The Jungle Theater is thrilled to partner with Magers & Quinn Booksellers to enhance the experience of our theater-goers through curated reading.
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 at Magers & Quinn, then bring your receipt to the Jungle when you see a show to receive a complimentary beverage at concessions!
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women—brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul—this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina, his divorced wife, becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Annihilation is a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is the first in a series of three books called the Southern Reach Trilogy. The book describes a team of four women who set out into an area known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers - they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding - but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.