I don't often recommend books for you to read but when I do it's for a good reason.
Here's my list of good reads.
The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
The Odyssey, by Homer
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
I must admit that I've read most of them over my many years.
But the real reason for that list?
They were all listed on the American Library Association's report on books that were either challenged or banned last year.
I happen to think this could also be a list of exemplary writings.
I'm a liberal when it comes to books; I think you should read widely and without imposing personal prejudices.
But that's just me.
Take my recommendations for whatever you like but be reminded that this is Banned Books Week.
What better time to enjoy a classic.