I always come across different lists that people have in regards to books people need to read before they die. There are so many!! There is no where near enough time to get through them all. I started to panic a little about all the books I know I will probably never get a chance to read and decided to come up with a different kind of list. I’ve decided to pick and choose books that I think people should have in their literary vocabulary right away. I don’t want to list books people should read before they die, I want to list books that I think people should start with when building their literary vocabulary. I think these books teach a lot of great lessons and hold a lot of history that most books today simply don’t. That is not to say that today’s literature isn’t good, I’m just saying it’s different.
So if some of you are discovering books are your friends or you’re becoming an avid reader then pick these up. They will help you find your way in your journey through the literature wilderness!
P.S. This list isn’t going to have any of the books I have raved about in the last couple weeks. I’d like to give you guys something fresh. If you want to see the other lovely stories a love love love then click here and here.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Louis Carroll
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
The War of the World by H. G. Wells
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Oh my goodness I need to stop myself before I start to make you guys panic like I did!! Ahhhh! There are so many more that would really benefit everyone but I think those will be saved for part two of The Bookics!!