My older favorites are Nancy Drew books, My Antonia, and Daisy Summerfield's Style (love love love, have read it TONS of times. If you like vintage style, retro stories about travel/going to the big city, and /or thinking about who you really want to be...get it!!!!)
In the not too distant past I read Diane Di Prima's Memoirs of A Beatnik for good measure. I enjoyed it quite a bit and loved getting the feeling of a period of time so unique (and one that I would have liked to experience!). I figure if a book/author is a household name or has been in discussion for decades, I should see what all the ruckus is about! In that same vein, I read A Confederacy of Dunces, and I'm so glad I did. It is hilarious and timeless!
This week I tore through a copy of D.H. Lawrence's The Fox. It didn't do much for me, but I'm glad I read it. I really enjoy the feeling of reading a book, considered classic now, that tons of other people have read and thought about. (Note: I'm a collossal NERD full of nostalgia!!!) I loved the cover of our copy too.
Today at a garage sale I grabbed to "new to me" books:
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane, and The Aspern Papers and the Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I read a biography of Stephen Crane once that was really good, so I'm excited to read Maggie. I've got my warm coffee, it's a rainy day, and I'm about to jump in!!
What are you reading? Any favorites you think everyone should read?