The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Ignore the others; start with this one.
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Srsly, she’s my favorite writer for a reason.
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
I see what he did there. You have to read the whole thing to find out.
The Splendid Outcast by Beryl Markham
Emotionally intense, exciting, original short stories written in the ’40s for Collier’s and Ladies Home Journal.
Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
One of the best plot writers living. High fantasy for people who don’t normally read high fantasy.
Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Second star to the right and straight on till morning … Not like Disney. A story that deals with adult themes with a childlike innocence.
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
If only I could find more books that start with such force as this one: “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”