These are some of my favorites. They’re probably on my shelf, or waiting for me at the Los Angeles Public Library to read… again.
After the Quake
Set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, the mesmerizing stories in After the Quake are as haunting...Haruki Murakami
Hanh's Being Peace integrates spiritual practice with social action. "If we are peaceful . . . our entire society will...Nhất Hạnh (Thích.)
Christine was eating into his mind, burrowing into his unconscious. Christine, blood-red, fat, and finned, was twenty. Her promise lay...Stephen King
Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in...Octavia E. Butler
Andy and Vicky McGee's eight-year-old daughter, Charlie, has the ability to set things on fire and a secret government agency...Stephen King
How to Keep Your...
The nineteenth edition of this classic automotive manual helps dedicated VW owners fight the war against rust, body rot, and...John Muir
Interview with the Vampire
A vampire recounts his tragic two-century life, marked by an endless thirst for human bloodAnne Rice
Moby Dick (Deluxe Library...
A sailor called Ishmael narrates the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick,...Herman Melville
One of Vogue's Best Books of 2022 So Far, Buzzfeed's Summer Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down, Book...Imogen Binnie
Newly repackaged, the master's greatest short-story collection features his classic tales that inspired the films "Children of the Corn, Graveyard...Stephen King
Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that...Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Talents
"Enthralling...compelling and truly original." - Denver Post Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the...Octavia E. Butler
Peace is Every Step
Teaches the Zen practice of mindfulness, the act of keeping one's consciousness alive to one's experiences, and offers methods for...Nhất Hạnh (Thích)
Ready Player One
It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the...Ernest Cline
For use in schools and libraries only. Age-old images of fear fuse with the iconography of contemporary American life in...Stephen King
Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
The Girl Who Kicked...
While recovering in the hospital, Lisbeth Salander enlists the aid of journalist Mikael Blomkvist to prove her innocent of three...Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the...
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was...Stieg Larsson
The Vampire Lestat
Lestat has risen from his long sleep as a modern day rock star, and makes public his story of boyhood...Anne Rice
Walden, Or, Life in...
The author's famous work on his time living on the shores of Walden Pond and ruminating on nature, life, and...Henry David Thoreau