McTeague by Frank Norris
Be careful trusting unlicensed dentists who have a temper. All that glitters may be gold fillings.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Not every heroine is as clever as the author who pens her.
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Be careful when you fall in love with your wife's cousin...in winter.
Deception Point by Dan Brown
With a title like this, expect that something or someone will not be as it seems. Also think warm thoughts when you get to the glacier.
The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers
An intriguing look at family life through the generations. Somethings never change and others do.
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
These sisters have some serious things in common. Family Court hasn't been this fun since Judge Judy debuted, leaving us to ask the question, "Who's keeping who?"
The Chronicles of Narnia (Books 1-7) by C.S. Lewis
"Aslan is on the move." That's all you really need to know. Well, that and what kind of wood is good for building.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The question of social standing and true innocence...uh ignorance, creates some interesting boundaries for the "free." Just ask Grandma what to do or wait thirty years, you'll figure it out.
The Hunger Games (Books 1, 2 and 3) by Suzanne Collins
Read only while holding a fire extinguisher and plenty of time.
The Brethren by John Grisham
Prison got you down? That's alright there are plenty of rich men on the outside with secrets they would pay you to keep quiet.
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Set in World War Two era New Hampshire, life with the boys at school can be painful. Growing up is tough business especially when you change someone's life.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
An epic adventure tale of a quiet hobbit who would rather be at home but instead finds himself in the company of dwarfs. "May the hair on your toes never fall off!"
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
This book comes highly recommended and is full or life lessons, for example: If you Uncle who just tried to kill you suggests you spend some time with his friend on a ship and you can get off before its sails. It is safe to say, he is likely lying.