*Originally published on kristinabrooke.net. Reprinted with permission.
A friend’s post on Facebook sparked this blog post. I’m often surprised by how many people have not read novels that I thought were middle and high school staples. And I’m even more shocked by those people who have gone to college, and graduated from, college without having read Orwell’s “1984” or “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.
This list began as a top 10 list of my favorite classics and then morphed (after several edits) into this one. I am planning several follow-ups to this list because my personal list is too long….