The Best Books of 2018 (The New York Times, WSJ, The New Yorker & Washington Post)

Below are the best books of 2018 according to the editors of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and the folks here at Your Favorites' Favorites.  For more information on any of the following books, feel free to click on the associated image (via Amazon). NEW YORK TIMES WALL STREET …

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Raymond Pettibon – Favorite Books & Artists

The favorite books and artists of renowned New York-based painter Raymond Pettibon are examined below.  Pettibon grew a devoted following and drew acclaim from the underground art circuit during the punk scene of the late 70s and 80s while designing fliers, promotional posters, and album covers for numerous bands, including his brother Greg Ginn's band …

Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants) – Favorite Australian Punk Singles & Comics

Ausmuteants' and Alien Nosejob's Jake Robertson recently provided us with a list of his favorite Australian punk singles and comic books, which you can find below.  The Ausmuteants' first album, Amusements, was met with international acclaim following its release in 2013 and drew comparisons with some of the early work of Devo as a result …

Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez – Favorite Books & Ten Favorite Punk 45s from Southern California

Brandon Welchez, frontman of the rock/art-punk/indie pop/post-punk revivalist band Crocodiles, recently provided us with lists of his ten favorite books and ten favorite punk singles from Southern California, which you can find below (in no particular order).  Since the release of Summer of Hate in 2009, the band's first full length album, Welchez and fellow …

Jill Eisenstadt – Favorite Books

One of America's great literary voices, author Jill Eisenstadt, recently provided us with a list of ten of her favorite books, which you can find below.  Eisenstadt is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: From Rockaway, Kiss Out, and Swell.  Following the initial publication of From Rockaway in 1987 (reissued in 2017), Eisenstadt was declared by the media …

Eve Babitz – Favorite Books, Films & Albums

One of this country's great literary voices, Eve Babitz, recently provided us with a list of her favorite books, albums, and films, which you can find below.  Babitz's work has seen a resurgence in recent years with the re-publishing of her novels/fictive memoirs Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; Sex and Rage: Advice to Young Ladies Eager for …

Pete Dexter’s Favorite Books (Concerning Families)

FIVE BEST BOOKS (For more information click on the associated image - via Amazon) The Complete Stories (FSG Classics) Edisto: A Novel (FSG Classics) Straight Man: A Novel A River Runs through It and Other Stories Rhine Maidens Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal (January 23, 2010) If you are unfamiliar with Dexter's work, we strongly …

David Lynch’s Favorite Books, Films & Artist

A selection of the favorite books and films of director, actor, artist, and musician David Lynch are detailed below (courtesy of WelcometoTwinPeeks.com) [UPDATE (October 23, 2018): Favorite Artist of Lynch].  Lynch is perhaps best known for his films Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive and the cult-classic television series Twin Peaks. For more information on a …