ignoring rereads: 1. Paul Bowles - The Sheltering Sky a book i found on my bookshelf out of nowhere that blew my socks off about these guys trying to go... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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8 months ago - Sunday 12/31/17 - 3:59:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
ignoring rereads:

1. Paul Bowles - The Sheltering Sky
a book i found on my bookshelf out of nowhere that blew my socks off about these guys trying to go off the map and finding out that's a scary place to go. terrifying and compelling

2. Ivan Turgenev - Fathers & Sons
the warmest, most compassionate, gentle yet incisive analysis of what it is to be young, and to be old, and how they relate to each other. an absolute joy to read and i want to reread it again just thinking about it

3. Breece D'J Pancake - short stories
bleak evocative short stories of rural america that have this stark beauty and intensity to them

8 months ago - Sunday 12/31/17 - 3:59:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
4. Ryu Murakami - Piercing
the most unpleasant and unsettling thriller i've ever read and it me physically uncomfortable reading it whilst still having a weird component of twisted but hopeful empathy

5. Karl Ove Knausgaard - My Struggle books 1 & 2 so far
it's just a sincere somewhat pretentious guy writing about his life but it captures what it's like to be alive and remember things like nothing i've read.
8 months ago - Wednesday 1/3/18 - 11:06:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've read quite a few enjoyable books in 2017- - it's hard to pick the top 5.

Fate is the Hunter by Earnest Gann
Not exactly classic literature, but an amazing story of the author's experiences in the early days of commercial aviation.

The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Classic story of an Italian family struggling to make ends meet as new immigrants to the US...

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
A book that I should have read many years ago. The story of the brutal murder of a Kansas family.

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
I heard of this book from CPayne, and loved it way more than I expected. A story of 4 Nigerian brothers trying to grow up together.

Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
It's simply one of the best dog books ever written.

8 months ago - Thursday 1/4/18 - 12:55:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh. If we’re not talking about books that came out in 2017, then 1Q84.
8 months ago - Thursday 1/4/18 - 5:45:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
I haven't finished Sketches from a Hunter's Album yet, but it's up there in my list of favourite books I read (or started reading) in 2017
8 months ago - Thursday 1/4/18 - 11:19:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/4/18 - 12:55:49 AM Abzurd wrote:
Oh. If we’re not talking about books that came out in 2017, then 1Q84.


The 1000+ pages of that book intimidates me...
8 months ago - Friday 1/5/18 - 1:56:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
there are more beautiful things than beyonce - morgan parker

blud - Rachel McKibbens


whereas - layli long soldier


electric arches - eve ewing

heaven is all goodbyes - Tongo Eisen-Martin
8 months ago - Friday 1/5/18 - 1:58:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
oh i thought we were talking aobut books that came out in 2017. these were my favorite of this year. but i guess favorite that i read overall might be twerk by natasha n diggs or octavia butler's bloodchild

or maybe frank by ca conrad

most of these are poems except octavia butler



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