Books Daria Would Read Today

Daria was SUCH an important part of my adolescence, and there is NO denying that it had a huge impact on me – as well as many, many other people.

Naturally, Daria is a bookworm and is always reading, so I thought it would be fun to think about which books Daria herself would read if the show was going today/set in this decade.

I had a HUGE amount of fun with this video – even if it doesn’t sound like it, I was rocking my usual monotone which is actually quite Daria-like.

Also, I created 2 Spotify playlists to go along with this article! One is a list of 90’s tunes that Daria might listen to, and the other is Quinn’s imaginary playlist! (scroll down to see those!)

There’s a written list of books under the video if you can’t watch right now (if you subscribe you won’t miss a video either!) I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s the list from the video (but you’ll have to watch the video for the reasons why!):

My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell
Parachutes – Kelly Yang
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab
Sadie – Courtney Summers
Horrorstor – Grady Hendrix
Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo
The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chobsky
Dracul – Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker
Full Disclosure – Camryn Garrett
Beauty Queens – Libba Bray
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

And here are my fan-playlists:

And here is a list of books referenced in some way in Daria, the show (alphabetical by author surname)

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
City of Glass by Paul Auster
Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
On Moral Fiction by John Gardner
The Life and Complete Work of Francisco Goya by Pierre Gassier
Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
The Chess Garden by Brooks Hansen
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Iliad by Homer
Daisy Miller by Henry James
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence 
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Macbeth by William Shakespeare 
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Our American Cousin by Tom Taylor 
Walden by Henry David Thoreau 
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 
The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Henry & Glenn Forever by Igloo Tornado
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G.Wells 
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 

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