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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 4. Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London by Iain Sinclair 5. ‘Street Haunting: A London Adventure’ by Virginia Woolf […]

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 Love is a Dog From Hell by Charles Bukowski Hip: The History by John Leland Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust How Fiction Works by James Wood Hitch-22: A Memoir by […]

David Gitin’s Ten Favorite Books

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf Awakening Osiris by Normandi Ellis Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters Flash of the Spirit by Robert Farris Thompson The New American Poetry, 1945-1960, Donald Allen (ed.) The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation by W.Y.Evans-Wentz Dark Pools of Light by Richard Grossinger Centering by M.C. Richards […]

Gloria Avner’s Ten Favorite Books

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok The Crack in the Cosmic Egg by Joseph Chilton Pearce The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon Jane Eyre by Chalotte Bronte Light in August by William Faulkner […]

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 The World According to Garp by John Irving Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust Justine by Lawrence Durrell Imajica by Clive Barker You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe […]

Ricker Winsor’s Ten Favorite Books

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Man Who Was Not With It by Herbert Gold A Fan’s Notes by Fred Exley Independent People by Halldor Laxness On The Road by Jack Kerouac […]

Michowel’s Favorite Ten Books

otr-kerouac

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 4. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe 5. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 6. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest […]

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 5. The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll 6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 7. The Basketball Diaries by Thomas Mc Guane 8. Naked […]

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 Nut”!) 4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson 5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 6. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac 7. […]

Tariq Bedgood’s Top Ten Favorite Books

tristessa

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 Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 7. Lonesome Traveler by Jack Kerouac 8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 9. Ring of Bone by Lew […]