6. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and fabulous parties…this classic novel continues to captivate. You probably read it in high school, but it’s definitely worth a second go-round.
7. Yes, Please, by Amy Poehler. Prepare to laugh out loud, which might feel funny in the middle of a gym, but go ahead! This is a fun one to put on your playlist.
8. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. The story of Janie’s journey to self-love and independence is inspirational. This book incorporates original dialect in the characters’ dialogue, giving readers a sense of time and place, so it pairs quite well with the audiobook format.
9. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Inspired by her love for books, the story’s heroine, Liesel Meminger, dares greatly in the midst of war, to save more than just a book from destruction.
10. Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier. Set during the American Civil War, this is the story of Inman, a wounded soldier, and his long walk home to his love. You will want to keep walking too!