What ten books would I recommend? These are in no particular order. Click title to read summary of book on Goodreads.
1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
2. Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
3. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card.
4. The County of The Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewette.
5. The Wedding Dorothy West.
6. A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz.
7. The Classic Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
8. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
9. Travels by Michael Crichton.
10. The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong.