PROBABLY MY FAVORITE BOOKS
I made it a rule to list each author only once. Please make recommendations if we have similar taste!
- •Invisible Monsters by Chuck PalahniukFrom the author of Fight Club, although I think this one is better. I've read it at least once a year since I was in high school, and it's still just as good every time.
- •The Secret History by Donna TarttFrom the author of last year's Pulitzer prize winner The Goldfinch, although again, I think this one is better. It features my two favorite elements: Rich teenagers and murder.
- •The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister SouljahFucking classic. Made me wish my dad was a drug dealer so bad. They've been saying they will make a movie of this for as long as I can remember, and I seriously hope it happens in my lifetime.
- •Average American Male by Chad KultgenLiterally every one of his books is great.
- •I am No One You Know by Joyce Carol OatesMy favorite short story of all time, "The Girl with the Blackened Eye" is in this book.
- •American Psycho by Bret Easton EllisDuh.
- •Me Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisI don't even know which of his books is the best, or which book has which stories, because they're all in the same style and they're all very good. Just read all of them.
- •Running with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsSame as above.
- •Lolita by Vladimir NabokovI'm generally not a fan of the "classics" (not sure why, I just have a hard time getting into them,) but this one I love so so so so much. It's different every time I read it.
- •And Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieThe great thing about having done a lot of drugs as a teenager is that I can read all of my favorite Agatha Christie books over and over, and be surprised at the end every time. (I especially love the Hercule Poirot ones! Fuck Miss Marple.)
- •Snow Crash by Neal StephensonThe only book on this list I've only read once. It throws a lot of information at you, so I suggest you read it in a as short amount of time as possible.
- •The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue TownsendLOL-funny, like you actually will laugh out loud.
- •Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby jrIt'll give you a nervous breakdown, but it'll be worth it.
- •Permanent Midnight by Jerry StahlSame as above. If you only read one drug memoir, this is the one.
- •Tenth of December by George SaundersTotally lives up to the hype. Every short story fan should read.
- •Wetlands by Charlotte RocheTranslated from German, I discovered this when my editor gave me a copy. The book opens with a girl in the hospital because her asshole is torn, so obviously I love it.