Book Recommendations & Reading List

 

 

Books I've read and found some kind of comfort in. 

I think you will too.

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Albums Thats Shaped Me

(My favorite records all time)

  • Copeland - Ixora

  • Ani Difranco - Dilate

  • Counting Crows - August and Everything After

  • Lorde - Melodrama

  • Ben Harper - Welcome to the Cruel World

  • Kevin Garrett - False Hope

  • Tove Styrke - Sway

  • Bon Iver - 22, A Million

  • Augustana - Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt

  • Brand New - Deja Entendu

  • Trevor Hall - This Is Blue

  • Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors

  • The Perishers ‎- Let There Be Morning

  • There For Tomorrow - A Little Faster

  • Justin Nozuka - Holly

  • Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

  • Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism

  • VersaEmerge - Fixed At Zero

A FEW MORE BOOKS I’VE READ AND LOVED

in no particular order

 

 

Fiction/Classics

  • This is How You Lose Her - Junot Díaz

  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

  • Slowness - Milan Kundera

  • Life Is Elsewhere - Milan Kundera

  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera

  • Eleven Kinds of Loneliness - Richard Yates

  • Roughing It - Mark Twain

  • Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami

  • The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-ExupÌ©ry

  • Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

  • Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

  • Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

  • A Room with a View - E.M. Forster

  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

  • Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers

  • Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman

  • Tender Is The Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

  • 1984 - George Orwell

  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

  • Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

  • Invisible Monsters -  Chuck Palahniuk

  • A Room of One’s Own - Virginia Woolf

  • Moments of Being - Virginia Woolf

  • To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

  • Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

  • Factotum - Charles Buskowski

  • Post Office - Charles Bukowski

  • Journey to Ixtlan - Carlos Castaneda

  • One Day My Soul Just Opened Up - Iyanla Vanzant

  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson

  • Eleven Kinds of Loneliness - Richard Yates

  • The Other Side Of Midnight - Sidney Shelton

  • Super Sad True Love Story - Gary Shteyngart

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer

  • The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

 

POETRY / PROSE POETRY

(click the authors to find their books)

NON-FICTION / DIARIES / LETTERS / MEMOIRS

  • Walden - Henry David Thoreau

  • Journal of a Solitude - May Sarton

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola

  • The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

  • Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl // Review

  • You Learn By Living - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reborn: Journals and Notebooks - Susan Sontag

  • Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed

  • Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia - Marya Hornbacher

  • Finding Ultra - Rich Roll

  • The Idea of Duende - Federico Garcia Lorca

  • Autobiography of Red - Anne Carson

  • Economy of the Unlost - Anne Carson

  • ​One Day My Soul Just Opened Up - Iyanla Vanzant

  • The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

  • Black Coffee Blues - Henry Rollings

  • Henry and June: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin 

  • Tales of a Female Nomad - Rita Golden Gelman

  • Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner - Dean Karnazes

  • Travels With Myself - Tahir Shah

  • Leonardo’s Notebooks - Leonardo da Vinci

  • And the Heart Says Whatever - Emily Gould

YOGA / SPIRITUALITY

BOOKS ON WRITING

  • Story Structure Architect - Victoria Schmidt

  • Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott

  • The Artist’s Way - by Julia Cameron

  • On Writing Well - William Knowlton Zinsser 

  • Henry Miller on Writing

  • On Writing - Steven King

BUSINESS & SELF DEVELOPMENT

  • The Road to Character - David Brooks

  • The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - Travis Bradberry

  • Good to Great - Jim Collins

  • The Art Of Non-Conformity - Chris Guillebeau

  • Motivation and Personality - Abraham Maslow

  • The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life - Erving Goffman

  • The $100 Startup - Chris Guillebeau

  • Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

  • The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less - Richard Koch

  • The 4-Hour Workweek - Timothy Ferriss

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki

Music Business

  • All You Need To Know About The Music Business - Donald S Passman

PHILOSOPHY

  • Letter Form A Stoic - Seneca

  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

  • A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irvine

  • Philosophy As a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault

... and some more

  • How to Be Alone - Jonathan Franzen

  • Whatever It Takes: A Journey Into the Heart of Human Achievement - Bob Moawad

  • Seven Dada Manifestos and Lampisteries - Tristan Tzara

  • The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell

  • The Portable Nietzsche - Friedrich Nietzsche

  • The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy, #1) - James Redfield

  • Shelley: A Defence Of Poetry - Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore