Ryan Ludwig, barista, Lawrence
"'The Ruined Map,' by Kobo Abe. It's about a detective trying to find a man who has disappeared, but the people who have hired him don't seem too interested in actually finding him."
Howard Callihan, musician, Lawrence
"'Abarat,' by Clive Barker. It's about a girl that goes from a very mundane place to a very magical place to pursue her destiny."
Amy Cox, waitress, Lawrence
"'Demian,' by Hermann Hesse. It is a soul journey, enlightenment type story. I actually learned something from this book, and I think everyone should read it."
Caydence Taylor, reconstruction worker, Lawrence
"'Natural Magick,' by Sally Dubats. It's a general guide to plants, herbs, stones, colors, ruins and numerology."