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"Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wa...

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  • The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia De Burgos by Julia De Burgos
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Time and Again by Jack Finney
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Sybil by Flora Schreiber
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Cousin Bette by Honore De Balzac
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • My Life in Orange by Tim Guest
  • Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  • How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  • Nervous System by Jan Lars Jensen
  • The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland
  • Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  • Quattrocento by James McKean
  • The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
  • Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  • Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • Old School by Tobias Wolff
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Bielski Brothers by Peter Duff
  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  • Property by Valerie Martin
  • Rescuing Patty Hearst by Virginia Holman
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
  • Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  • Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
  • Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  • Unless by Carol Shields
  • Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • Songbook by Nick Hornby
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Extravagance by Gary Krist
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  • The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Motley Crue, and Mick Mars
  • Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
  • Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggers
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