I started thinking about it, and I don't believe we've ever had a post about books/poems/essays that we enjoy. The Passion thread brought up a couple of recommendations, but they obviously weren't the focus of the discussion. I'm going out on a limb and assuming that most every person here is somewhat well-read. Odds are we could easily give one another some insight into literature. I'll start by listing the first set that comes to mind... A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald The Natural - Bernard Malamud The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway Anthem - Ayn Rand Theodore Rex - Edmund Morris These are the first books that jumped out. When I think of some more, I'll add them. Meanwhile, let's hear what y'all have to say.