Based on the recommendations of classmates and professors I have decided to read:
The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald — Because of its uniqueness.
Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction by Dinty W. Moore — Informative in my field of study.
Lost Wax: Essays by Jericho Parms — She is scheduled to visit Fresno in November.
Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello
The White Album by Joan Didion
About a Mountain by John D’Agata — To get ideas about a series of essays I plan to write about my experiences while living in Las Vegas.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream and Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson — Also on the subject of Vegas.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess — I have seen the Stanley Kubrick movie numerous times but have never read the novel, so I am curious to read how the dark story is told.
Devils in Daylight by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki — After reading dozens of Japanese novels in classes this past year, I have developed an interest in Japanese literature so I pre-ordered a new translation of Tanizaki. I was particularly interested in the author’s dark tales and plots, so I thought I would read the new translation released this summer.
If I have time, I might also read: Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley, since it has been decades since I have read it; Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut; and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.