Favorite Books

If you love these books too, we can be friends. If we are already friends and you don't love these books, never tell me that, because I will never look at you the same way again.
  1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    In a story that begins in media res, classics students at a small college in Vermont kill one of their own, and the reader spends the entire book learning why.
  2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
    A British spy is captured by the Nazis in occupied France. What seems like a typical WWII story evolves into the most heartfelt exploration of friendship I've ever seen. I will never not cry thinking about the line "Kiss me, Hardy!"
  3. Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis
    A reselling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche (😍) in the beautiful prose of CS Lewis, told from the perspective of Psyche's troubled sister.
  4. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
    Not a book that is really read as much as experienced. I read this about 15 years ago and still think about it frequently.
  5. The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    The book that began my life-long obsession with the Trojan War.
  6. Bellwether by Connie Willis
    A researcher who studies fads jumps through ridiculous hoops to gain funding from her oversized corporation and accidentally finds love along the way.