Books, Periodicals, and Comics Referenced in Season Two


The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Summer of Fear by T. Jefferson Parker

Novels 1930-42 by Dawn Powell (collection)

The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia by R.E. Raspe

Contact by Carl Sagan

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Candide by Voltaire

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Jeeves series by P.G. Wodehouse

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf


Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (picture book)

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm

Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm

Snow-White and Rose-Red by The Brothers Grimm

The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent by Washington Irving (collection)

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (collection)

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain

Collected Stories by Eudora Welty (collection)


Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron

The Inferno by Dante

Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (collection)

The Iliad by Homer

Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Visit from St Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

The Mourning Bride by William Congreve

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Glass Menagerie by Tenneessee Williams


Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Alborn

The Final Days by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles

Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

The Apocalyptics by Edith Efron

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

Call Me Crazy by Anne Heche

Unfinished Business by John Houseman

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken (collection)

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

Tough Love by Bill Milliken

The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Motley Crue

Writings and Discourses by Benito Mussolini (collection)

The Portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche (collection)

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell edited by Tim Page

Etiquette by Emily Post

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Personal Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman by William T. Sherman

Essentials of Economics by Bradley R. Schiller

Working by Studs Terkel

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

The Last Empire by Gore Vidal (collection)


The Bible

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

The Mojo Collection edited by Jim Irvin


The Daily Racing Form

The Hartford Courant

National Enquirer

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post



InStyle Weddings


The New Yorker

Punk Planet

Rolling Stone




Vanity Fair

Your Magazine






Jane Austen

W.E.B. Du Bois

Gustave Flaubert

Sigmund Freud

Ernest Hemingway

Henry James

Frank Kafka

M.G. Lewis

Dorothy Parker

Harold Pinter

Anne Sexton

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Seneca the Younger

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