Hello, I also equate reading with life. I'm eighteen and will be attending bard college in like six days or so. Some of my favorite books are Trust by Cynthia Ozick, Regeneration by Pat Barker, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, and What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt. And my favorite poet is Louise Gluck. Currently reading: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, Deception by Denise Mina, and You Are Not A Stranger Here by Adam Haslett. Some of these currently reading books I have unapologetically neglected because I am in the midst of cleaning my room, though they are all worthy of time and and mental energy.