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More Books I Enjoyed in 2018

Here's a short recap on the best books I read in 2018:

  • Sexual Personae, by Camille Paglia (1990)
  • The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer (1951)
  • The Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abe (1962)
  • Helter Skelter, by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry (1974)
  • Ubik, by Philip K. Dick (1969)
  • Her Last Death, by Susanna Sonnenberg (2008)
  • The Oresteian Trilogy, by Aeschylus (458 B.C.)
  • The Last Wish, by Andrzej Sapkowski (1993)
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion (1968)
  • The Hour of the Star, by Clarice Lispector (1977)

You can read the full list with commentary here: link here.

Other books I enjoyed or found helpful throughout 2018 include Steven Pressfield's War of Art, Peter Thiel's Zero to OneThe Complete Poetry of Emily Dickinson (still reading), Camille Paglia's Break, Blow, Burn (an obvious inspiration to my close-reading analysis posts), and Allen Ginsberg's Collected Poems (still reading). More than anything, I read a lot of poetry and short essays, none of which I felt warranted an entry on my "Top 10 Best Books I Read in 2018" list -- short essays by the likes of David Foster Wallace, Saul Bellow, George Orwell, Christopher Hitchens, Susan Sontag, and many, many more.