Author: Richard Adams
What To Read Next: Duncton Wood by William Horwood, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

If you get into this book expecting a story about cute bunnies, you're going to have a rough time. Richard Adams' classic rabbit novel is a lot more violent than your last outing with Beatrix Potter.

The runt of a rabbit warren, Fiver, is a seer who experiences ominous visions about the destruction of his home. His brother, Hazel, leads a small band of rabbits to a safe home. When it turns out that Fiver was correct, things turn from bad to worse. The roving band comes across a police state run by rabbits on their quest to find mates to begin a new community.

Full of epic battle scenes and a near-biblical quest for home, Watership Down isn't your regular animal novel.