Recommendations

Books:

  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Conan Doyle
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  • Battle Royale – Koushun Takami
  • The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  • Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
  • And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
  • The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
  • The Red Necklace – Sally Gardner
  • Carmen – Prosper Mérimée
  • Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  • Splintered – A. G. Howard
  • Nearly Gone – Elle Cosimano
  • Monstrous Beauty – Elizabeth Fama
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Black Ice – Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Autobiography of a Geisha – Sayo Masuda
  • Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories – various authors
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Poems:

  • “God Says Yes To Me” – Kaylin Haught
  • “Wild Geese” – Mary Oliver
  • “Vincent” by Ashe Vernon
  • “Persephone the Wanderer” – Louise Gluck
  • “Purple Bathing Suit” – Louise Gluck
  • “Vampire” – Ted Hughes
  • “Song” – Ted Hughes
  • “Emily Bronte” – Ted Hughes
  • “After Death” – Christina Rossetti
  • “When I am Dead, My Dearest” – Christina Rossetti
  • “The Chambered Nautilus” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • “One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII” – Pablo Neruda
  • “The Sick Equation” – Brian Patten
  • “In the Gold Room, A Harmony” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Fragments” – Sappho
  • “Sonnet 130” – Shakespeare
  • “The Lady of Shallot” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • “She Walks in Beauty” – Lord Byron
  • “The Red Wheelbarrow” – William Carlos Williams
  • “Tobacco Shop” – Pessoa

Movies:

  • The Grandmaster (2013)
  • Somewhere Only We Know (2015)
  • Peter Pan (2003)
  • 20 Once Again (2015)
  • Neptune’s Daughter (1949)
  • The Giver (2014)
  • Stoker (2013)
  • Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Clue (1985)
  • One Night With The King (2006)
  • ChungKing Express (1994)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Hanna (2011)
  • Stardust (2007)
  • Our Times (2015)
  • Just Get Married/結婚禁行曲 (2015)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
  • The Fall (2006)
  • Les Intouchables (2011)
  • God Help the Girl (2014)
  • Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Music groups/artists/composers:

  • Olafur Arnalds
  • Dario Marianelli
  • Hans Zimmer
  • John Williams
  • Ludovico Einaudi
  • Javier Navarrete
  • Phillip Glass
  • Two Steps From Hell
  • 이루마 Yiruma
  • Young Heretics
  • Until The Ribbon Breaks
  • The 1975
  • Silence
  • Sleeping at Last
  • Melody Gardot
  • Ivy Levan
  • Regina Spektor
  • Aurora
  • Phildel
  • Daughter
  • Elliott Smith
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