Book Recs

– Recommended Reading –



Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller

Scribbling the Cat – Alexandra Fuller

A Little More About Me – Pam Houston

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

Indian Creek Chronicles – Pete Fromm

The Liar’s Club – Mary Karr

Lit – Mary Karr

This Boy’s Life – Tobias Wolf

Goat – Brad Land

Naked – David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

Another Bullshit Night In Suck City – Nick Flynn


Short Story Collections:

The Interpreter Of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

Happiness Is A Chemical In The Brain – Lucia Perillo

Dark Lies The Island – Kevin Barry

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven – Sherman Alexie

Trainspotting – Irvin Welsh

Drown – Junot Diaz

Jesus Son – Denis Johnson

The Moccasin Telegraph – W.P. Kinsella

Krik, Krak – Edwidge Danticat

The Nick Adams Stories – Ernest Hemingway

Desert Notes/River Notes – Barry Lopez


Poetry Collections:

Blood Dazzler – Patricia Smith

Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine

On The Spectrum Of Possible Deaths – Lucia Perillo

Say Uncle – Kay Ryan

Smoke – Dorianne Laux

Dismantling The Hills – Michael McGriff

Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty – Tony Hoagland



NW – Zadie Smith

On Beauty – Zadie Smith

The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

Our Souls At Night – Kent Haruf

The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

The Nix – Nathan Hill

The Motel Life – Willy Vlautin

Lean On Pete – Willy Vlautin

Woe To Live On – Daniel Woodrell

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison

Sula – Toni Morrison

Beloved – Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

Little Bee – Chris Cleave

Goodnight, Nebraska – Tom McNeal

The Painted Bird – Jerzy Kosinski

100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

Cities Of The Plain – Cormac McCarthy

No Country For Old Men – Cormac McCarthy

For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner

The Unvanquished – William Faulkner

Winter In the Blood – James Welch

Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey

The Red Pony – John Steinbeck

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Winterkill – Craig Lesley

Ordinary Wolves – Seth Kantner

Persuasion – Jane Austen

Vanity Fair – William Thackeray

Foe – J.M. Coetze

A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving


Deep Survival – Gonzales

The Cloudspotter’s Guide – Pinney

Free-Range Kids – Skenazy

The Natural Navigator – Gooley

De LaSalle and the Discovery of the West – Parkman

Coming Into the Country – McPhee

Fall of the Phantom Lord – Toddhunter

Fast Food Nation – Schlosser

6 thoughts on “Book Recs

  1. just finished the book “Sources of the River”, (Jack Nisbet) about the explorer David Thompson, the discoverer of the headwaters of the Columbia River. In a word, this book could be called ‘when boys were men’, as Thompson started his long adventure at the age of 14 as a Hudson Bay employee. An excellent read that will make you appreciate the rigors of life when living was an ordeal.


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