25 Emotionally Shattering books that you must read …

The best books continue to exert influence on us long after we’ve read them.

Some even overwhelm our whole world.All

Inspired by one of my favorite high school teachers and her list of books we must read while we are alive, I have compiled a list of 25 shaking reads, some of which are also recommended by Goodreads users.

These books on politics, history, and the human mind are so insightful that they have resisted time.

The next time you look for fascinating reading, try one of these:

  1. “1984” by George Orwell
  2. “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
  3. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  4. “The Trial” by Franz Kafka
  5. “Neuromanser” by William Gibson
  6. “The Things they Carried” by Tim O’Brien
  7. “Slaughterhouse – Five” by Kurt Vonnegut
  8. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
  9. “Confederation of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole
  10. “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote
  11. “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
  12. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
  13. “Tuesdays in Morrie” by Mitch Albom
  14. “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde
  15. “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess
  16. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
  17. “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco
  18. “Stranger” by Albert Camus
  19. “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell
  20. “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card
  21. “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller
  22. “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story” by George Orwell
  23. “Moonwalking with Einstein” by Joshua Foer
  24. “Watchmen” by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore
  25. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

If you have a moment I would love to read what are your top 25 shaking reads that you must read while you are alive… 🙂 🙂 🙂

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