Books you need to read

I expect this list to grow as I continue reading, but as of right I now, I recommend reading these books. Which books do you recommend to others?


Winesburg, Ohio-Sherwood Anderson
Persuasion-Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen
The Canterbury Tales-Geoffrey Chaucer
As I Lay Dying-William Faulkner
The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
For Whom the Bell Tolls-Ernest Hemingway
Brave New World-Aldous Huxley
The Unbearable Lightness of Being-Milan Kundera
Le Morte D’Arthur-Sir Thomas Malory
Lolita-Vladimir Nabokov
Catcher in the Rye-J. D. Salinger
The White Hotel-D. M. Thomas
Cane-Jean Toomer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-Mark Twain

Literary Fiction

Room-Emma Donoghue
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close-Jonathan Safran Foer
Dear Everybody-Michael Kimball
In the Lake of the Woods-Tim O’Brien
A Void-Georges Perec


Kafka was the Rage-Anatole Broyard
Glass Castle-Jeannette Wall


Fall of a Kingdom-Hilari Bell
Kindred-Octavia Butler
Sir Stalwart-Dave Duncan
Carmilla-Sheridan le Fanu
A Wrinkle in Time-Madeleine L’Engle
Shade’s Children-Garth Nix
The Vampyre-John Polidori
Harry Potter series-J.K. Rowling
The Dark Glory War-Michael A. Stackpole
Dracula-Bram Stoker
Lord of the Rings-J.R.R. Tolkien
Dealing with Dragons-Patricia C. Wrede

Young Adult

Catalyst-Laurie Halse Anderson
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
If I Stay-Gayle Forman
Sold-Patricia McCormick
Echo-Kate Morgenroth


On Writing-Stephen King
The Write Type-Karen E. Peterson

Short Fiction

Birds of America-Lorrie Moore
Nine Stories-J.D. Salinger
Bear and his Daughter-Robert Stone


The Tao of Pooh-Benjamin Hoff
Persepolis-Marjane Satrapi
Much Ado About Nothing-Shakespeare

1 Comment

  1. Of course I should add:

    Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites And Their War On the Industrial Revolution: Lessons For The Computer Age–Kirkpatrick Sale

    Love Medicine–Louise Erdrich

    Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions–John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes

    American Indian Trickster Tales–Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz

    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven–Sherman Alexie

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