If you’re new to reading classic novels, do not let their reputation intimidate you. But rather, be open to the transformative power held within their pages. In this post I would like to offer my recommendations of the books that have profoundly shaped my perspective and have had a lasting impact on my life. Some of these works may be familiar to you, perhaps even encountered during your school days. However, even if you have already traveled their well-worn paths, I implore you to revisit them once more. These masterpieces have the ability to move us in new and unexpected ways. Each time we return to their pages, we discover something new, something that we might not have needed during our earlier encounters.