Anna MacDonald’s Ten Favorite Books

Snow Geese by William Fiennes

1. The Snow Geese: A Story of Home by William Fiennes

2. The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald

3. Rodinsky’s Room by Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair

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Chad Hall’s Top 10 Books

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

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Kimberly Richardson’s Ten Favorite Books

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

In no particular order:

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Dune by Frank Herbert

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Michowel’s Favorite Ten Books


1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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Jean-Marie S.’s Ten Favorite Books

The Sun Also Rises

1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

3. Vanity of Duluoz by Jack Kerouac

4. Ask the Dust by John Fante

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Strangely B. Stranger’s Ten Favorite Books

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

1. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

2. Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams

3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole(My license plate reads “Dr …{read more}

Tariq Bedgood’s Top Ten Favorite Books


1. Tristessa by Jack Kerouac

2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

3. Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates

4. Desolation Angels by Kerouac

5. Howl by Allen Ginsberg

6. The …{read more}

Mark Winchester’s Ten Favorite Books

Under the Volcano

1. Under the Volcano by Malcom Lowry

2. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

3. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

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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 McClure

Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac

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Gary A.’s Ten Favorite Books


1. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

2. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

3. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

4. Ask the Dust by John Fante

5. Sixty-Seven Poems For …{read more}