Books They Tell You to Read: Dystopian

Here, in no particular order, are the dystopian novels They tell you to read:

  • 1984, George Orwell
  • Brave New World, Alduous Huxley
  • Fahrenheit-451, Ray Bradbury
  • Animal Farm, George Orwell
  • The Hunger Games Series, Suzanne Collins
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Books They Tell You to Read: Fiction

Here, in no particular order, are the fiction novels They tell you to read:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird–Harper Lee
  • The Great Gatsby–F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Book Thief–Markus Zusak
  • Little Women–Louisa May Alcott
  • Gone with the Wind–Margaret Mitchell
  • The Catcher in the Rye–J.D. Salinger
  • The Grapes of Wrath,–John Steinbeck

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Books They Tell You to Read: Fantasy

Here, in no particular order, are the fantasy novels They tell you to read:

  • The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
  • The Lord of the Rings Series, J.R.R. Tolkein
  • A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones Series), George R.R. Martin
  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Books They Tell You to Read: Classics

Here, in no particular order, are the classics They tell you to read:

  • Price and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

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Books They Tell You to Read: Memoirs, Biographies, and Autobiographies

Here, in no particular order, are the memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies They tell you to read:

  • The Glass Castle–Jeannette Walls
  • The Story of My Life–Hellen Keller
  • Negroland: A Memoir–Margo Jefferson
  • What Comes Next and How To Like It–Abigail Thomas
  • The Story of My Experiments with Truth–Mahatma Gandhi
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X–Malcolm X
  • Eat, Pray, Love–Elizabeth Gilbert

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Books They Tell You to Read: Non-Fiction

Here is the list, in no particular order, of non-fiction books they generally agree we should read:

  • Night–Elie Wiesel
  • Citizen: An American Lyric–Claudia Rankine
  • This Changes Everything–Naomi Klein
  • Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy–Gabriella Coleman
  • The Last Act of Love–Cathy Rentzenbrink
  • The Sisters Are Alright–Tamara Winfrey Harris
  • A Brief History of Time–Stephen Hawking

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