Totally Random Lists 2019: Home Sweet Home

Editor’s Note: This year our Half Price Books calendar once again features books, movies and music grouped together in weird, unexpected ways. You might even call them Totally Random Lists, which is what we did because, well, we had to put something on the front cover. We like the lists so much, we’ll be sharing them on this blog throughout the year.

We’re shaped by the home we grew up in. And once we’re grown, we obsessively shape and re-shape our homes to reflect who we are—or want to be. Home is definitely where the heart is, and there’s plenty of domestic bliss to be found on the list below.

House, Tracy Kidder
The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
Home, Marilynne Robinson
The Lake House, Kate Morton
The Castle, Franz Kafka
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel

The Apartment
National Lampoon’s Animal House
The Money Pit
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
The Amityville Horror
The Burbs
House Party

Glass Houses, Billy Joel
Home, Dixie Chicks
Sonny’s Crib, Sonny Clark
House of Pain, House of Pain
Crowded House, Crowded House
Apartment Life, Ivy

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