Ah, nothing like the smell of books! These are some of my favorite books that I really just wish everyone would read (in no particular order other than ABCs).

Fiction

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

O Pinoeers! by Willa Cather

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Great Expectations by Charles Dickins

Ragtime by EL Doctorow

The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible by Barabara Kingsolver

The History of Love by Nicole Kraus

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Til We Have Faces by CS Lewis

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Bluest Eye, and Beloved by Toni Morrison

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

The Collected Short Stories of Flannery O’Connor

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by  Mark Twain

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonegut

The Trumpet of the Swan by EB White

Native Son by Richard Wright

Nonfiction(ish)

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

The Soul of Black Folk by WEB DuBois

What is the What? by Dave Eggers

Simplicity by Richard Foster

1968 by Mark Kurlansky

The Beloved Community by Charles Marsh

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller