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4 Books On My Bookshelf That I'm Not Reading But Probably Should

Reading good for you even if the cool kids tell you it's lame.

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I wish reading was cool. I like doing it. When I have to be lame and read stuff for work and stuff, I always end up thinking, "Man, I wish I could do this in my free time. That was enjoyable as hell." Unfortunately, reading is lame. If you want to be cool in the real world. you only read when you have to. Which is why the bookshelf in my room is for decoration only. However, there are some pretty cool books on there that I definitely haven't read and can only recommend because the covers as hot and they make great piece of furniture.

Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Trembaly


Love a good horror movie. Give me jump scares and some overly-colored blood spatter over drawn-out creepiness or legitimately earned scares any day of the g-damn week!! Fortunately for me, this novel about the deterioration of a after their oldest daughter is diagnosed with a schizophrenia/maybe possessed by a whole host of demons sounds boring .

90 Church: Inside America's Notorious First Narcotics Squad by Dean Unkefer


This true-crime memoir apparently chronicles the rise and fall of a straight-laced police officer from the Midwest who gets his hands a little too dirty working for the corrupt Federal Bureau of Narcotics during the 50s and 60s. Sounds kind of like The Shield, which is a TV show and cool, except it features real people. Or so I've been told.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl


Allegedly, this is a book about an investigative journalist searching for an elusive cult-horror director in the wake of a tragic and possibly supernatural death. Why write a book about fictional movies instead of just making the movies themselves? Beats me honestly. We'd all have way more to talk about. Maybe because the writer is obviously bad because he can only write long books and not movies instead.

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff


Uh-oh. Check out that artwork. Very pulpy. Also, rumor has it, this is a supernatural, historical road-novel featuring a group of African-Americans try to evade racism and literal monsters while traveling the roads of pre-Civil Rights America. I know, it sounds awesome. Too bad it's not a movie. Luckily, though, Jordan Peele expressed interest in turning it into a TV show.

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