Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

The list spans 200 years of literature, along with a wide range of genres and intended audiences; authors include David Sedaris, Salman Rushdie, J.D. Salinger, Michael Pollan and Shel Silverstein.
Sara Nelson, editorial director of print and Kindle books at Amazon.com, said the list was created through taxing months of deliberation among her team, though no mathematical algorithms were used.
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#1
1984
62% 294
#2
A Brief History of Time
11% 88
#3
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
8% 65
#4
A Long Way Gone
6% 31
#5
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short-Lived
31% 23
#6
A Wrinkle in Time
39% 207
#7
Alice Munro: Selected Stories
4% 16
#8
Alice in Wonderland
60% 176
#9
All the President's Men
13% 17
#10
Angela's Ashes
36% 89
#11
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (Judy Blume)
38% 90
#12
Bel Canto
9% 64
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#13
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
21% 177
#14
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race The
4% 14
#15
Breath, Eyes, Memory
2% 9
#16
Catch-22
37% 88
#17
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
67% 159
#18
Charlotte's Web
80% 222
#19
Cutting for Stone
10% 50
#20
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We
2% 17
#21
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
22% 64
#22
Dune
22% 167
#23
Farenheit 451
42% 92
#24
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson
14% 16
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#25
Gone Girl
33% 242
#26
Goodnight Moon
64% 46
#27
Great Expectations
47% 192
#28
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
9% 38
#29
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
70% 80
#30
In Cold Blood
25% 166
#31
"Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri
6% 60
#32
Invisible Man
17% 47
#33
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
1% 18
#34
Kitchen Confidential
8% 22
#35
Life After Life
7% 69
#36
Little House on the Prairie
51% 99
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#37
Lolita
22% 272
#38
Love in the Time of Cholera
21% 174
#39
Love Medicine
4% 46
#40
Man's Search for Meaning
6% 8
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