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
The Outsider or The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus published in Its theme and outlook are often cited as exemplars of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label.
Albert Camus - The Stranger. Go for a swim, miss your mother's funeral, kill an Arab, just a regular day for your existential hero. I like my pinee's selected quote here: “I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.