Winnie’s Bookshelf/Pile of Stuff
Recent and favorite reads:
- A Private History of Awe (Scott Russell Sanders) – I highly recommend this to anyone with a soul who has faced spiritual conflict. And to Americans who have a love/hate relationship with their country!
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
- Season of Migration to the North (Tayeb Salih)
- Keynotes and Discords (George Egerton)
- Columbine (Dave Cullen)
- Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) – I think we all have this in common!
- Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine) – I read this at least 15 times growing up. Oh Char!
- The Sword of Truth series (Terry Goodkind) – I’m still working on this one.
- The Oresteia (Aeschylus)
- Angels in America (Tony Kushner) – I have his autograph too!
- Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
- Watership Down (Richard Adams)
- The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkein)
- everything about the world of Harry Potter
- The Fall (Albert Camus)
- Hamlet (Shakespeare)
- Weetzie Bat and The Hanged Man (Francesca Lia Block)
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
- 1984 (George Orwell) – and many of his essays, such as “Politics and the English Language”
- Regina Spektor – especially: Far, Begin to Hope, Soviet Kitsch
- Nickel Creek – esp. Nickel Creek, Why Should the Fire Die?
- Sara Bareilles – Careful Confessions
- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
- Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight
- Ben Kweller
- Ben Folds (Five)
- Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Bach
- Star Trek (old and new!)
- The Discovery Channel in general – Bear Grylls, the Planet Earth and Life series, the new show “Stephen Hawking’s Universe”
- The History Channel – I like them all, but especially the shows about the history of sex.
- The Lord of the Rings movies
- Batman: The Dark Night
- Little Miss Sunshine
- most Disney movies of the 20th century
- The Fountain
- The Prestige
- The Hours