EmmaMy reading is eclectic and wide ranging and often unusual. I read a variety of fiction and nonfiction including literary fiction, short stories, graphic novels, horror (especially gothic horror and the supernatural), poetry, some YA, memoir, cult classics, pop science and psychology and certain types of fantasy such as dark fantasy, Gaslamp fantasy, magical realism and slipstream.

My favorite authors include Donna Tartt, David Mitchell, Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell, George Saunders, Douglas Coupland, Mary Rickert, Daphne du Maurier, Allie Brosh, Kate Beaton, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Mary Karr, Anton Chekhov, Charles Perrault, Brene Brown, Aldous Huxley and Mervyn Peake.

Some of my favorite books include The Secret History by Donna Tartt, House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, Tenth of December by George Saunders, The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, Somewhere Beneath Those Waves by Sarah Monette, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson, The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, The Crow Road by Iain Banks, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty and Cosmic Banditos by A. C. Weisbecker.

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