Mine in semi chronological order:
The chronic innocence by Klaus Rifbjerg
Danish novel from the 50s about two childhood friends growing up together. Its a danish classic but i dont really think it has made any waves outside of denmark. Shits good tho.
Scars by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Icelandic novel about a divorced dad who travels to a foreign country recovering from a civil war to kill himself. This one is really good too but i cant imagine an english translation existing.
La belle sauvage by Phillip Pullman
Prequel to the his dark materials trilogy. If you read the his dark materials trilogy as a kid and enjoyed it then youre gonna love this one. Puts you right back into the world of the original trilogy while also being somewhat grown up.
The northern lights by Phillip Pullman
Banger story about a girl who goes to do a bunch of cool shit up north. I read this when i was like 9 but i couldnt help but re read it after reading la belle sauvage. This book is fucking gorgeous, even if you have no interest in reading the whole trilogy, this book immerses you in a world on par with lord of the rings and harry potter, and functions perfectly as a standalone story.
Misery by Stephen King
Writer almost fucking dies and is kidnapped by some psycho fangirl who gives him hard drugs and forces him to write a new story. My mum told me to at least give Stephen King a shot and i did. Not for me tho but i can see the appeal.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is probably my favourite book ive ever read. It is truly gorgeous.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I had a hard time getting into this one cause i really didnt sympathize much with the main character and found him to be kind of obnoxiously written. The second half of the book did help to further my appreciation of the story, and i can see why it seems to be forced down every american highschoolers throat. Good shit.
The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman
Where the first book in the trilogy (la belle sauvage) functions as a prequel to the original trilogy, this one serves as a sequel. It's a long one for sure, but being as much of a fan as the other books as i am, i didnt really mind sitting through it. Adult Lyra really resonates with me a lot and it is honestly quite frustrating that the book ends as abruptly as it does.
I also read winnie the pooh after my parents gave me a copy of a book with the original illustrations as a highschool graduation gift. Shit is so fucking wholesome. +1