There are a few classics I should mention. I was a literature major after all. By no means a comprehensive list.
|A Tale of Two Cities||Charles Dickens||Nothing makes me cry like the end of this lovely novel.|
|Huckleberry Finn||Mark Twain||THE great American novel. Principal Seymour Skinner can cross out the sassback all he wants; I'll just find another copy.|
|Wuthering Heights||Emily Bronte||The first gothic novel. Everyone should read this haunting favorite, if just to understand references to it.|
|The Great Gatsby||F. Scott Fitzgerald||The novel of the Jazz Age. Another one of those must read books. Gatsby's library contained real books; shouldn't yours?|
|Gone With the Wind||Margaret Mitchell||Scarlet O'Hara is a captivating character. This is a must read for any writer, as it is frequently an example in how-to-write books.|
|To Kill a Mockingbird||Harper Lee||This is a beautifully crafted tale full of childhood innocence and the harshness of reality. Highly recommended.|
|Winesburg, Ohio||Sherwood Anderson||What a witty and insightful piece this is; you really should give it a read.|