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Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
Nobody Is Ever Missing
by Catherine Lacey (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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It took me a little more than a year to finish this because of its breathtakingly vivid depiction of depression and fear of uncertainty. I kept being drawn to it during my "darkest hours", and I felt as if I was deeply understood, like someone could ...more
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On Photography
by Susan Sontag
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
“She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, "I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.”
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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I feel like this whole book is quotable. I wish I could somehow upload it to everybody's brain. It's short, real and engaging. If you don't like reading (what are you doing on this site anyway?) at least watch her TED talk.
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
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Stephen Chbosky
“Asleep by the Smiths
Vapour Trail by Ride
Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel
A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum
Dear Prudence by the Beatles
Gypsy by Suzanne Vega
Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues
Daydream by Smashing Pumpkins
Dusk by Genesis (before Phil Collins was even in the band!)
MLK by U2
Blackbird by the Beatles
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Asleep by the Smiths (again!)

-Charlie's mixtape”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Haruki Murakami
“She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, "I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.”
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Mary Anne Radmacher
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

Zelda Fitzgerald
“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.”
Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings

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