35 Books Recommended by John Darnielle


John Darnielle is an American musician and novelist best known as the primary member of the American band the Mountain Goats, for which he is the writer, composer, guitarist, pianist, and vocalist.

1. A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid


2. Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko


3. Aracoeli by Elsa Morante


4. Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe


5. Bad Bad by Chelsey Minnis


6. Broken Mirror by Merce Rodoreda


7. Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas by William H. Gass


8. Collected Plays 1 by Wole Soyinka


9. Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather


10. Democracy by Joan Didion


11. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany


12. Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ourednik


13. In Red by Magdalena Tulli


14. La Maison De Rendez-Vous and Djinn by Alain Robbe-Grillet


15. Le Morte D’Arthur (Volume I) by Thomas Malory


16. Le Morte D’Arthur (Volume II) by Thomas Malory


17. People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo — and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry


18. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion


19. Playing at the World by Jon Peterson


20. Poemland by Chelsey Minnis


21. Selected Poems by Thomas Hardy


22. Selected Poems by Robert Browning


23. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


24. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (Revised Second Edition) by W. B. Yeats


25. The Country of the Pointed Firs (Dover Thrift Editions) by Sarah Orne Jewett


26. The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich


27. The Tunnel by William H. Gass


28. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison


29. Things Fall Apart (50th Anniversary Edition) by Chinua Achebe


30. Very Far Away from Anywhere Else by Ursula K. Le Guin


31. Watching the Spring Festival: Poems by Frank Bidart


32. Yes, Master by Michael Earl Craig


33. Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 1: Fever and Spear by Javier Marias


34. Your Face Tomorrow, Volume Two: Dance and Dream by Javier Marias


35. Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell (Vol. 3) by Javier Marias


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