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Grant Thomas’ List of Influential Books (1987-Present)

Last week, I posted the first half of a list of books that have influenced my thinking.  Here’s the other half of the list:


The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning (1980)

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud (1993)

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murikami (1997)

Hicksville by Dylan Horrocks (1998)

An Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri (1999)

White Teeth (2000)

Fast Food Nation (2001)

Heartbreak Soup by Gilbert Hernandez (2003)

Blankets by Craig Thompson (2003)

Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year  Robert Weber (2004)

Black Hole  Charles Burns (2005)

American Born Chinese by Gene Yang (2006)

King City by Brandon Graham (2007)

The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2007)

Tales From the Farm by Jeff Lemire (2008)

Ghost Stories by Jeff Lemire (2008)

The Country Nurse by Jeff Lemire (2009)

Sweet Tooth By Jeff Lemire (2009-2013)

Finder Library Volume 1 – Carla Speed McNeil (2011)

Habibi by Craig Thompson (2012)

Multiple Warheads by Brandon Graham (2012)

Saga (2012-Present)