I was talking with a dear friend earlier this week and we got onto the subject of books. Specifically, the books my teens are reading in high school, as well as the ones my friend and I read back in the day.
Like many of you, Iâ€™ve read a lot of the classics — Austen, Poe, Vonnegut, Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, Kafka, and so on. But there are some (too many, really) that I still have not gotten to, includingÂ Fahrenheit 451 and A Brave New World.
*hanging my head in shame*
I need to remedy this. How else are we to grow as humans if we donâ€™t continue learning? I am working on a list of classics, 12-ish of which I plan to read over the course of 2015. I want to compile a list of those books that every person should read. These might be Pulitzer winners or maybe theyâ€™ve won no prizes other than the admiration of millions of readers. They might be old or they might be new to the literary scene.
I need your help: What classic books have you most enjoyed and which ones do you wish youâ€™d read?