beckman's books

anonymous asked:

do you have any book recommendations for me?

ok i can’t really recommend you anything since i have no idea who you are or what you’re looking for buuuut let me just give you a list of some random current and oldtime favorites.

books:

  • Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami
  • A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
  • The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
  • The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa
  • Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente
  • Dina’s Book - Herbjorg Wassmo
  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • Suerte - Claude Lucas (ahh i don’t even know the english title, but it’s french and it’s goood)
  • Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
  • Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Crusade in Jeans - Thea Beckman (childrens/ya book but it was my favorite book when i was a kid so it will be my favorite book forever)
  • (no really READ IT its about a boy who accidentally goes back to the 13th century in a time machine and gets stuck in a children’s crusade and he crosses half of Europe with them and at first he is like lol god doesnt exists what r u doing get me out of here but then things happen and its like history and science-fiction all in one while dealing about humanity and death and faith and friendship and EVERYTHING hjfsdhsdfh)
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (hmm really though, if you ever want to read random classics read Bronte and Wilde)
  • speaking of classics: WAR AND PEACE - Leo Tolstoy (if you arent afraid of fat books with a gazillion characters PLEASE read this one i LOVE IT)
  • 1964 - George Orwell (all books about dystopia’s on that matter, the Handmaids Tale, Brave New world, i havent read the hunger games yet but fuck read them all)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin (obviously)
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  • The History Of Love - Nicole Krauss
  • Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  • I also used to devour everything by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Porno, Filth, Glue) but i guess that has to be your thing
  • American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
  • White Oleander - Janet Fitch
  • every children’s book Roald Dahl has ever written
  • Making History - Stephen Fry

I also guess you can never go wrong with Margaret Atwood, Milan Kundera, Neil Gaiman…. and I’d also recommend the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, cause I really enjoyed the first book but the second one was a lot harder to get through…. 

also the Journals of Sylvia Plath and Christiana F. if you’re looking for something more non-fiction.

for poetry i’d recommend: Richard Siken, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, Margaret Atwood………..