I read a lot. I go through books like addicts go through crack. Sometimes, if the book is good enough, I get the same feelings, cause I'm weird like that. Anyway, this is sort of for my own purposes as much as everyone else's (So I don't forget) Here are 10 books I feel should be read by everyone.
(In no order of awesomeness)
1. Anthony Bourdain -- A Cook's Tour [it is a kick in the nuts to the food writing world. just read it]
2. Dave Eggers -- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [this guy is cocky, yet he can write. A memoir about him. The title doesn't lie... I hated this at first then went back and loved it.]
3. Chuck Palahniuk -- Invisible Monsters [He's fucked up. Who doesn't like fucked up these days?]
4. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- Slaughterhouse V, Cat's Cradle, Slapstick [I can't pick one. He's the best writer of the 20th century. Suck it, Hemingway.]
5. Augusten Burroughs -- Running With Scissors [If you've seen the movie, forget it. The book far outpaces in fucked-upitude and heartbreaking comedy]
6. TC Boyle -- Tooth and Claw [This is a collection of short stories that all made me want the story to continue. Every one. That's something]
7. Steve Almond -- Candyfreak [A memoir about candy. No, a hilarious memoir about candy. Speaking of, where's that Snickers...]
8. Alex Haley -- Roots [Yes, I'm talking about the classic epic of slavery. Read it, you'll be a better person.]
9. John Grogan -- Marley and Me [I know, I know, it was an Oprah book and on God knows how many other book lists. But I am a dog person. If you are, read it. It captures the essence of dog.]
10. David Morrell -- Creepers [This is a thriller novel. In terms of suspense, one of the best I've read, unlike that shitty King stuff...Boy I'd like to kick him in the shins.]
I am currently reading another David Morrell book, and have books by Chuck Klosterman up after that. I've heard he's good.