Conroy's Recommended Reading, Watching, and Listening

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Underworld by Don DeLillo
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The French Lieutenant's Woman and The Magus by John Fowles
The Dead  and Ulysses by James Joyce
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

In Fifty Year We'll All be Chicks by Adam Carolla

Sonic Boom by Gregg Easterbrook
Basic Economics  by Thomas Sowell

General Interest:
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Ideas by Peter Watson

History (general):
The War of the World by Niall Ferguson
Modern Times  and A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie

History (World War II):
Absolute War by Chris Bellamy
Armageddon, Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945, and Retribution by Max Hastings
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer

Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

(500) Days of Summer (2009) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Aliens (1986) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Annie Hall (1977) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Blade Runner (1982) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Body Heat (1981) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Chinatown (1974) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
The Day of the Jackal (1973) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Days of Heaven (1978) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray) 
Heat (1995) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Pulp Fiction (1994) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Raging Bull (1980) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Schindler's List (1993) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Seven (1995) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
Taxi Driver (1976) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)

Seinfeld (1990-1998) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)
The Simpsons (seasons 1 through 10 only, 1989-1999) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)  
The Wire (2002-2008) - (buy DVD / Blu-ray)

Abbey Road (buy CD / MP3), The Beatles (Whie Album) (buy CD / MP3), and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (buy CD / MP3) by The Beatles
Born to Run (buy CD / MP3), Born in the U.S.A. (buy CD / MP3), and Tunnel of Love (buy CD / MP3) by Bruce Springsteen
Led Zeppelin IV (buy CD / MP3) by Led Zeppelin
A Shot Forth Self Living (buy CD / MP3) by Medicine
Loveless (buy CD / MP3) by My Bloody Valentine
Nevermind (buy CD / MP3) by Nirvana
(What's the Story) Morning Glory (buy CD / MP3) by Oasis
Different Class (buy CD / MP3) and This is Hardcore (buy CD / MP3) by Pulp
OK Computer (buy CD / MP3) and The Bends (buy CD / MP3) by Radiohead
The Execution of All Things (buy CD / MP3), Take Offs and Landings (buy CD / MP3), and More Adventurous (buy CD / MP3) by Rilo Kiley
Sticky Fingers (buy CD / MP3) by The Rolling Stones
Achtung Baby (buy CD / MP3) and The Joshua Tree (buy CD / MP3) by U2
The Velvet Underground and Nico (buy CD / MP3) by The Velvet Underground
Pinkerton (buy CD / MP3) and Weezer (The Blue Album) (buy CD / MP3) by Weezer
Summerteeth (buy CD / MP3) by Wilco