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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Society of the Spectacle
Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson-Smith
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee, Lee Fahnestock
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett Another one I didn't read in my childhood that I really should have. I think my middle school self would have fallen in love with Dickon! This book is just magical. Frances Hodgson Burnett has a way of writing about children that shows the good things about childhood (the sense of wonder, the innocence) while never shying away from the bad (how children can be selfish and spoiled). Even at their worst, her characters are still relatable.

I listened to an audio version of this downloaded from Librivox.org. The reader is Karen Savage, who does an absolutely wonderful job. She captures the emotions in the text and each character's voice is distinct; she even does all of their accents (and accurately, as far as I can tell). I highly recommended her recordings for anyone who wants to try listening to this book.