Book Recs

– Recommended Reading –



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

Scribbling the Cat – Fuller

A Little More About Me – Houston

A Moveable Feast – Hemingway

Indian Creek Chronicles – Fromm

The Liar’s Club – Karr

Lit – Karr

This Boy’s Life – Wolf

Goat – Land

Naked – Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day – Sedaris

Desert Solitaire – Abbey

The Glass Castle – Walls

Another Bullshit Night In Suck City – Flynn

Short Story Collections:

The Interpreter Of Maladies – Lahiri

Dark Lies The Island – Barry

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven – Alexie

Trainspotting – Welsh

Drown – Diaz

Jesus Son – Johnson

The Moccasin Telegraph – Kinsella

Krik, Krak – Danticat

The Nick Adams Stories – Hemingway

Desert Notes/River Notes – Lopez


Poetry Collections:

Blood Dazzler – Patricia Smith

Citizen: An American Lyric – Rankine

Say Uncle – Kay Ryan

Smoke – Dorianne Laux

Dismantling The Hills – McGriff

Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty – Hoagland



NW – Smith

The Underground Railroad – Whitehead

The Nix – Hill

The Motel Life – Vlautin

Lean On Pete – Vlautin

Woe To Live On – Woodrell

To Kill A Mockingbird – Lee

Song of Solomon – Morrison

Sula – Morrison

Beloved – Morrison

The Bluest Eye – Morrison

Little Bee – Cleave

Goodnight, Nebraska – McNeal

The Painted Bird – Kosinski

100 Years of Solitude – Marquez

All the Pretty Horses – McCarthy

Cities Of The Plain – McCarthy

No Country For Old Men – McCarthy

For Whom the Bell Tolls – Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea – Hemingway

The Sound and the Fury – Faulkner

The Unvanquished – Faulkner

Winter In the Blood – Welch

Sometimes a Great Notion – Kesey

The Red Pony – Steinbeck

East of Eden – Steinbeck

Winterkill – Lesley

Ordinary Wolves – Kantner

Persuasion – Austen

Vanity Fair – Thackeray

Foe – Coetze

A Prayer For Owen Meany – 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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