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October 12, 2009


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Everyone should read Anna Karenina!


Everyone should read To Kill A Mockingbird and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie - her best.

Jen P.

I think everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird and The House of Mirth.

Kathy R (Bermudaonion)

I think A Tale of Two Cities is a must read.


Everyone should read Dickens.. particularly Great Expectations.


Good suggestions so far. I'd have to add Les Miserables by Hugo.


1. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. It will always be my favorite book of all time. It's also very rarely studied, I know...
2. To Kill a Mockingbird.
3. Notes from Underground by Dostoevsky.

Cheryl Ruebner

I'd say Catch 22 (Joseph Heller). It's been a while since I've read it, but I remember how brilliantly he mixed absurd humor with criticism of bureaucracy, military structure.


Old School: Pride and Prejudice
New School: Hunger Games

Melissa C

I think everyone should read Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau!

Angela T.

Everyone should read The Adventures of Don Quixote.

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Cathy Clayton Kellum

Your life is not complete until/unless you have read Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind" whether you're southern, a damn yankee, or uncommitted.


I think everyone should read Dracula by Bram Stoker.


I think everyone should read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Jennifer W.

I agree with To Kill a Mockingbird and also think everyone should read Washington Square by Henry James.

maureen davis

Everyone should read:
- 1984
- Catcher in the Rye
- Shakespeare


Everyone should read Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates!


Rebecca should be read by everyone.


Fahrenheit 451 is at the top of my list!


Harry Potter


How to just pick one! Going to have to go with The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Amy Steele

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
My Antonia by Willa Cather

Karen Rose

Wuthering heights and Jane Eyre..2 of my favorites!!


You know, I've sadly never read "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and have been meaning to for so long. It's a must read, isn't it?

As for the one classic - "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. So good! "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" comes in a close second.

ugh i love unbearable lightness.

i'm going to go out on a limb and say read "inherit the wind" as my classic.
or tale of two cities.
or nicholas nickelby,
or rather anythingmy dickens ever.

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