Donna Tartt

The Secret History

No one in this novel is likeable, but the story is so engrossing!

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Fredric Backman

Beartown

Backman writes beautifully about a tough subject. The story is told from multiple points of view with well developed characters. s.

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William Golding

Lord of the Flies

This book examines human nature , morality and civilization. History has repeatedly shown us that in certain circumstances, people behave in both appalling and uplifting ways. While as readers we all want to identify with the “good” characters, we also cant help but be aware of the disturbing parallels to reality in the bad.

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Stephanie Danler

Sweetbitter

Perfectly encapsulates those post-collegiate years of discovery.

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Albert Camus

The Plague

This existentialist classic remains relevant throughout time. Camus’ observations of the social and psychological effects of the epidemic on the people of the town demonstrate all aspects of human nature. Life is fleeting and ephemeral, but by taking responsibility for our lives, enjoying the goodness and beauty around us, we can find meaning and personal equanimity in the world.

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