Another recent read is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The novel was film adapted last year, I have not seen it yet but heard it is worth watching.
The novel is set in the early 1990s and is narrated by “Charlie” through the letters he is writing to an anonymous stranger. Charlie is a freshman that is intelligent beyond his years and an unconventional thinker, although he is shy and unpopular in school. He reads a lot, mostly American classics that I myself have enjoyed reading and there were two books mentioned that I have put on my own reading list; The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.