The Twenty

People like to make lists. Well, I like to make lists and assume that there are others who share this predilection. Here are the 20 titles of books or plays (in no particular order) that I have found immensely enjoyable, insightful, impactful and timeless. While my wife agreed with a number of them, she strongly (and vociferously) disagreed with a few.  I gently pointed out to her that she can make her own list. Women!

Although plays are meant to be seen and not read, I invite you to read any of the following that you have not yet encountered:

    1. Hamlet (best piece of literature I ever read)
    2. Huckleberry Finn (best American novel I ever read)
    3. King Lear
    4. The Canterbury Tales
    5. Cyrano De Bergerac
    6. The Great Gatsby
    7. A Farewell to Arms
    8. To Kill a Mockingbird
    9. Dune
    10. Macbeth
    11. The Old Man and the Sea
    12. All Quiet on the Western Front
    13. Pride and Prejudice
    14. 1984
    15. The Boys in the Boat
    16. River of Doubt
    17. The Taming of the Shrew
    18. Native Son
    19. A Tale of Two Cities
    20. Bonfire of the Vanities