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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

The Twenty-One Balloons

The Twenty-One Balloons - William Pène du Bois This was a fun book to read with 6 year old Max. The vocabulary was probably more suited for a 12 or 13 year old, so I got to answer about 3 questions per paragraph, but he really grasped the story and loved it.I really enjoyed it too! It has a lot of complex topics - the desire to explore and escape that people get after being in the same place for a long time, the economics of supply and demand, scientific inventions, the social aspects of living on a small island and some cool geography. It's a really engaging story that feels almost like it's completely factual.