Friday, December 1, 2006

25 Books to Read Before You're 25

Recommended by our First Lady, Laura Bush for Seventeen Magazine - June 2004

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  • The Brothers Karamazvov by Fyodor Dosteoyevsky
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Flannery O'Conner: The Comple Stories
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
  • The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
  • I, Claudius by Roberth Graves
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • The Little Prince by Anoine de Saint-Exupery
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
  • Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
  • The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Sophie's Choce by William Styron
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
(First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian, hosts both the White House Salute to American Authors and The National Book Festival. This list contains her favorites from now and from when she was 17)
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