Today is National Read Across America Day! So I thought I would share with you 10 books I think you need to read. Each has it's own reason for being on this list, and I could make a much longer list of books I think you need to read. But these are some of my top books ever. Honorable mentions go to A Constellation of Vital Phenomenena, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Sherlock Homes, and Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – This is one of those books where the whole world makes sense after you are done reading it.
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling created an amazing world that everyone should participate in.
Catch-22 – This is just a classic you can’t pass. It’s where the phrase Catch-22 comes from and I’m pretty sure your life won’t be complete unless you read it.
The World According to Garp – This book is hard to explain. It’s serious. It’s funny. It will make you find things that aren’t funny, funny. You will laugh at people. Just read it.
Pride and Prejudice – Ah Mr. Darcy. You can’t possibly expect to every have a true romance unless you have read this book.
On the Road – An adventure of the beat generation sure to make you find your wild side.
1984 – Big Brother is watching. If you didn’t catch this glimpse into the future in high school you should read it now. Even though it’s past 1984.
The Stranger – A philosophical novel that may make you rethink why people do the things they do.
The Secret Garden – We all need that place where imagination can run wild. Dreams come true, but the true reality of life is not completely forgotten.
The Alchemist – What is the meaning of life? Of struggles? Of hard work? And how important is it to know?
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