Their Eyes were Watching God always stood out in my memory as something I enjoyed reading more so than most of my high school curriculum for reasons I couldn't articulate. My wife pointed out that ZNH and Isabel Paterson (along with Rose Wilder Lane were the three "leading ladies of liberty" in their time. I was shocked to learn that Ayn Rand was not, in fact, the fountainhead but was a river flowing from the fountain flooded by Paterson's spring.
The God of the Machine is a must read if you haven't already read it.
Unlearning and self-teaching since 2008. Thanks, Dr. Paul!