(*strikethrough = have read)

poetry collections

  • a.r. ammons - the selected poems (1951-77)
  • anne sexton - the complete poems (1999) ♡
  • charles bukowski - what matters most... (1999) ♡
  • chinua achebe - beware, soul-brother & poems (1971)
  • daniel halpern - the american poetry anthology (1953)
  • dylan thomas - collected poems (2010) ♡
  • e.e. cummings - i--six nonlectures (1953)
  • e.e. cummings - selected poems (1994) ♡
  • elaine equi - sentences and rain (2016) ♡
  • emily dickinson - selected poems (1960)
  • emily dickinson - the complete poems (1976)
  • ezra pound - selected poems (1957)
  • frank o'hara - lunch poems (1964) ♡
  • frank o'hara - meditations in an emergency (1957) ♡
  • frank o'hara - retrieved poems (2013) ♡
  • frank o'hara - the collected poems (1995)
  • galway kinnell - a new selected poems (2000)
  • gary snyder - turtle island (1975)
  • gerard manley hopkins - poems and prose (1968)
  • john donne - collected poems
  • john keats - selected poems and letters (1959)
  • oscar williams - immortal poems (1983) ♡
  • oscar williams - mentor book of major amer. poets (1962)
  • pablo neruda - 20 love poems & a song of despair (1924)
  • philip larkin - collected poems (1988)
  • rainer maria rilke - possibility of being: a selection of poems (1977)
  • rainer maria rilke - sonnets to orpheus
  • rainer maria rilke - the selected poetry (1989)
  • robert frost - new england pocket anthology (1946)
  • robert frost - the selected poems (1962)
  • robert lowell - selected poems (2006)
  • roy cook - one hundred and one famous poems (1924)
  • sandra cisneros - loose woman (1994) ♡
  • shel silverstein - where the sidewalk ends (1974) ♡
  • stanley kunitz - the poems of stanley kunitz 1928-78 (1979)
  • sylvia plath - ariel (1965)
  • t.s. eliot - collected poems 1909-1962 (1963)
  • t.s. eliot - the waste land and other poems (1930)
  • ted hughes - birthday letters (1998)
  • walt whitman - leaves of grass (1855) ♡
  • william blake - songs of innocence (1789)
  • william butler yeats - selected poems and three plays (1987)
  • william carlos williams - collected poems (1985) ♡
  • william shakespeare - sonnets (1961)
  • william wordsworth - selected poems (1959)

biographies, autobiographies, memoirs

  • alex haley - the autobiography of malcolm x (1995)
  • anne frank - the diary of a young girl (1947) ♡
  • annie dillard - an american childhood (1987)
  • barack obama - dreams from my father: a story of race & inheritance
  • barbara robinette moss - change me into zeus's daughter (1999)
  • benjamin franklin - autobiography & other writings (1986)
  • caitlin moran - moranifesto (2016)
  • charles bukowski - screams from the balcony: selected letters (1993)
  • d.t. max - every love short is a ghost story: a life of d.f. wallace (2012) ♡
  • dave eggers - heartbreaking work of a staggering genius (2000)
  • david foster wallace reader (2015)
  • david sedaris - me talk pretty one day (2000)
  • david sedaris - naked (1997)
  • david sedaris - when you are engulfed in flames (2008)
  • elie wiesel - night (1956) ♡
  • emily dickinson - letters (1894) ♡
  • fernando de pessoa - the book of disquiet (1982) ♡
  • frank mccourt - angela's ashes (1996)
  • frederick douglass - the narrative of the life of an american slave (1845)
  • harriett ann jacobs - incidents in the life of a slave girl (1861)
  • henry david thoreau - walden and civil disobedience (1854) ♡
  • j. jarnow - big day coming: yo la tengo & the rise of indie rock (2012) ♡
  • jean-paul sarte - i loathe my childhood & all that remains... words (1969)
  • joan didion - the year of magical thinking (2005)
  • kay redfield jamison - an unquiet mind (1995) ♡
  • martin luther king jr. - the autobiography (1998)
  • marya hornbacher - wasted (1998) ♡
  • maya angelou - i know why the caged bird sings (1969) ♡
  • michael azerrad - our band could be your life (2001) ♡
  • michael patrick macdonald - all souls: a family story (1999)
  • mitch albom - tuesdays with morrie (1997) ♡
  • paul auster - the invention of solitude (1982)
  • portia de rossi - unbearable lightness (2010) ♡
  • rainer maria rilke - letters to a young poet (1929)
  • robert dallek - an unfinished life: john f. kennedy 1917-1963 (2001)
  • robert schnakenberg - the big bad book of bill murray (2015)
  • sylvia plath - the bell jar (1963) ♡
  • sylvia plath - the unabridged journals (2000)
  • tobias wolff - this boy's life: a memoir (1989)

drama and plays

  • arthur laurents - west side story (1957)
  • arthur miller - death of a salesman (1949) ♡
  • arthur miller - the crucible (1953)
  • august wilson - fences (1983) ♡
  • georg buchner - complete plays and prose (1963)
  • george bernard shaw - 4 plays (2004)
  • george bernard shaw - heartbreak house (1919)
  • george bernard shaw - saint joan (1923)
  • goethe - faust (1806-1808)
  • henrik ibsen - four major plays, volume i (2006)
  • james baldwin - blues for mister charlie (1964)
  • jean-paul sartre - no exit & three other plays (1949)
  • lorraine hansberry - a raisin in the sun (1959)
  • moliere - the misanthrope, tartuffe, and other plays (1664-66)
  • oscar wilde - lady windermere's fan
  • oscar wilde - the dover reader (anthology) (2015)
  • sophocles - the oedipus cycle (429 bc)
  • tennessee williams - cat on a hot tin roof (1958)
  • tennessee williams - the glass menagerie (1945)
  • william shakespeare - a midsummer night's dream (1596)
  • william shakespeare - as you like it (1623)
  • william shakespeare - henry v (1599)
  • william shakespeare - king lear (1606)
  • william shakespeare - macbeth (1611) ♡
  • william shakespeare - othello (1603) ♡
  • william shakespeare - richard iii (1633) ♡
  • william shakespeare - romeo and juliet (1597)
  • william shakespeare - twelfth night (1602)

short story collections

  • alice munro - runaway (2004)
  • calvin skaggs - the american short story, volume ii (1980)
  • charles bukowski - hot water music (1983)
  • d.h. lawrence - the complete short stories, volume iii (1977)
  • david foster wallace - brief interviews with hideous men (1999) ♡
  • david foster wallace - girl with curious hair (1996) ♡
  • david foster wallace - oblivion: stories (2004) ♡
  • dylan thomas - collected stories
  • ernest hemingway - in our time (1925)
  • flann o'brien - at swim-two birds (1939)
  • flannery o'connor - the complete stories (1971) ♡
  • franz kafka - the complete stories (1971)
  • gustave flaubert - three tales (1877)
  • haruki murakami - after the quake (2000) ♡
  • haruki murakami - blind willow sleeping woman (2009) ♡
  • haruki murakami - south of the border, west of the sun (1992) ♡
  • haruki murakami - the elephant vanishes (1993) ♡
  • henry james - selected short stories
  • henry james - the turn of the screw & other short fiction
  • j.d. salinger - nine stories (1953) ♡
  • james joyce - dubliners (1914) ♡
  • james joyce - the portable james joyce (1976)
  • jhumpa lahiri - the interpreter of maladies (1999)
  • john barth - lost in the funhouse (1968) ♡
  • john barth - on with the story (1996)
  • ken wells - floating off the page: the best stories from the wall street journal's "middle column" (2002)
  • langston hughes - the best of simple (1990)
  • leo tolstoy - sevastopol sketches (1855)
  • leo tolstoy - what men live by (1885)
  • lu xun - diary of a madman and other stories (1835)
  • lydia davis - the collected stories (2009)
  • milton crane - 50 great american short stories (1952)
  • miranda july - no one belongs here more than you (2005) ♡
  • nathaniel hawthorne - great short works (1977)
  • noel coward - the short stories (1985)
  • philip k. dick - the short happy life of the brown oxford / the collected stories, vol. i (2002)
  • philip roth - goodbye columbus (1959)
  • raymond carver - where i'm calling from: new & selected stories (1988)
  • robert penn warren - short story masterpieces (1954)
  • ryūnosuke akutagawa - rashomon (1915)
  • sandra cisneros - woman hollering creek: and other stories (1991) ♡
  • sherwood anderson - winesburg, ohio (1919) ♡
  • tim o'brien - the things they carried (1990) ♡
  • wilhelm & jacob grimm - grimm's fairy tales (1812)

non-fiction works and essays

  • alain de bolton - the architecture of happiness (2006)
  • albert tobler - the rough guide to mindfulness (2013)
  • andrew dornenburg - culinary artistry (1996)
  • aristotle - ethics (322-384 BCE)
  • betty friedan - the feminine mystique (1963)
  • beverley tatum - why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? and other conversations about race (1997)
  • bill bryson - a short history of nearly everything (2003)
  • bill simmons - the book of basketball (2009)
  • bruce brander - the river nile (1966)
  • bruce weinstein - the good ones: ten crucial qualities of high-character employees (2015)
  • carl sagan - billions and billions: thoughts on life and death at the brink of the millennium (1997)
  • carl sagan - the dragons of eden: speculations on the evolution of human intelligence (1977)
  • charles brenner - an elementary textbook of psychoanalysis (1955)
  • charles darwin - evolutionary writings (1845)
  • charles duhigg - the power of habit (2012) ♡
  • charles townshend - the oxford history of modern war (2005)
  • chuck klosterman - fargo rock city (2001)
  • chuck klosterman - SD&CP: a low culture manifesto (2003) ♡
  • confucius - analects (475-221 bc)
  • d. hofstadter - godel, escher, bach: an eternal golden braid (1979)
  • dale carnegie - how to stop worrying & start living (1948)
  • dale carnegie - the quick & easy way to effective speaking (1937)
  • daniel goleman - social intelligence: the new science of human relationships (2007)
  • daniel j. levitin - this is your brain on music: the science of a human obsession (2006) ♡
  • dave cullen - columbine (2009)
  • david foster wallace - a supposedly fun thing i'll never do again: essays and arguments (1998) ♡
  • david foster wallace - both flesh and not (essays) (2012) ♡
  • david foster wallace - consider the lobster (essays) (2005) ♡
  • david foster wallace and mark costello - signifying rappers: rap and race in the urban present (1990) ♡
  • david mamet - writing in restaurants (1987)
  • e.m. forster - aspects of the novel (1927)
  • edward de bono - the use of lateral thinking
  • eric rauchway - murdering mckinley (2003)
  • eric schlosser - fast food nation (2001)
  • erich fromm - the art of loving (1956)
  • g. bowker - sorting things out: classification & its consequences (2000)
  • g. polya - how to solve it: a new aspect of mathematical method (2014)
  • greil marcus/werner sollors - a new literary history of america (2009)
  • holly george-warren - the rolling stone book of the beats (1999)
  • inga norberg - recipes of sweden: a classic swedish cookbook (1996)
  • james lock - help your child beat an eating disorder (2015)
  • jared diamond - collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed (2005)
  • jared diamond - guns, germs, and steel (1997)
  • jenni schaefer - life without ED: how one woman declared independence from her eating disorder & how you can too (2003)
  • joe dominguez - your money or your life (1999)
  • john keegan - the book of war: 25 centuries of great war writing (2000)
  • john medina - brain rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school (2008)
  • jon krakaeur - into the wild (1996) ♡
  • kay redfield jamison - touched with fire: manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament (1993) ♡
  • kenneth morris - the wall street journal: guide to understanding money and investing (1999)
  • lao tzu - tao te ching (6th century bc)
  • lawrence lessig - free culture: the nature & future of creativity (2004)
  • leland, john - hip: the history (2001)
  • LIFE 2000-2009: the decade that changed the world (2009)
  • malcolm gladwell - outliers: the story of success (2008) ♡
  • marie kondo - the life-changing magic of tidying up: the japanese art of decluttering and organizing (2011) ♡
  • maxwell maltz - the new psycho-cybernetics (2002)
  • michael lewis - liar's poker: rising through wreckage on wall st (1989)
  • nancy cobb - in lieu of flowers: a conversation for the living (2000)
  • neil postman - amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business (1985)
  • niccolo machiavelli - the prince (1532)
  • oliver sacks - the man who mistook his wife for a hat & other clinical tales (1985)
  • paul collier - the bottom billion: why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it (2007)
  • paul tillich - the courage to be (1952)
  • paula massood - the spike lee reader (2008)
  • peter lynch - one up on wall street (2000)
  • sigmund freud - a general introduction to psychoanalysis (1915)
  • sigmund freud - group psychology & the analysis of the ego (1921)
  • sigmund freud - the future of an illusion (1927)
  • slavoj zizek - absolute recoil: towards a new foundation of dialectical materialism (2014)
  • sogyal rinpoche - the tibetan book of living and dying (1992)
  • stephen d. levitt - freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (2005) ♡
  • stephen d. levitt - superfreakonomics: global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance
  • stephen hawking - a brief history of time (1998)
  • thich nhat hanh - the heart of buddha's teachings (1999) ♡
  • truman capote - in cold blood (1966)
  • virginia woolf - a room of one's own (1929) ♡
  • william strunk jr. - the elements of style (1918) ♡

religious texts

  • bible
  • laozi - tao te ching (4th centry BCE)
  • the q'aran

graphic novels/comics collections

  • alan moore - watchmen (1987) ♡
  • bill watterson - something under the bed is drooling (1988) ♡
  • john allison - giant days (2015)

foreign language books

  • chinese mandarin
  • chinese oxford mini dictionary
  • french
  • french (random house-webster's)
  • russian
  • spanish: berlitz self-teacher
  • swedish

miscellaneous/collectibles

  • adam jacot de boinod - the meaning of tingo (2006)
  • angus croll - if hemingway wrote javascript (2014) ♡
  • armand eisen - believing in ourselves: the wisdom of women (1992)
  • christian dior - the little dictionary of fashion (2007)
  • david remnick - fierce pajamas: an anthology of humor writing from the new yorker (2002)
  • frank warren - postsecret: confessions on life, death, and god (2009)
  • fred woodward - rolling stone: the illustrated portraits (2000)
  • ines de la fressange - parisan chic: a style guide (2010) ♡
  • marcelline delbecq - close-up (2006)
  • ottchen & hill - shakespeare's insults (1995)
  • raisa fastman - a portrait of american mothers & daughters (1987)
  • robert munsch - love you forever (1986) ♡
  • scott schuman - the sartorialist: closer (2012) ♡
  • steven caires - the joys of engrish (2005) ♡
  • wil huygen - gnomes (1976)

novels and novellas (pre-1920)

  • aesop - aesop's fables (620-564 BCE)
  • alexandre dumas - the counte of monte cristo (1844)
  • charles dickens - a christmas carol (1843)
  • charles dickens - a tale of two cities (1859)
  • charles dickens - david copperfield (1850)
  • charles dickens - great expectations (1860)
  • charles dickens - hard times (1854)
  • charlotte bronte - jane eyre (1847)
  • d. defoe - the fortunes & misfortunes of the famous moll flanders (1722)
  • dante - the divine comedy (1472)
  • edgar allen poe - the narrative of arthur gordon pym of nantucket (1838)
  • edith wharton - ethan frome (1911)
  • edith wharton - the custom of the country (1913)
  • edith wharton - the house of mirth (1905)
  • emily bronte - wuthering heights (1847)
  • frank norris - mcteague: a story of san francisco (1899)
  • franz kafka - the castle (1926)
  • franz kafka - the trial (1925)
  • fyodor dostoyevsky - crime and punishment (1866) ♡
  • fyodor dostoyevsky - notes from underground (1864)
  • fyodor dostoyevsky - the brothers karamazov (1880) ♡
  • fyodor dostoyevsky - the house of the dead (1860-2)
  • fyodor dostoyevsky - the idiot (1869)
  • geoffrey chaucer - the canterbury tales (1475)
  • george eliot - middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1874) ♡
  • george eliot - silas marner (1861)
  • george grossmith - the diary of a nobody (1892) ♡
  • gustave flaubert - madame bovary (1856)
  • harriet beecher stowe - uncle tom's cabin (1852)
  • __henry james - the american (1877)
  • henry james - the bostonians (1885)
  • henry james - the portrait of a lady (1881)
  • herman melville - moby dick (1851)
  • homer - the odyssey (8th century bc)
  • jack london - the call of the wild (1903)
  • james fenimore cooper - the last of the mohicans (1826)
  • james joyce - portrait of the artist as a young man (1914-15) ♡
  • jane austen - emma (1815)
  • jane austen - persuasion (1817)
  • jane austen - pride and prejudice (1813)
  • jane austen - sense and sensibility (1811)
  • john milton - paradise lost (1667)
  • jonathan swift - gulliver's travels (1726)
  • joseph conrad - heart of darkness (1899)
  • joseph conrad - lord jim (1900)
  • joseph conrad - tales of unrest (1898)
  • jules verne - 20,000 leagues under the sea (1870)
  • leo tolstoy - anna karenina (1877)
  • leo tolstoy - childhood, boyhood, and youth (1852-1856)
  • leo tolstoy - war and peace (1869)
  • lewis carroll - alice's adventures in wonderland (1865) ♡
  • louisa may alcott - little women (1880)
  • margaret mitchell - gone with the wind (1936)
  • mark twain - the adventures of huckleberry finn (1884) ♡
  • mark twain - the prince and the pauper (1882)
  • mark twain - the works of, complete & unabridged (1982)
  • mary shelley - frankenstein, or the modern prometheus (1818) ♡
  • miguel de unamuno - mist (1914) ♡
  • nathaniel hawthorne - the scarlet letter (1850) ♡
  • oscar wilde - the picture of dorian gray (1890) ♡
  • ovid - metamorphoses (8 AD)
  • pierre choderlos de laclos - les liaisons dangereuses (1782)
  • stephen crane - the red badge of courage (1895)
  • theodore dreiser - sister carrie (1900)
  • thomas hardy - tess of the d'ubervilles (1891) ♡
  • thomas hardy - the return of the native (1878)
  • victor hugo - les miserables (1862)
  • victor hugo - the hunchback of notre dame (1831)
  • virgil - the aenid (29-19 BC)
  • voltaire - candide (1759) ♡
  • w. somerset maugham - the moon and sixpence (1919)
  • willa cather - my antonia (1918)

novels and novellas (post-1920)

  • aharon appelfeld - badenheim 1939 (1978) ♡
  • albert camus - the fall (1956)
  • albert camus - the plague (1947)
  • albert camus - the stranger (1942) ♡
  • alduous huxley - brave new world (1932)
  • alexai galaviz-budziszewski - painted cities (2014) ♡
  • alexandra ripley - scarlett (1991)
  • alice walker - the color purple (1982)
  • amitav ghosh - the shadow lines (1988)
  • andrew davies - conrad's war (1978)
  • ann petry - the street (1946)
  • anonymous - go ask alice (1971)
  • antoine saint de exupery - the little prince (1943) ♡
  • ayn rand - the fountainhead (1943)
  • barbara kingsolver - the bean trees (1988)
  • betty smith - a tree grows in brooklyn (1943)
  • carmen laforet - nada (1944) ♡
  • carson mccullers - the heart is a lonely hunter (1940) ♡
  • charles bukowski - ham on rye (1982) ♡
  • charles bukowski - hollywood (1989) ♡
  • charles bukowski - post office (1971)
  • charles bukowski - women (1978)
  • chinua achebe - things fall apart (1958)
  • chuck palahniuk - invisible monsters (1999)
  • cormac mccarthy - blood meridian (1985)
  • cormac mccarthy - the road (2006) ♡
  • d.e. stevenson - miss buncle's book (1934)
  • d.h. lawrence - lady chatterly's lover (1928)
  • d.h. lawrence - sons and lovers (1913)
  • d.h. lawrence - women in love (1920)
  • dave eggers - you shall know our velocity! (2002)
  • david foster wallace - infinite jest (1996) (re) ♡
  • david foster wallace - the broom of the system (1987)
  • david foster wallace - the pale king (2011)
  • david huddle - the tenorman (1995)
  • don delillo - libra (1988)
  • don delillo - white noise (1985)
  • doris lessing - the golden notebook (1962)
  • doug dorst - s. (ship of theseus) (2013)
  • douglas adams - the hitchiker's guide to the galaxy (1996)
  • e.b. white - charlotte's web (1952)
  • erich maria remarque - all quiet on the western front (1929)
  • ernest hemingway - a farewell to arms (1929) ♡
  • ernest hemingway - fiesta: the sun also rises (1926) ♡
  • ernest hemingway - for whom the bell tolls (1940) ♡
  • ernest hemingway - the old man and the sea (1952) ♡
  • evelyn waugh - the loved one (1948)
  • f. scott fitzgerald - tender is the night (1934)
  • f. scott fitzgerald - the beautiful and the damned (1922)
  • f. scott fitzgerald - the great gatsby (1925) ♡
  • f. scott fitzgerald - this side of paradise (1920)
  • flannery o'connor - wise blood (1952)
  • gabriel garcia marquez - 100 years of solitude (1967)
  • gabriel garcia marquez - love in the time of cholera (1985)
  • gabriel josipovici - goldberg: variations (2005) ♡
  • gary paulsen - hatchet (1987)
  • george orwell - animal farm (1945) ♡
  • george orwell - nineteen eighty-four (1949) ♡
  • gloria naylor - the women of brewster place (1982)
  • graeme gibson - five legs (1969)
  • harper lee - to kill a mockingbird (1960) ♡
  • haruki murakami - norwegian wood (1987)
  • haruki murakami - sputnik sweetheart (1999)
  • haruki murakami - the wind-up bird chronicle (1997)
  • henry miller - tropic of cancer (1934)
  • henry roth - call it sleep (1934)
  • herman hesse - steppenwolf (1927) ♡
  • hermann hesse - magister ludi (1943)
  • hermann hesse - narcissus and goldmund (1930) ♡
  • hermann hesse - siddhartha (1922) ♡
  • hunter s. thompson - fear and loathing in las vegas (1971)
  • italo calvino - if on a winter's night a traveler (1979) ♡
  • j.d. salinger - franny and zooey (1961) ♡
  • j.d. salinger - raise high the roof beams, carpenters and seymour: an introduction (1963)
  • j.d. salinger - the catcher in the rye (1951) ♡
  • jack kerouac - big sur (1962) ♡
  • jack kerouac - desolation angels (1965)
  • jack kerouac - on the road (1957) ♡
  • jack kerouac - the dharma bums (1958) ♡
  • jamaica kincaid - annie john (1985)
  • james baldwin - go tell it on the mountain (1953)
  • james joyce - finnegans wake (1939)
  • jean-paul sartre - nausea (1938) ♡
  • jeffrey eugenides - middlesex (2002)
  • jerry spinelli - maniac magee (1990) (re)
  • jerzy kosinski - steps (1968) ♡
  • jhumpa lahiri - the namesake (2003)
  • john gregory brown - decorations in a ruined cemetery (1994) ♡
  • john hodgman - the areas of my expertise (2005)
  • john irving - the 158-pound marriage (1974)
  • john o'hara - appointment in samarra (1934) ♡
  • john steinbeck - east of eden (1952)
  • john steinbeck - of mice and men (1937) ♡
  • john steinbeck - the grapes of wrath (1939) ♡
  • john steinbeck - the moon is down (1942)
  • john steinbeck - the winter of our discontent (1961)
  • john steinbeck - travels with charley: in search of america (1960)
  • john updike - rabbit, run (1960)
  • jonathan franzen - freedom: a novel (2010) ♡
  • jonathan franzen - the corrections (2001) ♡
  • jonathan franzen - the twenty-seventh city (1988)
  • joseph heller - catch-22 (1961)
  • joyce carol oates - foxfire (1993)
  • juan rulfo - pedro paramo (1955)
  • judith guest - ordinary people (1976) ♡
  • julia alvarez - how the colored girls lost their accents (1991)
  • junot diaz - the brief wondrous life of oscar wao (2007) ♡
  • khaled hosseini - the kite runner (2003)
  • kurt vonnegut - cat's cradle (1963)
  • kurt vonnegut - galapagos (1985)
  • kurt vonnegut - slaughterhouse-five (1969)
  • langston hughes - not without laughter (1930)
  • lawrence durrell - justine (1957)
  • leon uris - exodus (1958)
  • leon uris - QB VII (1970)
  • lois lowry - the giver (1993)
  • manuel puig - kiss of the spider woman (1985)
  • margaret atwood - bodily harm (1981)
  • mario puzo - the godfather (1969)
  • mark leyner - my cousin, my gastroenterologist (1990) ♡
  • mark z. danielewski - only revolutions (2006) ♡
  • markus zusak - i am the messenger (2002)
  • meg wolitzer - the interestings (2013)
  • michael holley - belicheck & brady: two men, the patriots, and how they revolutionized football (2016)
  • mikhail bulgakov - the master and margarita (1967)
  • milan kundera - immortality (1988)
  • milan kundera - the book of laughter and forgetting (1979)
  • milan kundera - the festival of insignificance (2015)
  • milan kundera - the unbearable lightness of being (1984)
  • naomi alderman - the power (2016)
  • nathanael west - miss lonelyhearts & the day of the locust (1939)
  • nick hornby - high fidelity (1995)
  • norman mailer - the naked and the dead (1948)
  • patrick chamoiseau - school days (1994)
  • paul auster - moon palace (1989) ♡
  • paul auster - the new york trilogy (1987)
  • postcards (e. annie proulx, 1992)
  • ralph ellison - invisible man (1952)
  • ray bradbury - dandelion wine (1957)
  • ray bradbury - fahrenheit 451 (1953) ♡
  • rebecca wells - divine secrets of the ya-ya sisterhood (1996)
  • richard wright - black boy (1945)
  • richard wright - native son (1940)
  • richard yates - revolutionary road (1961)
  • ruth ozeki - a tale for the time being (2013)
  • s.e. hinton - rumblefish (1975)
  • s.e. hinton - the outsiders (1967) ♡
  • sandra cisneros - caramelo (2002) ♡
  • sandra cisneros - the house on mango street (1984) ♡
  • saul bellow - herzog (1964)
  • sinclair lewis - babbitt (1922)
  • sinclair lewis - it can't happen here (1935)
  • stephen chbosky - the perks of being a wallflower (1999)
  • stephen king - cujo (1981)
  • sunil yapa - your heart is a muscle the size of a fist (2016)
  • tao lin - taipei (2013) ♡
  • thomas pynchon - inherent vice (2009)
  • thomas pynchon - the crying of lot 49 (1966)
  • thornton wilder - the bridge of san luis rey (1927) (re)
  • tim o'brien - in the lake of the woods (1995)
  • tim robbins - skinny legs and all (1990)
  • timothy findley - the wars (1977)
  • tom robbins - even cowgirls get the blues (1974)
  • toni morrison - beloved (1987) ♡
  • toni morrison - jazz (1992)
  • toni morrison - sula (1973)
  • toni morrison - tar baby (1981)
  • toni morrison - the bluest eye (1970)
  • truman capote - breakfast at tiffany's (1958)
  • virginia woolf - jacob's room (1922) ♡
  • virginia woolf - mrs. dalloway (1925) ♡
  • virginia woolf - orlando: a biography (1928)
  • virginia woolf - to the lighthouse (1927) ♡
  • virginia woolf - waves (1931)
  • vladimir nabokov - lolita (1955) ♡
  • vladimir nabokov - pale fire (1962)
  • walker percy - the moviegoer (1961) ♡
  • william burroughs - naked lunch (1959)
  • william faulkner - absolom, absolom! (1938)
  • william faulkner - as i lay dying (1930) ♡
  • william faulkner - light in august (1932)
  • william faulkner - the sound and the fury (1929) ♡
  • william faulkner - the unvanquished (1938)
  • william faulkner - three famous short novels (1940)
  • william gaddis - the recognitions (1955)
  • william golding - lord of the flies (1954)
  • yoko kawashima watkins - so far from the bamboo grove (1986)
  • yoram kaniuk - life on sandpaper (2003)
  • zadie smith - nw (2012)
  • zadie smith - on beauty (2005)
  • zadie smith - swing time (2016)
  • zadie smith - the book of other people (2008) ♡
  • zadie smith - white teeth (2000) ♡
  • zora neale hurston - their eyes were watching god (1937) ♡

textbooks/anthologies

  • a history of western art (2004)
  • a pocket style manual: clarity, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, research, MLA/APA/Chicago/CSE, usage/grammatical terms (2014)
  • black voices: an anthology of afro-american literature (2001)
  • calculus - early transcendentals
  • code complete: a practical handbook of software construction (2004)
  • code: the hidden language of computer hardware and software (2000)
  • cracking the coding interview: 189 programming Qs & solutions (2015)
  • creative drawing
  • fundamentals of abnormal psychology (2004)
  • high performance SQL: optimization, backups, and replication (2012)
  • jon saphier - the skillful teacher: building your teaching skills (2008)
  • pelican history of art: painting & sculpture in europe 1780-1880 (1992)
  • PHR study guide 2016 (2016)
  • physics, volume I
  • physics, volume II
  • sociobiology: the abridged version (1975)
  • sociology: a canadian perspective
  • the future of business
  • the nortion introduction to literature (1987)
  • the norton anthology of english literature, volume II: the romantic period through the 20th century (2006)
  • the norton anthology of world masterpieces (1999)
  • the portable north american indian reader (1974)
  • the portable russian reader (1960)
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feb 17 2019 +
user picture jéssica: i'm additioning a lot of those to my list and copying your organization style. i love it! i'll credit you! may 15 2016
user picture Codex furiosa : This list is beautiful! jun 21 2016
user picture speedtrials: haha - thank you both! jun 22 2016
user picture Rebecca: which of the DFW compilations that you read did you most enjoy? I just started consider the lobster, am really enjoying it, and think I will purchase another book of his! aug 19 2017