Former students are always asking me for reading suggestions to continue their lifelong learning. This list is random, composed primarily of fiction and essays. I will periodically add new lists in case you run out of things to read. I will follow up this reading list with a list of films not to be missed–however, be ready to read subtitles!

On Kindness

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Twenty Years at Hull House

Invisible Man

Man’s Search for Meaning

Tell Me a Riddle

Why Societies Need Dissent

Cat’s Cradle

Learning to Drive

A Pen Warmed in Hell

The Grapes of Wrath

Notes of a Native Son


The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness

The Road

Liquid Modernity

Go Down Moses

A Gathering of Old Men

Facing Unpleasant Facts

Fierce Attachments


The Long Haul

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Under the Glacier

Bread Givers

The White Album 

Absalom, Absalom!