Winter break reading!

Here’s a brief and by no means exhaustive list of books for you to consider over winter break, and beyond. I recommend you bookmark this post so you have it as a reference over the years.

A great list of modern classics.

More contemporary books.

And here are some personal recommendations I laboriously compiled and typed up for you:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Life of Pi by Yan Martel
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
Ask the Dust by John Fante
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Jonathan Strange, Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Contemporary Non Fiction

Additional Non fiction reading:

On Writing by Stephen King
Everything Bad is Good For You by Steven Johnson
Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson
Lies My Teacher Told me by James Loewen
The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom

Short Story Collections:

Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
Escapes by Joy Williams
Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill

And some movies I like, for good measure.

Synecdoche, New York
The Last Temptation of Christ
Grizzly Man
The Big Lebowski
Joe versus the Volcano
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Waking Life
Harold and Maude
The King of Kong
A Serious Man
Let the Right One In

Thanks for an awesome semester, everyone.

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One Response to Winter break reading!

  1. Ryan says:

    So, I JUST posted my last blog post. I realize that it is, in fact, much later than Friday. This is because I totally forgot until about twenty minutes ago. Sorry. See you tomorrow.

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