For-Fun Reading

I love reading! Here are some books that I’ve read on a variety of topics that are worth a look at! Some have been mentioned in the blog 🙂 Will update as I read them!

Fiction

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesOryx and Crake

In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Death: A Life by George Pendel

Hungry Ghosts by Anne Berry

1984 by George Orwell

Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick

Halfhead by Stuart B. Macbride

Personal Effects: Dark Art by J.C. Hutchins (says some discriminatory things about mental health but still a good story)

The Electric Church- Book 1 of Avery Cates Series by Jeff Somers

The Digital Plague- Book 2 of Avery Cates Series by Jeff Somers (so good!)

The Child Thief by Brom

Any Historical Fiction by Phillipa Gregory

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Mockingbird by ChuckWendig

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler

Flashback by Dan Simmons

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Unicorn Western by Johnny B. Truant and  Sean Platt

There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes by Robert Jacoby

The GargoyleOryx and Crake by Margaret Attwood

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamerlain

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bosansinga

Non Fiction

Religion

I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah’s Witness Upbringing by Kyria Abrahams

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by AJ Jacobs

Gender/Sex/Sexuality

Thanks for Coming: One Young Woman’s Quest for an Orgasm by Mara Altman

Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper by Diablo Cody

Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen

As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who was Raised a Girl by John Colapinto

The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

Outdated: How Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life by Samhita MukhopadhyayMarbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

Confessions on a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad by Alison Wearing

Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Health/Mental Health

Overtreated: Why too much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee

My Lobotomy by Howard Dully

Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease by Gary Greenburg

Let Them Eat Prozac by David Healy

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Talking Back to Psychiatry by Linda J. Morrison

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker

Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Out of the Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption, and, Yes, Happiness by Jan Wong

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me by Ellen Forney

Other

Is Eating People Wrong?: Great Legal Cases and How They Shaped the World by Allan C. Hutchinson

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts

The Hunger Games and Philosophy: A Critique of Pure TreasonImpossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict  by Irene Vilar

Nickle and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

The Hunger Games and Philosophy by William Irwin

6 thoughts on “For-Fun Reading

  1. i have another book or two for you. The China Study (CS) and The Human Odyssey (HO)~Navigating the twelve stages of life. My roomy is reading the CS and me the HO and we both are lovin’ them.
    I am so excited for you that you got your new job! woohoo!

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