• “A Season in Hell” by Arthur Rimbaud
  • “Illuminations” by Arthur Rimbaud
  • “Early Work: 1970-1979” by Patti Smith

Comics/Sequential Art:

  • “Y: The Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan
  • “Joe the Barbarian” by Grant Morrison
  • “V for Vendetta” by Alan Moore
  • “The Complete Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi
  • “The Complete Maus” by Art Spiegelman


  • “Iluminaciones en la sombra” by Alejandro Sawa
  • “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann
  • “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf
  • “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess
  • “The Hive” by Camilo José Cela
  • “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon
  • “Nada” by Carmen Laforet
  • “Carajicomedia” by Juan Goytisolo
  • “Empalador” by Eduardo Haro Ibars
  • “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • “The Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac
  • “The Stranger” by Albert Camus
  • “Leyendas” by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Critical Theory/Philosophy:

  • “The Practice of Everyday Life” by Michel de Certeau
  • “Ordinary Lives: Studies in the Everyday” by Ben Highmore
  • “The Condition of Postmodernity” by David Harvey
  • “Modern Social Imaginaries” by Charles Taylor
  • “The Critique of Everyday Life” by Henri Lefebvre
  • “Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl” by Tiqqun
  • “Publics and Counterpublics” by Michael Warner
  • “Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison” by Michel Foucault
  • “Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed” by James C. Scott

Essay/other non-fiction:

  • “Resistance, Rebellion, and Death” by Albert Camus
  • “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto” by Chuck Klosterman
  • “The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory” by Brian Greene
  • “Ill Fares the Land” by Tony Judt
  • “The Making of the English Working Class” by Edward P. Thompson
  • “Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy” by Eric D. Weitz
  • “Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer” by David Winner
  • “Do It Yourself: A Handbook for Changing Our World” by Kim Bryan