: A Novel by Chuck Klosterman
  • This Side Of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes
  • Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me by R. Kelly with David Ritz
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • Stranger Than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Wedding Night by Gary Devon
  • Wild Nights by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Women by Charles Bukowski
  • Written On the Body by Jeanette Winterson
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
  • You’ll Be Okay: My Life With Jack Kerouac by Edie Kerouac-Parker

I like recommendations! Suggest a book to me in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “My Book List

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  2. I feel like you would like this book: Slanted and Enchanted – The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes. It’s not just about music, as the title may make you think.

    Also, you’re welcome for Klosterman.

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