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I'm going to do this in roughly chronological order, from childhood to adulthood, although a few here and there are out of order:


1) Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

2) Ghosts I Have Been, by Richard Peck

3) The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

4) The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5) Hamlet, by William Shakespeare (not a novel, but it needs to be on this list)

6) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by Some Bloody Talented Anonymous Bastard

7) Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis (must insist that EVERYONE READ THIS BOOK)

8) Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

9) The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman (not a single novel, but I can't separate them)

10) American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

11) Passage, by Connie Willis (oh dear god it will break you)

12) The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

13) Everything Is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer (for all its pretentious bits, the heart of the story floored me; ended up not sleeping for weeks, it felt like)

14) Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco (this one should come earlier in the list)

15) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (really only the first book)

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These days, there are plenty of good modern English verse translations of Gawain; I'd say avoid the one by a guy with the surname of Winny at all costs; otherwise, have at it.

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