Genre Xs Big List of Recommended Media for 20s and 30s List

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					Genre X’s Big List of Recommended Media for 20s and 30s List compiled by Jennifer Czajka, Monica Harris, and Mandy McGee of the Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, IL. For more information on the genre X project please check out or email us at BOOKS Literary Fiction: Company / Max Barry Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay / Michael Chabon The Mysteries of Pittsburgh / Michael Chabon Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture / Douglas Coupland House of Leaves / Mark Danielewski American Skin / Don De Grazia The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao / Junot Diaz Geek Love / Katherine Dunn Less Than Zero / Bret Easton Ellis The Rules of Attraction / Bret Easton Ellis The Virgin Suicides / Jeffery Eugenides Then We Came to the End / Joshua Ferris Everything is Illuminated / Jonathan Safran Foer No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories / Miranda July The Nimrod Flipout / Etgar Keret The Cheese Monkeys / Chip Kidd Trainspotting / Irvine Welsh The History of Love / Nicole Krauss The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things / J.T. Leroy The Fortress of Solitude / Jonathan Lethem Motherless Brooklyn / Jonathan Lethem Hairstyles of the Damned / Joe Meno Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff / Christopher Moore The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle / Haruki Murakami The Fuck-Up / Arthur Nersessian The Time Traveler’s Wife / Audrey Niffenegger Fight Club / Chuck Palahniuk Special Topics in Calamity Physics / Marisha Pessl Good Omens / Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett White Teeth / Zadie Smith Snow Crash / Neal Stephenson The End of Mr. Y / Scarlett Thomas Infinite Jest / David Foster Wallace

BOOKS Cont. Popular Literature: Size 12 is Not Fat / Meg Cabot Bridget Jones’s Diary / Helen Fielding Something Borrowed / Emily Giffin Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire mystery series / Charlaine Harris About A Boy / Nick Hornby High Fidelity / Nick Hornby Shopaholic series / Sophia Kinsella Little Children / Tom Perrotta My Sister’s Keeper / Jodi Piccoult Nineteen Minutes / Jodi Picoult The Coldest Winter Ever / Sister Souljah A Hustler’s Wife / Nikki Turner Good in Bed / Jennifer Weiner True to the Game / Terri Woods The Wordy Shipmates / Sarah Vowell Nonfiction & Memoir: A Million Little Pieces / James Frey D.I.Y. Design It Yourself / Ellen Lupton Free Range Chickens / Simon Rich The Glass Castle / Jeannette Walls A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius / Dave Eggers I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell / Max Tucker You Can Do It! The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown Up Girls / Lauren Catuzzi Grancolas The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead / Max Brooks Running With Scissors: A Memoir / Augusten Burroughs Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto / Chuck Klosterman Sew Subversive: Down and Dirty DIY / Melissa Rannels Strapped: Why America’s 20 and 30Somethings Can’t Get Ahead / Tamara Draut Stuff White People Like: the Definitive Guide… / Christian Lander Too Fat to Fish / Artie Lange Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss One Song at a Time / Rob Sheffield Me Talk Pretty One Day / David Sedaris Please Kill Me / Legs McNeil Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives / Frank Warren Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America / Elizabeth Wurtzel

BOOKS Cont. Graphic Novels: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy / Alison Bechdel Ghost World / Daniel Clowes The Sandman series / Neil Gaiman

Absolute Watchman / Frank Miller Sin City / Frank Miller Scott Pilgrim series / Bryan Lee O’Malley Blankets / Scott Thompson Shortcomings / Adrian Tomine Y, the Last Man series / Brian K Vaughan

Love and Rockets / Jaime Hernandez

Fables series / Bill Willingham

YA Crossover: The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins

King Dork / Frank Portman Gossip Girl series / Cecily Von Ziegesar

Little Brother / Cory Doctorow Looking for Alaska / John Green Cut / Patricia McCormick Twilight series / Stephanie Meyer Youth in Revolt / C.D. Payne The Bell Jar / Sylvia Plath The Book Thief / Markus Zusak

MUSIC Alicia Keys – Songs in A Minor Arcade Fire – Funeral

Gwen Stefani - Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Janet Jackson – Rhythym Nation 1814 Jill Scott – Who is Jill Scott?

Barenaked Ladies - Maroon Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill Beck – Odelay Blink 182 – Enema of the State Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole Christina Aguilera – Christina Aguilera Coldplay - Parachutes The Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual

Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/Love Sounds Kanye West – The College Dropout Hot Fuss – The Killers Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Madonna – Like a Virgin Madonna – Like a Prayer

Dave Matthews Band – Under the Table and Dreaming Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism Depeche Mode – Violator Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces Dr. Dre – The Chronic Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar Michael Jackson – Thriller My Bloody Valentine – Loveless Naughty by Nature – Naughty by Nature New Order - Substance Nine Inch Nails – Downward Spiral

Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree Fatboy Slim – Dig Your Own Hole

Nirvana – Nevermind Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Fugazi – 13 Songs Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple Green Day - Dookie Guns n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Oasis - (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Pearl Jam - Ten

Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation Portishead - Dummy Postal Service – Give Up Price – Purple Rain Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet R.E.M. – Automatic for the People TLC - CrazySexyCool R.E.M. - Green Radiohead – OK Computer U2 – The Joshua Tree Radiohead - Kid A Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magic The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow Smashing Pumpkins – Gish Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream The Smiths – The Queen is Dead Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend Weezer -Weezer White Stripes – White Blood Cells White Stripes - Elephant Whitney Houston - Whitney The Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang Clan Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes The Strokes – Is This It Taylor Swift - Fearless Sonic Youth - Dirty Stone Temple Pilots – Core

MOVIES Revenge of the Nerds Cult Classics: A Clockwork Orange Dr. Strangelove Grey Gardens This is Spinal Tap Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Young Frankenstein 1990s: 12 Monkeys American Beauty American History X American Pie 1980s: Back to the Future Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Blue Velvet The Breakfast Club Caddyshack Coming to America Dirty Dancing Do the Right Thing Fast Times at Ridgemont High Ferris Bueller’s Day Off The Goonies Heathers American Psycho Austin Powers Before Sunrise Big Lebowski The Blair Witch Project Boogie Nights Boyz in the Hood Brazil Chasing Amy Cinema Paradiso Clerks Clueless Dazed and Confused Risky Business Stand By Me

Drugstore Cowboy Edward Scissorhands Election Empire Records Fargo Fight Club Fisher King High Fidelity Kids Mallrats The Matrix Memento My Own Private Idaho Natural Born Killers The Nightmare Before Christmas Office Space The Professional (Leon) Pulp Fiction Pump Up the Volume Reality Bites Run Lola Run Rushmore Scream Slacker Swingers

There’s Something About Mary Tommy Boy Trainspotting The Usual Suspects Waiting for Guffman Wayne’s World The Wedding Singer Welcome to the Dollhouse

2000s: 28 Days Later Across the Universe Almost Famous Amelie Bowling for Columbine Donnie Darko Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Garden State Ghost World Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle I Heart Huckabees Juno Kill Bill Knocked Up Lars and the Real Girl

Little Miss Sunshine Me and You and Everyone We Know Napoleon Dynamite The Notebook Oldboy Old School Requiem for a Dream The Royal Tenenbaums Sin City The Squid and the Whale Superbad SuperSize Me

Thirteen Waking Life X-Men Zoolander

TELEVISION 30 Rock America’s Next Top Model Arrested Development Beverly Hills 90210 Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Family Guy Firefly Flight of the Conchords Freaks and Geeks Gilmore Girls Lost My So-Called Life The O.C. The Office Project Runway Seinfeld The Simpsons Six Feet Under South Park Twin Peaks The Wire

OTHER MEDIA Video Games: Big Brain Academy (Nintendo Wii) Call of Duty series (Xbox 360) Gran Turismo series (Playstation 3) Grand Theft Auto series (Playstation 3 and Xbox 360) Halo series (Xbox 360) Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo Wii) Super Smash Brothers (Nintendo Wii) Rock Band and Guitar Hero (Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii

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