I was once asked during an interview what item would I not leave home without. The answer was easy. A book.
In anticipation of next week's Meeting of a Great Mind post, in which we sit down with Jason Smith and Rachel Weaver of The Book Table in Oak Park, we find out which books and authors are at the top of their reading lists.
Looking for a good read? Here are Jason and Rachel’s top recommendations:
Jason’s five favorite books:
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Nude Men by Amanda Filipacchi
Gain by Richard Powers
My Strange Quest for Mensonge by Malcolm Bradbury
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Jason’s five favorite authors:
David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Haruki Murakami, Neal Stephenson, William S. Burroughs
Rachel’s five favorite books:
Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken
A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore
White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
The Dream Songs, by John Berryman
Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross
Rachel’s favorite authors are:
Zadie Smith, John Ashbery, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sylvia Plath, Audre Lorde
Stop back next Wednesday to learn how Jason and Rachel came to own one of Oak Park's favorite independent retail shops. What item would you not leave home without (aside from keys and wallets)?