In no certain order...
  1. "The Stranger" ~ Albert Camus
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    From the first time I read this book, it just made sense to me. Camus' absurdity was new for me to read, but all too familiar for me to feel.
  2. "Lord of the Rings" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
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    Tolkien was able to create an entire world of lore surviving on the theme of good vs evil, and when I read it, I get lost and forget that I am in fact reading it and not living it.
  3. "The Fall" ~ Albert Camus
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    Again... the absurdity. But also the fact that, to me, it is completely original in being a book that is entirely written in monologue.
  4. "Follow My Leader" ~ James B. Garfield
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    A favorite book of mine from elementary school. It was the first book I had ever reread. EVER.
  5. "The Divine Comedy" ~ Dante
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    I picked this book up as a joke, never intended on reading, and then after the very first page I was hooked. I got lost in the world of verse.
  6. "The Road" ~Cormac McCarthy
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    A great read. McCarthy somehow makes it fascinating to read a book about a journey where not much takes place for a long time besides the characters surviving, but you are compelled to continue the journey with them.
  7. "The Revolutionary Career of Maximilian Robespierre" ~ David P. Jordan
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    I'm not one for biographies, but when I had to read this one for class, I ended up really enjoying it.
  8. "Babe & Me" ~ Dan Gutman
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    This book alone was got me into reading. It was the first book I ever enjoyed. I was actually lucky enough to meet Dan Gutman when I was younger. He gave me two signed books and we were able to talk for awhile. Childhood memories...
  9. "A Happy Death" ~ Albert Camus
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    Sorry, one more... A good read where again, the author is able to create a story where not much happens, but it is fascinating.
  10. "The Catcher in the Rye" ~ J.D. Salinger
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    It's cliché, I know. But that's your opinion and this list is my opinion... I can connect to Holden Caulfield, and at a time in High School where I wasn't sure who I was, that connection came in handy. And it also helped me rediscover the joy of reading.