Favorite Books and Stuff

Picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite desert: delicious, but impossible. Here is a small sampling of books that I couldn't get out of my head after reading them:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (everything by Jane Austen, really)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
Fear and Trembling - Soren Kierkegaard
Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Dear Martin - Nic Stone
Red Rising - Pierce Brown
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson
The Serpent King - Jeff Zentner
If I Fix You - Abigail Johnson

And then here are some books I just love and/or love to reread:

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Emmy & Oliver - Robin Fenway
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Can You Keep a Secret - Sophie Kinsella
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson
Open Road Summer - Emery Lord
P.S. I love You - Jenny Han
The Firebrand - Marion Zimmer Bradley
On the Fence - Kasie West
Beauty - Robin McKinley
Fablehaven - Brandon Mull
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Other non-book favorites:

Music--I listen to music nonstop while I write, and a lot of these bands are on various playlists as I write.

Jack White
The Smiths
Arcade Fire
Regina Spektor
The Beta Band
Led Zeppelin
My Morning Jacket
The Beastie Boys
Deathcab for Cutie
Heartless Bastards
Matt and Kim
Florence + The Machine
Fiona Apple
The Lower Lights
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Decemberists
Simon and Garfunkel
Nick Drake
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Punch Brothers
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network score is my default playlist)

Movies (a small sample):

O, Brother, Where Are Thou? (most things by the Coen brothers, really)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This is Spinal Tap
Better Off Dead
Pretty in Pink
Guardians of the Galaxy
Pitch Perfect
Young Frankenstein
Army of Darkness
The Social Network
All of the Sharknado movies
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (I have a thing for painful movies, okay? And this one is awesome.)


Dessert (all)

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