The Witch­es by Roald Dahl

This is a children’s sto­ry you must re-read as an adult!  Supreme­ly creepy.

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The Com­plete Works of Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

I love the fact that there’s a sec­tion detail­ing Poe’s life and that his poet­ry is includ­ed.  Poe is more than just The Tell-Tale Heart!  Plus if you’ve nev­er read The Bells out loud, you may want to get on that.

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The Girl With All the Gifts by MR Carey

This is the absolute best zom­bie nov­el I have ever read!  A won­der­ful sto­ry that delves into what it means to be human, what it takes to sur­vive, and who one becomes in the face of destruc­tion.  Plus, the zom­bie virus in the nov­el is inspired by the fun­gus that infects ants in the Ama­zon com­mon­ly referred to as the “zom­bie fun­gus.”  If you don’t know, the fun­gus even­tu­al­ly bursts forth from the ant’s head. Then, they die.  Oh hey, this is also being turned into a movie!

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The Pow­er and the Glo­ry by Gra­ham Greene

One of my favorite char­ac­ters of all time is the “whiskey priest.”  He is flawed in many ways, but stays true his moral code.  He doesn’t take any shit.  He does what he wants.  Like Eric Cart­man.

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Brave New World by Aldous Hux­ley

Every­time I read this nov­el, I find more truth with­in it.  Huxley’s writ­ing style is lyri­cal and at times reads as phi­los­o­phy.  If you buy this book you will read it for years to come.

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The Dev­il in the White City by Erik Lar­son

Maze-like mur­der mansion….need I say more?  I’ve read a few books focus­ing on seri­al killers, but HH Holmes’ sto­ry is one of the most intrigu­ing and bizarre.  Also Leonar­do Dicaprio is mak­ing this book into a movie.  Win!

That's Leo buying up those film rights.

That’s Leo buy­ing up those film rights.

Bud­ding Prospects by TC Boyle

This book is like if On the Road had any direc­tion what­so­ev­er.  It’s a humor­ous nov­el and a great intro­duc­tion to TC Boyle if you’re unfa­mil­iar with his work.

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So, what do you think?