Slaughterhouse–Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Dial Press, 2009 [Originally Published, 1969])
Synopsis: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
I don't think that I will do a full review on this due to the fact it is an older novel and already considered a classic, but I still want to say a few things about it.
I really did not know what to expect going into this. The only thing that I knew was that it had aliens in it. (I love aliens.) I started out the novel thinking that it was something that it wasn't: it was so much more. I am just really hating on myself for not getting to this book sooner. It has a lot of commentary about death and the way in which we live our lives, which I find so fascinating. There are aliens, yes, but there is also time travel, a war story, and a whole life story told in only about 200 pages. I want to say that this book is one of my new favorites, but even that might be an understatement. I just know that this will inspire me to read more classics in the very near future.