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Top 10 Books

This is a quick list of 10 books I love.

9

Count of Monte Cristo

Count of Monte Cristo

This is a page turner that is great for the beach.

1

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Read it three times. Gets better with each read.

3

Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

Powerful love story that is also a history of the Russian Revolution.

4

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Perfect for a dark and stormy night.

7

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

I love all off his books, but his portrayal of mental illness is so poignant and honest.

8

Interpreter of Maladies by Jumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies by Jumpa Lahiri

Beautifully written and touching short stories about life in America and India.

6

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

I love a story about cannabalism.... Jokes aside, it's a compelling history of whaling in America as well as an analysis of a tight-knit community.

5

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

This book broke my heart.

2

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Amazing tale of an amazing life that demonstrates the importance that education plays in changing lives.

10

Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

I couldn't put this down. He was a shockingly horrible person, but due to his fame at a young age, he met and influenced the leading figures of 20th century history. This is not a history of one man, but a history of the western world.