The Stranger by Albert Camus. - One of the first books I read that dealt with existentialism. It made me question what really matters to me. "It can free you to stop feeling confined by traditional paths, and start living the way you actually want to.
"As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world." excerpt from "L'Étranger" by Albert Camus
Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in English in now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.