1.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A look at racism through the eyes of two young children, this book will make you fall in love with reading due to its extremely relatable and realistic characters.
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
A satire on socialism, this book is an easy to read page-turner that is a perfect allegory for the political situation in Russia.
3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The perfect book to introduce you to the creepy world of Goth literature and science fiction, this one will have you turning pages to the very end.
4.Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon
The perfect author for new readers, Sheldon's racy and captivating style keeps you hooked and forever guessing with all its unpredictable twists and turns.
5. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
The best series to start your magical and surreal journey into the world of fantasy fiction. Explore a world of elves, magic and heroic friendship with Frodo and his friends and get lost in the magic of Tolkien's world.
6.The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Even though this is a big one to get through, Anne Frank's account of World War II as a Jewish girl in hiding is both touching and gripping at the same time. The perfect read to gain confidence wading into more in-depth lit.
7. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
The wild passion, romance, violence and beautifully written dialogue and poetry make this book a must-read in our opinion
8.The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
An intriguing plot, sprinkled with beautifully thought provoking lines, this is a great novel to ease your way into serious books.
9. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
This super-easy read is a great beginner's book based on the concept of love—and refreshingly enough, NOT romantic love! A great book to boost your confidence and a stepping-stone to more complex tales.
10. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
This one will make you forget to eat or sleep as you race through its exciting story. Light and engaging, it is perfect for first-time readers.
11. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Your introduction to the classics, this book serves as both a social commentary and an interesting children's tale.
12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short and straightforwardly written, this book is often cited as the 'Great American Novel' and is a must-read for newbies.