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Show Don't Tell: A Writer's Guide (Classic Wisdom on Writing)
William Noble
Wittgenstein
William Child
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself
Susan Bell
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Dylan Thomas
A Bit on the Side
William Trevor
Io e te
Niccolò Ammaniti
The Teleportation Accident
Ned Beauman

Walden (Princeton Classic Editions)

Walden - Henry David Thoreau I finally got around to reading Thoreau's Walden. Good book, but I can't believe they have high school kids reading it. The very beginning and the very end contain most of the philosophical bits, while the middle is a pleasant meditation on getting away from society and observing nature. With no discernible plot, I don't think this book would hold most people's attention.

Still, if you're in the mood for that sort of thing some winter's day, it is a worthy read.