“Books are Humanity in print.” – Barbara Tuchman
(But what are they on Kindles?)
Here is a link to my Goodreads page, with a truncated list of books which have fed my mind and weakened my eyes.
A few of the most important ones are: The Sea of Fertility by Yukio Mishima, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass, White Noise by Don DeLillo, Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth, In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway, and 2666 by Roberto Bolano.
Of contemporary authors, Elise Blackwell’s Hunger, Ben Loory’s Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day, The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason, and Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrigue are all tremendous reads.