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8 Ultimate Books You Must Read ...

By Heather

There are so, so many books you must read out there, it's hard to narrow it down to just 8! I love to read. I absolutely love everything about books, losing myself in the characters, reliving the story – it's all great! If you aren't a big reader, you probably want to know exactly what books you must read, right? Take a look at my selection of 8 books you must read and see if they compare to your list!

1 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is definitely one of the books you must read this year. It's amazing! It was published in 1994 and instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. It's all about the South and highlights Savannah. The movie is incredible, but the book is awesome! Give it a try, girls!

2 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who hasn't seen The Great Gatsby? With the brand new remake coming out in 2013, now is the perfect time for you to start reading the book! It's all about the roaring twenties, post-WWI. It's beautifully written, an absolute incredible story and it really takes you back to that place.

3 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I am in love with Oscar Wilde, so much that I will probably end up with a few different Oscar Wilde quotes tattooed on my body at some point. My favorite story though is The Picture of Dorian Gray. It's a story about beauty, art, hedonism and youth. If you haven't read this classic, you've got read it!

4 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

You may have seen the movie, but have you ever read the book? The writing is so hip, so cool and so incredible that you feel like you are right there! Chuck is actually one of the greatest authors that I've ever read. Invisible Monsters is another fantastic read that you should look into!

5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

You're probably wondering why I just added the first book on here, right? Well, the entire series is amazing, but the first book is honestly the one that will get you hooked. It's incredible, girls, if you haven't jumped on the band wagon with this one, you've got to just read the first Hunger Games – you'll get addicted.

6 The Green Mile by Stephen King

I love The Green Mile movie, don't get me wrong, but the movie is only great because this book is fantastic. It's beautifully written, is an example of what magic really can be and the description is absolutely amazing. If you aren't a huge Stephen King fan, read this book and you'll become a fan!

7 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Michell

I love the classic books. They truly are books that everyone should take the time to read – but if you aren't a classic fan, at least read Gone With the Wind. It's the true novel experience and it's beautifully written. The story is amazing, the writing is fantastic and you'll lose yourself in it!

8 A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Finally girls, the last book you must read on my list is all about John Irving. My partner loves John Irving and she is the one that introduced this book to me. The writing takes a little bit to adjust to, but it's beautiful. The story starts out slow, but once you get into it, you'll see just how quickly you can lose yourself in it.

So girls, these are all of my books you must read, do you have any of your own? If you could make a list of all of the books you're going to read for 2013, what would be on there? Share below!

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