SOME REALLY GREAT BOOKS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD READ (I NEED SOME NEW BOOKS)

Hey listers! What is your favorite book? What about a book you think everyone should read? I am about to have a three week winter break (yay for still being in school!) and I really want to start reading again, but I need some suggestions. So, please add things and re-list so other people can add too! Thanks!
  1. I am down with fiction, non-fiction, pretty much any genre! Also, doesn't have to be anything super new and trendy!!
  2. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
    Suggested by   @daniela
  3. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
    Suggested by   @kate81
  4. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
    Suggested by   @kaitmaree
  5. "Milk and Honey" - Rupi Kaur
    She's a spoken word artist from Toronto. She writes poetry geared towards femininity and her illustrations are beautiful. You can find glimpses of "Milk and Honey" on her Instagram: http://instagram.com/rupikaur_ I love her work!
    Suggested by   @ijeoma
  6. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kinsolver
    Suggested by   @hannazoeo
  7. The Passage by Justin Cronin
    Suggested by   @alanarogerrrrs
  8. Preparation for the Next Life
    This book is sad, painful, with glimmers of hope and immense character. It has stayed on my mind. A returned Iraq vet and immigrant meet each other in their struggles to adapt to NYC. They have a troubled, beautiful, but tortured love affair in the middle of chaotic lives. It's not romance and not for the weak of spirit, but wonderfully detailed and a narrative about the loneliness of being outsiders in society through citizenship, language, and mental health.
    Suggested by   @duchess
  9. A Man's Search for Meaning
    This is a classic, but always worthy of mentioning. Viktor Frankel uses his experience is concentration camps to illustrate now an inner life and a purpose can help us get through low times.
    Suggested by   @duchess
  10. Anne of Green Gables
    Suggested by   @courtney__jill
  11. The Elegance Of The Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
    Suggested by   @RStrout
  12. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    My go to recommendation because it's my absolute favorite. If you love books and words, suspense and mystery, you'll enjoy this.
    Suggested by   @e
  13. Suggested by   @maretorliss
  14. Stoner by John Williams
    And, no, it is not about drugs 😉
    Suggested by   @ChrisK
  15. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
    Suggested by   @allysonarno
  16. Down Under by Bill Bryson
    I love Australia and I love Bryson's writing style. This is just such a fun book!
    Suggested by   @bkwmkiwi
  17. I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
    I tell everyone I know to read this. It's incredible.
    Suggested by   @shinndigs
  18. Stories by Katherine Mansfeld
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  19. My go-to book I think everyone should read is The Count of Monte Cristo! If you haven't read it, a long break is a great time to tackle the 1000+ pages of awesomeness!
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  20. The Sparrow-Mary Doria Russel or Fifth Business-Robertson Davies
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
  21. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
    Suggested by   @hannahw
  22. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    Suggested by   @StuckOnThe7
  23. Bad Monkeys - Matt Ruff
    I agree with @KikiHines that you should read the Count of Monte Cristo if you haven't read that yet, but 3 weeks might not be enough time. Bad Monkeys is a quick and easy read yet entertaining and twisty enough to keep you guessing.
    Suggested by   @HisDudeness
  24. The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern (William Goldman)
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  25. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells
    A poetic satire with a dash of fantasy. Deserves recognition. The social commentary is strong with this one.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  26. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    That's right; a book about a bookstore. Or is it?
    Suggested by   @kcupcaker
  27. Infinite Jest
    I'm reading this now and it's amazing. It's just a unique beast.
    Suggested by   @duchess
  28. The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
    Suggested by   @hippiechick
  29. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
    Suggested by   @sammmreid
  30. I have several but I'd have to suggest Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris in the interest of my newest addiction: belly laughs.
    Suggested by   @alimi
  31. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
    Suggested by   @maribot
  32. The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness
    Suggested by   @srsharms
  33. Here's some of my recommendations MY FAVORITE NONFICTION
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  34. The Stand by Stephen King. His best book, in my opinion. It is a fantastic epic tale that everyone should read. I also agree with The Count of Monte Cristo and The Shadow of the Wind. Both awesome books
    Suggested by   @jess3842
  35. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    Suggested by   @michelleanne