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Books I recommend reading

Recently, I gave some advice on reading suggestions on Facebook. I have read my fair share of books between being an English teacher and reading for enjoyment. I was thinking what my list of favorite books of all-time are.


Some of these books could belong to more than one category, but I picked them to belong to the category that I felt they most likely belonged. I don't have any romance novels in here, as I really don't read much from that genre. I also didn't include short stories, poetry, novellas, etc. as I simply stuck to novels.


Below is that list, in no particular order. I highlighted my favorite book in each category that I consider my absolute favorite (not easy to do). But if you are looking for something to read, I would recommend anything on this list.


African-American Lit

Beloved

The Bluest Eye

Uncle Tom's Cabin

To Kill a Mockingbird

Things Fall Apart

Native Son


Classic Literature

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Frankenstein

Pride and Prejudice

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Great Gatsby

Of Mice and Men

Heart of Darkness

Animal Farm

The Scarlet Letter

A Christmas Carol


Comedy

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


Drama Fiction

The Kite Runner

The Fountainhead


Drama and Comedy Play

The Tempest

Romeo and Juliet

Othello

Twelfth Night

King Lear

Merchant of Venice

The Taming of a Shrew

Hamlet

Death of a Salesman


Dystopian Literature

The Hunger Games

Legend

Unwind

1984

A Handmaid's Tale

Anthem

Ready Player One


Fantasy

The Harry Potter Series

Lord of the Rings

The Chronicles of Narnia

Alice in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

The Little Prince


Graphic Novel

Neil Gaiman Sandman Series

The Action Bible Watchmen


Horror

Salem's Lot

The Institute

It

Misery

Firestarter

End of Watch

Carrie


Non-Fiction

King Leopold's Ghost

Fargo Rock City

The Beatles: The Biography

The Rolling Stone Interviews

Please Kill Me

The Glass Castle

Tuesdays with Morrie


Suspense/Thriller

Gone Girl

Sharp Objects

Big Little Lies

Little Fires Everywhere

Finders Keepers

The Outsider


War Fiction

All Quiet on the Western Front

Night

Farewell to Manzanar

The Diary of a Young Girl

The Iliad

The Red Badge of Courage


Young Adult

Into the Wild

Looking for Alaska

Catcher in the Rye

Lord of the Flies

The Outsiders

Tricks

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