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Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
Gives great perspective on a different world and time.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
Fun!
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Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Beautiful and tragic.
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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
My youth!
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
Heartwarming and heartbreaking and hilarious at the same time.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
Moving.
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Cat's Eye
Margaret Atwood
An intense portrait of girlhood.
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
memory is vague on this but it's good.
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Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
I loved this as a child.
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Père Goriot
Honoré de Balzac
I loved this in French in college.
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Peter Pan and Wendy
J. M. Barrie
Read and re-read as a child.
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The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
Made me think.
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Waiting for Godot
Samuel Beckett
Absurd. Also made me think about life and what is meaningful, if anything.
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Madeline
Ludwig Bemelmans
Magnifique.
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
Entertaining.
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Judy Blume
meaningful in my teen years. I was not alone.
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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Powerful social commentary.
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Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë
Lovely.
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Clement Hurd
Surprised that my son liked it so much.
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The Story of Babar
Jean de Brunhoff
I loved this. Surprised that my son did not like this as much.
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