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Dena Oppenheim, co-owner of 21st Century Books.

These are books that influenced me and/or were pivotal at the time I read them. They are in the order I read them.  Chronological Order:

  1. 13 & 18 years old  — Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  2. 13 & 18 years old — Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  3. 14  & 24 years old — War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  4. 20 years old — The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
  5. 24 years old — Hawaii, James A. Michener
  6. 25 years old — The Alexandria Quartet, Lawrence Durell
  7. 30, 35 & 40 yrs old — Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramanhansa Yogananda
  8. 30’s — Shogun, James Clavell
  9. 40’s — Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns
  10. 40’s — Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
  11. 56 yrs. old — Trinity, Leon Uris