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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Ghostwritten
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

Within the Tides (Twentieth-Century Classics)

Within the Tides (Twentieth-Century Classics) - Joseph Conrad This is a fun collection of short stories. All four are centered around the sea, though none of them ever really make it out to sea. They touch on supernatural (The Inn of the Two Witches is flat out creepy) without being ghost stories per se. Three of the four stories are from the perspective of a rugged, individualistic man. The other, The Partner, shows what'll happen to you if you're NOT a rugged individualistic man.