Looking for Good Books?

Looking for Alaska-John Green
About a boy and his friends at a boarding school, they do rebellious things and I think it is beautiful.

Hairstyles of the Damned-Joe Meno
A boy who is in love with his best friend, Gretchen. They are into punk rock and smoking pot, and both don't really have nice families. Gretchen has a tough interior and exterior, and is angry most of the time.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem-Joan Didion
Short essays she wrote in the 60's-very powerful

I am the Messenger-Markus Zusak
Set in Australia, Ed is a cab driver who keeps getting sent mysterious notes with people's names on them. He is in love with his best friend, Audrey and has a dog who likes to drink coffee.

Just Kids-Patti Smith
About growing up in the 60's, how she and her boyfriend Robert lived as artists. Very enthralling, I am planning on re-reading it.

1982-Jian Ghomeshi
In 1982, he was fifteen and worshipped David Bowie. Basically about the significance of that year for him. I love this book, it has some great humor and writing!

Dangerous Angels-Francesca Lia Block
A series of the Weetzie Bat books. Set in L.A., Weetzie lives with her boyfriend, her two best friends and her daughters. Every story unravels how each character sees things.

1000 Artist Journal Pages
Exactly what the title says! One thousand pages full of amazing collages, poems, and doodles.

Frida Kahlo-Jill Laidlaw
A timeline of my favourite artist's life!

Journal Spilling-Diana Trout
A how-to book on different types of collaging and very interesting techniques!

What it is and Picture this-Lynda Barry
Graphic novels that are so beautiful and so interesting. Small pictures inhabit every page, you'll spend hours examining each book!

Rookie Yearbook
Seriously this book is literally the best thing ever. It has a whole bunch of Rookie's favourite articles, photoshoots and interviews from their first year!

More books I have read, I just either can't find my copy (bad Maren, losing books) or they're on my kindle.

 Beauty Queens-Libba Bray
This has got to be, HANDS DOWN the most hilarious book I have ever read. On the way to a Pageant, a plane carrying fifty teenage beauty queens crashes on a tropical island. None of the adults on the plane survive, and the girls have to learn how to fend for themselves on the (seemingly) deserted island.


 How to Say Goodbye in Robot-Natalie Standiford
Bea moves to a new town, and knows no one. She soon meets Jonah, a very quiet boy who doesn't have any friends. A very unusual friendship forms between the two. WARNING: sad.
 The Fault in our Stars-John Green
Quite possibly the saddest book I have ever read. A romance forms between two teens who are battling cancer. They meet at a cancer support group, a friendship forming soon after.
 Dear Life-Alice Munro
Short stories. The last few stories are somewhat related to her life experiences growing up. I always enjoy her writing!

 Persepolis 1 & 2-Marjane Satrapi
The story of Marjane's life growing up in the 80s in Iran. She drew all of the pictures, and I just think this is an amazing story!

No One Belongs Here More Than You-Miranda July
Short stories that are absolutely brilliant! She has such a unique writing style. If you like short stories, these ones are beautiful.

Ghost World-Daniel Clowes
Graphic Novel. Two teenage girls have just graduated high school, and are wondering what to do next. This book literally changed my life, If you don't believe me, READ IT!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
This book is amazing. I love it so much. It's about a boy named Charlie, and it's set in the early nineties. Charlie is just beginning highschool, and has no friends. He soon meets Sam and Patrick, step-siblings who are seniors. Charlie has a year full of ups and downs, but he gets two wonderful friends out of it. I totally cried at the end.

It Chooses You-Miranda July
Basically, Miranda July was looking for some inspiration for a new movie, so she looked in the pennysaver and found thrirteen people to go and interview. I absolutely loved this, and it had some truly amazing people!

 Building Stories by Chris Ware
This isn't really a book, it's like a box, with several comic strips and magazine style stories. Most of them revolve around one woman and her family, but some are about the building itself. It's an extremely interesting book, and the illustrations are so neat. There are maps, comics and stories throughout. It's amazing, you must read it.

Thanks for reading! If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate them!

1 comment:

  1. Great Book list! I love Beauty Queens that was the most funny and random book I have ever read!


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