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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
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

Stuff White People Like: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

Stuff White People Like - Christian Lander What White People Will Learn:-That everything you do to be different makes you the same as everyone else.-Whether or not you're 'the right kind of white person'-What other white people are doing that you could be doing to become even whiter.What People of Color Will Learn:-How to become friends with/manipulate white people-How to make sure you only befriend/manipulate 'the right kind of white person'-How to talk to white people and have them think that you are cool/smart/fun/romanticAs funny as the book is, it's also an eye-opener. It made me consider the motivation and value behind a lot of the things that I do without having ever thought twice about why I do them. It helped me see how others might perceive me and white people in general.It's a great book about race and culture that isn't racist.