this is a collection of books that i enjoyed, and recommend strongly to others.
they are not arranged in any particular order.
see my goodreads for an uncurated list of things i've read.
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Roots by Alex Haley
The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (tr. John Addington Symonds)
A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant
Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault
Ways of Seeing by John Berger