Winter Reading List by The Quarto Staff

After a long semester, we find that there is no greater pleasure than indulging in reading ~for fun~. It has become a Quarto tradition to have a book swap at our final meeting of the semester, where each editor brings in one of their favorite reads to share with our Quarto friends. We decided to put together a "Quarto Winter Break Reading List" from what went down in our book swap in case you need some inspiration this winter. Have a restful break, and we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Illustration by Charlie Blodnieks

Illustration by Charlie Blodnieks

  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

  • The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

  • The Color of Water by James McBride

  • The Emissary by Yoko Tawada

  • Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

  • Floating, Brilliant, Gone by Franny Choi

  • Horseradish by Lemony Snicket

  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • I’m Not Here by G. Wong

  • [insert] boy by Danez Smith

  • Look by Solmaz Sharif

  • Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby by Donald Barthelme

  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

  • The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Tenth of December by George Saunders

  • The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

  • When My Brother Was An Aztec by Natalie Diaz

  • The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor