What books do you feel that everyone should read in their lifetime? Which books do you feel should be mandatory reading in high school or college? Books that you have read that made you think about them for a long time or books that you walked away from feeling as if you were a better person, more cultured, or they were just that damn good. Here is a short list that I will start with and I will probably add more as I give it thought. The Richest Man in Babylon by Richard Cason - a short book that should be mandatory to receive a high school diploma. If people had read this book and really learned the lessons in it, we may not have experienced our most recent recession. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - I would probably add every Ayn Rand book to this list but I know that isnt realistic so I will nominate my favorite and probably my favorite book of all-time. 1984 by George Orwell - this is probably an obvious choice for many but I am always surprised by how many people havent read it. Animal Farm could easily be listed as well. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain is one of those authors where everyone should read at some point in their lives. I have a soft spot for this book because I visited Hannibal, MO when I was a kid and they have a set there where they run a theater of this book. It is on the river with the set being on one side of the river and the spot for the audience on the other side. One of my most memorable experiences as a kid was seeing this and I look forward to taking my kids someday.