A List of Classics and History to Revisit or Read for the First Time



Finding a new book to read after The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey? It might be time to go back to the basics. The Huffington Post posted a list of books compiled from the Library of Congress. It as explicitly stated that these books may not be the best reads ever, but what sets them apart is they follow the theme as being the 88 “books that shaped America.”

After perusing the list, presented in helpful chronological order, I found myself recognizing several of the titles and pinpointed things I thought I had forgotten from high school history and English classes. There is a variety of books ranging from the articles of influential minority authors and feminists to classic novels like Catch-22 and The Great Gatsby.

This is definitely a list to take a look at if you’re look for something to read. It’s not always about the next best movie adaptation or what’s hot in new book releases. Sometimes it’s about what’s been done and has passed the test of time.

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