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Farnen's Recommended Reading

by James Farnen

May 25, 2011

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Mr. Farnen’s Recommended Reading

 

This list is FAR from being conclusive. I wanted to be picky and recommend only my favorites, but I have so many it was hard to choose. All of these are books that, in my opinion, you’ll be sad to finish and glad you read. All are superbly written and shed a little light on the shadowy heart of human experience, which is the purpose of all books that are worth reading.

 

The Neverending Story – Michael Ende

 

Harry Potter (all) – J.K. Rowling

 

The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer

 

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler – Italo Calvino

 

Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins

 

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury

 

The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de La Mancha – Miguel de Cervantes

 

Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

 

The Stand – Stephen King

 

The Bone People – Keri Hulme

 

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling – Henry Fielding

 

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

 

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

 

Grand Avenue – Greg Sarris

 

The Shining – Stephen King

 

Essays – E.B. White

 

Amusing Ourselves to Death – Neil Postman

 

A Box of Matches – Nicholson Baker

 

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

 

The Giver – Lois Lowry

 

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys – Chris Fuhrman

 

Dreamthorpe – Alexander Smith

 

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

 

We the Living – Ayn Rand

 

The Force of Spirit – Scott Russell Sanders

 

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

 

The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis

 

Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkein

 

The Metamorphosis, and Other Stories – Franz Kafka

 

The Odyssey – Homer

 

Candide – Voltaire

 

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

 

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

 

Speak, Memory – Vladimir Nabakov

 

As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner

 

The Green Mile – Stephen King

 

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

 

The Road – Cormac McCarthy