I picked out some books I thought you might like. These aren’t the most obvious classics that I’m sure you’ve heard of before, not anything particularly traumatizing (no Hubert Selby Jr.), the ones on my list with the widest appeal. The crowd pleasers, if you will.
Here’s a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that I just bet you’ll like.
Novels I Think You’ll Like
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Short Story Collections I Think You’ll Like
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Tenth Of December by George Saunders
Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
Memoirs and Nonfiction I Think You’ll Like
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Books of Poetry I Think You’ll Like
Like a Beggar by Ellen Bass
Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral
I personally guarantee you cannot go wrong on this list.
What’s your go-to crowd pleaser, a favorite book you think almost everyone would like?
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