Top Ten Books

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary

4. Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

5. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

6. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

7. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

9. Any Hercule Poirot book by Agatha Christie

10. The Year Everything Changed: 1959 by Fred Kaplan, even though this is a historical book.

I highly recommend all of these books because they are all fantastic in their own way. And the number doesn’t necessarily mean that I prefer one book over another; it’s more just that, right now, I’m more in the mood for one book over the other. Except for The Great Gatsby. That book always comes first.

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17 thoughts on “Top Ten Books

    • I’m glad the list helped! And you should definitely read Unaccustomed Earth, but if you don’t enjoy history that much, I wouldn’t recommend The Year Everything Changed, because it’s only an interesting book if you like learning about history.

  1. A list of classics and a few more generally accredited novels? Use your imagination girl! Get some fantasy on there. George R.R. Martin or Robert Jordan for sure 🙂 And if you want a crazy story about a real Journalist read Jadoo by John A. Keel.

    • Hey hey hey! I’m sorry if my tastes are too highbrow for you, but that’s just the way I am 🙂
      But alright, I’ll try out your books when I get some free time. Actually, Jadoo does look really interesting so I will try to read it. Although, I do have almost 11 books (soon to be 12 thanks to English class) on my shelf that I haven’t read yet, so it might take me a while.

      • Sigh same. I am taking a College Level political science class, in which I have two “lawyer books.” A Sports management short term class, which is a semesters worth of work crammed into 5 weeks. And AP English and Economics High School classes. Oh and Senior Project. And no car as of today. My life is wonderful haha.

      • Wow, that’s one giant workload you got there! I don’t think my schedule can even come close to yours.
        Also, no car as of today? As in you used to have a car? Hope nothing bad happened.
        Haha, I guess my life is better than yours since I do have a car, except for the fact that my car sometimes randomly stops in the middle of the road, which makes for some very stressful situations 🙂

      • My car…. died today. Not in an accident. It was old and apparently, according to my father, I mistreated it. Thus being the inherent problem that killed it. It had 355,000 miles on it for god’s sake! Haha it was falling apart. But now I have to find rides everywhere :/

  2. The Great Gatsby is one of those books that has changed every year for me since high school. Every literature class I take changes the book and the way I look at it. Such an interesting, timeless read.

    Great list!

  3. The Great Gatsby was definitely one of my favorite books in high school; I think I need to go back and read it again. It was just so compelling, cover to cover. Nice list 🙂

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