Or, at the very minimum, have on their "to read" list.
  1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
    New York City, two young boys, and the Golden Age of comic books.
  2. Trigger Warnings by Neil Gaiman
    Gaiman is a mastermind of genre bending. This collection of short stories is unforgettable.
  3. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
    We all love Amy, and her book is just one other reason to love her.
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Classic regency love story, who can pass this up?
  5. How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman
    A crime-drama-comedy mess written in the Glaswegian accent.
  6. Goldfinch by Donna Tart
    I can't even summarise this book because it's just so fucking good. Art, death, loss, life, love, all of it.
  7. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    Google! Books! Time travel? Anything is possible in the Tech Bubble!
  8. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
    I have a minor obsession with Chabon, and this book is in my opinion the highlight of his writing career. It's The Breakfast Club meets the Mafia, in all of the best ways possible.
  9. Bream Gives me Hiccups: And Other Stories by Jesse Eisenberg
    Comedy and satire filled short stories.
  10. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
    This is the beginning of a trilogy written for young adults but should be read by adult adults because my god, it is woke.
  11. Me - Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn
    She's my namesake, how could I not recommend this?
  12. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    You will laugh, then cry, then sob, then smile. All in that order.
  13. Eloise by Kay Thompson
    It's a fucking six year old girl who calls the shots at one of the most prestigious hotels in NYC with a glamorous outfit, a pug, a turtle and a Nanny. This child is #goals