21. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Of Mice And Men is a complex story of a friendship between two migrant workers: George Milton and Lennie Small, in California. Watch their friendship develop as the pair work towards their modest dreams of owning their own land and pets.
22. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Following eighteen years as a political prisoner, Dr Manette is released and returns to England with his daughter Lucie. There, two very different men fall in love with Lucie and become entwined in a tale of love and sacrifice.
23. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
24. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Grab a towel and accompany human Arthur Dent on a fantastic adventure across the galaxy. Learn not to take the universe so seriously and forget any meaning you’ve applied to anything in your life, because we all know the real meaning of life is 42.
25. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
26. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Winner of multiple awards, The Color Purple is a devastating tale that tackles the lives of colored women in 1930s USA. Censored and challenged, the harsh reality displayed in The Color Purple will leave you shaken.
27. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
28. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A combination of gothic thriller, cautionary tale and romance novel, Frankenstein is a story like no other. Written by Mary Shelley when she was just eighteen, Frankenstein prompts readers to ask themselves some truly shattering questions: what makes us human? What do we owe to one another as living creatures? How far can science push the boundaries of nature?
29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
(This was a book that we had to read in HS but some parents signed a petition… they didnt want their kids reading it 🤷🏽♀️ I went to a private HS 🤦🏽♀️)
30. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Although Vonnegut himself admits there are few characters or confrontations in this book, the impact of his novel is undeniable. We travel through life with our protagonist Billy Pilgrim as he experiences World War II from a rather unique perspective – that is, he’s been abducted from his home planet of Tralfamadore. Rich and deeply funny, this tale aims to discourage us from war and murder that the authorities force the public into.