Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
...and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Both of these books will instantaneously and immeasurably increase your coolness quotient. Just purchasing these books may cause the sales clerk to inquire as to what you may be doing later that evening. You have been warned.
Incoming IB folks, you will need to pick up:
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
...and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I would highly advise AGAINST watching the movie version of Atwood's classic. Really. While it will not necessarily literally scar you, it may very well drive you to ritually scar yourself, and that would be a pity, really, because you have such nice skin. Wear sunscreen.