Some of the most powerful reading experiences are the ones that refuse to fit into just one pigeonhole. They defy categorization, because they’re both life-changing and label-breaking. Don’t believe me? Here are 11 books that are so incredibly good, they can’t be constrained to just one genre.
Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
So you finally finished Infinite Jest. Wait, you haven't? Well consider this an incentive1; the Infinite Atlas, with the help of Google Maps, will let you discover and explore the seemingly endless locales of the novel.
So I finished Infinite Jest a few months ago, and as soon as I did, I came across the lovely video for The Decemberists' Calamity Song. Admittedly, I was a bit more drawn to the whole Eshaton thing than the song at first, but it's really started to grow on me, and I've been mumbling through the lyrics I can't…