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30 Books Loved by BAB

June 2, 2009

Inspired by the classic Facebook time-wasting activity of list making, I figured it would be nice to repost this for people who might get a chance to do some summer reading. It also got me thinking about how we’re shaped and affected by certain books- and how we may have come across those books. Assigned by a teacher? Recommended by friends? An appealing cover in the bookstore? There are so many books out there, it almost seems like sheer chance which ones end up in our laps…

But seriously, how awesome is the smell of books and their oftentimes beautifully illustrated covers? There are definitely a few on this list that I need to finally add to my collection…

In No Particular Order:

Jack Kerouac – On The Road

Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar

Tom Robbins – Still Life With Woodpecker

Homer – The Odyssey

Antoine de St. Exupery – The Little Prince

Ernest Hemingway- The Sun Also Rises

Heart of Darkness -Joseph Conrad

Albert Camus – The Stranger

Gore Vidal – Live From Golgotha…

Sherwood Anderson – Winesburg, Ohio

Thomas Pynchon – Vineland

Anthony Burgess – Clockwork Orange

Voltaire – Candide

Nick Hornby – The Polysyllabic Spree

Truman Capote – In Cold Blood

William Eisner – The Contract With God trilogy

Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting

Harvey Pekar – Anthology

Franz Kafka – The Trial

Daniel Clowes – Ghost World

Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird

John Kennedy Toole – a Confederacy of Dunces

Kurt Vonnegut – Cat’s Cradle

Michael Chabon – Kavalier and Clay

Herman Hesse – the Journey to the East

Henry Miller – Tropic of Cancer

Anais Nîn – Journals

John Steinbeck – Grapes of Wrath

Italo Calvino – Invisible Cities

The Giving Tree -Shel Silverstein

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