An anonymous reader asked, “Can you recommend some X-Men books for someone who has never read any?”
I certainly can!
Most of the stuff I’d recommend right now is a lot more recent stuff (because it’s really good), but there are some classics mixed in as well.
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills
New X-Men by Grant Morrison, Vol. 1
Wolverine and the X-Men, Vol. 1
That’s a pretty good start.