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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


The Bluest Eye

Uncle Tom's Cabin

To Kill a Mockingbird

Things Fall Apart

Native Son

Classic Literature

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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


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


Twelfth Night

King Lear

Merchant of Venice

The Taming of a Shrew


Death of a Salesman

Dystopian Literature

The Hunger Games




A Handmaid's Tale


Ready Player One


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