While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Dave Eggers books.
- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2001)
- Zeitoun (2010)
- What is the What (2007)
- The Circle (2014)
- The Monk of Mokha (2019)
- The Lifters (2019)
- The Overstory: A Novel (2019)
- Heroes of the Frontier (2017)
- Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? (2015)
- How We Are Hungry (2005)
- You Shall Know Our Velocity (2003)
- Fahrenheit 451 (2005)
A book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.
The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors.
What is the What (2007)
What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom.
The Circle (2014)
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.
The Monk of Mokha (2019)
Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
The Lifters (2019)
What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana?What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces?
The Overstory: A Novel (2019)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeNew York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 “The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period.” ―Ann PatchettThe…
Heroes of the Frontier (2017)
Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed shortly after enlisting. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it to Alaska with her kids, Paul and Ana.
From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tour de force of dialogue and dark humor, coursing emotions and tight control. Your Fathers, Where Are They?
How We Are Hungry (2005)
“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.” —San Francisco Chronicle Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among other books—demonstrates his mastery of the short story.”Another””What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and Then Mutilates Hi…
You Shall Know Our Velocity (2003)
In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.
Fahrenheit 451 (2005)
Nowadays firemen start fires. Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up. Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people could think. And Guy Montag knew what he had to do.
Best Dave Eggers Books Everyone Should Read
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McSweeney’s Issue 54: The End Of Trust
Author(s): Dave Eggers (Editor), Julia Angwin, Madeline Ashby, Alvaro M. Bedoya (Contributors)
ID: 2389042, Publisher: McSweeney’s Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf
Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
Author(s): John Prendergast; Soraya Aziz Souleymane; Dave Eggers; Chouchou Namegabe; Sam Ilus; Ryan Gosling
ID: 2544315, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 83 Mb, Format: epub
The Best American Travel Writing 2016
Author(s): Bryson, Bill;Chabon, Michael;Corbett, Sara;Eggers, Dave;Ehrlich, Gretel;Finnegan, William;Gregory, Alice;Iyer, Pico;Jones, Andrew W.;Krause, Kea;Macdonald, Helen;Marx, Patricia;Max, Daniel T.;Moon, Freda;Moxley, Mitch;Nobel, Justin;Pearson, Stephanie;Perrottet, Tony;Rinella, Steven;Rowell, David;Symmes, Patrick;Tayler, Jeffrey;Theroux, Paul;Vollmann, William T.;Williams, Thomas Chatterton;Wilson, Jason
ID: 2641331, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.