Favorite Books

This list is not exhaustive, but it’s a taste of some of my favorite books and authors by genre.


Contemporary American

Richard Russo – The Risk Pool, Straight Man, Nobody’s Fool

Michael Chabon – Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Wonder Boys

Glen David Gold – Carter Beats the Devil

Joshua Ferris – Then We Came to the End

Marilynne Robinson – Gilead



Richard Price – Clockers, Samaritan, Lush Life

C. J. Box – Joe Pickett novels starting with Open Season



Cornelia Funke – Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath

Lev Grossman – The Magician King



Kate DiCamillo – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Tale of Despereaux

John D. Fitzgerald – The Great Brain series


Comic/Graphic Novel

Kurt Busiek – AstroCity series, particularly Confession and The Tarnished Angel

Art Spiegelman – Maus

Jeff Smith – Bone


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