I have a confession: One lesson I learned in college is that I didn’t have to read the course work in order to graduate with a high GPA. This disturbed me because I majored in English.
After I graduated, I was woefully aware that my literary knowledge was like a house lacking support. Thankfully, I’ve been able to shore up my literary house over the last five years because I can listen to audiobooks while I work.
Here is my current top ten:
- Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
- Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
- Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
- A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
- Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Things they Carried, by Tim O’Brien
- Catch-22, Joseph Heller
- The Family Nobody Wanted, by Helen Doss
- Essays of E. B. White, by E. B. White
Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing why each book is on my list.