Books I Have Known

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath  

Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Demian by Hermann Hesse

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Endgame by Samuel Beckett

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Henry & June by Anais Nin

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Little Birds by Anais Nin

Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Mightnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Native Son by Richard Wright

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Plague by Albert Camus

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

This Is Not Your City by Caitlin Horrocks

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Winkie by Clifford Chase


*Bold indicates a Been-to-the-Mountaintop forever favorite read


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