The best books continue to exert influence on us long after we’ve read them.
Some even overwhelm our whole world.
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:
- “1984” by George Orwell
- “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
- “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
- “The Trial” by Franz Kafka
- “Neuromanser” by William Gibson
- “The Things they Carried” by Tim O’Brien
- “Slaughterhouse – Five” by Kurt Vonnegut
- “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
- “Confederation of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole
- “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote
- “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
- “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
- “Tuesdays in Morrie” by Mitch Albom
- “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde
- “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess
- “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
- “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco
- “Stranger” by Albert Camus
- “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell
- “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card
- “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller
- “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story” by George Orwell
- “Moonwalking with Einstein” by Joshua Foer
- “Watchmen” by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore
- “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… 🙂 🙂 🙂