Our #JUNGLEREADS initiative will let you immerse yourself in the world of our plays with recommended titles that explore the themes reflected on our stage. Whether it's comedy, drama, or a bit of both, you'll be able to continue your exploration with reading suggestions put together by our artistic team and our friends at Magers & Quinn.
Use #junglereads to let us know what you’re reading!
Buy a book – or books! – from our curated list, then bring your receipt to the Jungle when you see a show, and you’ll receive a complimentary beverage from concessions!
Book List for FLY BY NIGHT
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
A 100 year story of a Colombian family that beautifully illuminates human nature, love and legacy. Filled with magical realism, Marquez’s ‘Solitude’ is one of the most significant literary works of the 20th century.
Star Talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson
This New York Times Bestselling illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for intrepid space explorers of all ages.
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
An acclaimed must-read novel set in South Carolina in 1964, this story centers around a young girl discovering divine female power, fighting racism, creating family, accepting fate, and moving forward in the face of loss.
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
When a young girl in Haiti goes missing, a community comes together in a twisting and entwined tale that explores a collision of fates told in Danticat’s beautiful and renowned style.
Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes by Jim Walsh
Dive into the rich music scene of Minneapolis with Jim Walsh’s book on thirty jam-packed years of some of the best music writing ever to come out of the Twin Cities. From Minneapolis’ own Prince to such far-flung acts as Elvis Presley and Nirvana.
Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
In this New York Times bestselling memoir, acclaimed poet Elizabeth Alexander writes of her marriage and the sudden death of her husband. A work that is sorrowful and joyful, earthy and elegiac, deeply personal and achingly universal.
Buy a book – or books! – from our curated list at Magers & Quinn, then bring your receipt to the Jungle when you see a show to receive a complimentary beverage at concessions!
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