1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  2. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  3. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  5. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  6. I Know This Much Is True (P.S.) by Wally Lamb
  7. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
  8. The Bean Trees: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
  9. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  10. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  11. Paula by Isabel Allende
  12. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
  13. God’s Little Acre by Erskine Caldwel
  14. In the First Circle: The First Uncensored Edition by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn and Harry Willets
  15. Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
  16. When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester