Best Reads: Essential Classics

The invention of computers, cellphones, and texting has drastically decreased the need for people in America to read novels. It’s just not fun anymore. Reading takes time, concentration, and most of all, imagination. Why read a book when you can watch a movie?! Today, the average TV show, computer game or movie requires about half the brain power when compared to that of 25 years ago. Maybe America needs to break away from the techno-haze? Below is a list of actually physical reading materials guaranteed to stimulate your numbing neurons.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque

Where the Red Fern Grows

Wilson Rawls

Harry Potter Series

J.K. Rowling

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Cry, the Beloved Country

Alan Paton

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad


Louis Sacchar

Flowers For Algernon

Daniel Keyes

    They Cage the Animals at Night

Jennings Michael Burch

The Illiad & The Odessey


Saint Maybe

Anne Tyler

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote


George Orwell

Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card

(By Jesse LaTourette and Elle Discolo)