When asked to give book recommendations to others, I sometimes find it difficult to recall some of the books I have read recently and indeed what would befit a certain persons literary criteria. Consequently, I’ve gone through the bookshelves and selected some I thoroughly enjoyed in recent months featuring a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Further information on each selection can be found by clicking on the title and author. I even took a photo of them resting upon the living room table which I may use as the wallpaper for my computer screen, that will make for an exciting change of wallpaper day I have no doubt.

Ask The Dust by John Fante

Wait Until Spring, Bandini by John Fante

The Road To Los Angeles by John Fante

Dreams From Bunker Hill by John Fante

Apathy For The Devil by Nick Kent

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

Things The Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett

With Heroic Truth: The Life Of Edward R. Murrow by Norman H. Finkelstein

Stasiland by Anna Funder

The L.A. Diaries by James Brown

How I Escaped My Certain Fate by Stewart Lee

A Fistful Of Gitanes by Sylvie Simmons

Mission Flats by William Landay

It’s Lovely To Be Here: The Touring Diaries Of A Scottish Gent by James Yorkston

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Let It Blurt: The Life And Times Of Lester Bangs by Jim Derogatis

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Renegade: The Lives And Tales Of Mark E. Smith by Mark E. Smith with Austin Collings

Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman