Ian’s Favorites


Novelist: Cormac McCarthy

Female Novelist: Octavia Butler

Literary Fiction: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Science Fiction: Dune Series by Frank Herbert

Fantasy: Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

21st Century Novel: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

90's Novel: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Indigenous Fiction Book: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Indigenous Fiction Author: Louise Erdrich

African American Literature Book: Song of Solomon by Tony Morrison

Latin American Literature Book: The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

Asian Literature Book: Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami

Asian Literature Author: Yukio Mishima

African Literature Book: The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Queer Literature Book: Maurice by E.M. Forester

Historical Novel: Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe

Modern Novel: In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

19th Century Novel: Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Mystery Book Author: Walter Mosley

Short Story Collection: Death Bird Stories by Harlan Ellison

Classics: Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales



Poet: Rolf Jacobsen

Female Poet: Mary Oliver

Poetry Book: Silence in The Snowy Fields by Robert Bly

21st Century Poetry Book: Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith

Modern Poet: Rilke

Eco-Poetry Book: Luminous Spaces by Olav Hague

Indigenous Poet: John Trudell

Latin American Poet: Cesar Vallejo

Asian Poet: Tu Fu

African American Poet: Patricia Smith

Queer Poet: Allen Ginsberg

Nineteenth Century Poet: Walt Whitman

Eighteenth Century Poet: William Blake



Spiritual Ecology Book: Becoming Animal by David Abrams

History Book: Story of Civilization by Will Durant

Psychologist: Carl Jung

Psychology Text: Art and Artist by Otto Rank

Philosopher: Schelling

Philosophy Text: Being and Time by Martin Heidegger

Environmental Philosophy: The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

Critical Theory Text: Anti-Oedipus by Deleuze

Yoga Sutras Translation: Edwin Bryant

Yoga Philosophy Author: Gregor Maehle

Auto-Biography: Memories, Dreams and Reflections by Carl Jung

Craft Book: Attack of the Copula Spiders by Douglas Glover

Poetry Craft Book: In Search of Duende by Lorca

Comic: Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Magna: Full Metal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Anime: Attack on Titan

Movie: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Documentary: The Century of The Self by Adam Curtis

Conscious Rapper: Spxtrm

Ambient Artist: Carbon Based Lifeforms

Indian Classical Artist: Zakair Hussain

Classic Rock Band: Mahavishnu Orchestra

Classic Rock Album: Tales of Mystery and Imagination by the Alan Parson's Project