Anna MacDonald’s Ten Favorite Books

Snow Geese by William Fiennes

1. The Snow Geese: A Story of Home by William Fiennes2. The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald3. Rodinsky's Room by Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair4. Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London by Iain Sinclair5. 'Street Haunting: A London Adventure' by Virginia Woolf6. The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino7. … [Read more...]

Chad Hall’s Top 10 Books

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Big Sur by Jack KerouacCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiThe New York Trilogy by Paul AusterLove is a Dog From Hell by Charles BukowskiHip: The History by John LelandSwann's Way by Marcel ProustHow Fiction Works by James WoodHitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher HitchensThe Journals of John … [Read more...]

Kimberly Richardson’s Ten Favorite Books

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

In no particular order:A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensOn The Road by Jack KerouacAtonement by Ian McEwanDune by Frank HerbertThe World According to Garp by John IrvingSwann's Way by Marcel ProustJustine by Lawrence DurrellImajica by Clive BarkerYou Can't Go Home Again by Thomas WolfeThe Secret History by Donna TarttYou can … [Read more...]

Michowel’s Favorite Ten Books


1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger4. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe5. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse6. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway8. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller9. Brave New World by Aldous … [Read more...]

Jean-Marie S.’s Ten Favorite Books

The Sun Also Rises

1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac3. Vanity of Duluoz by Jack Kerouac4. Ask the Dust by John Fante5. The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger7. The Basketball Diaries by Thomas Mc Guane8. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs9. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis10. The … [Read more...]

Strangely B. Stranger’s Ten Favorite Books

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

1. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe2. Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole(My license plate reads "Dr Nut"!)4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand6. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac7. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd(especially … [Read more...]

Tariq Bedgood’s Top Ten Favorite Books


1. Tristessa by Jack Kerouac2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles3. Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates4. Desolation Angels by Kerouac5. Howl by Allen Ginsberg6. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith7. Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath9. Ring of Bone by Lew Welch10. Junky by William S. BurroughsYou can … [Read more...]

Mark Winchester’s Ten Favorite Books

Under the Volcano

1. Under the Volcano by Malcom Lowry2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles3. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig5. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco6. Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson8. The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maughham9. Cosmos by Carl … [Read more...]

Denise Raphael’s Top Ten Beat Books List

scratching the beat surface

(in no particular order)Scratching the Beat Surface: Essays on New Vision from Blake to Kerouac by Michael McClureDesolation Angels by Jack KerouacPoints in Time by Paul BowlesGasoline by Gregory CorsoPieces of a Song: Selected Poems by Diane di PrimaOur Thang: Selected Poems, Selected Drawings by Ted Joans & Laura CorsigliaTeducation by Ted … [Read more...]

Gary A.’s Ten Favorite Books


1. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse2. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac3. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway4. Ask the Dust by John Fante5. Sixty-Seven Poems For Downtrodden Saints by Jack Micheline6. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck7. The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac8. White Trash by Jeff Foley9. Cities of the Red Night by William S. … [Read more...]