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100 Best Must-Read Books of All Time

Shortform have researched and ranked the best must-read books in the world, based on recommendations from world experts, sales data, and millions of reader ratings.
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avg. score: 36 of 100 (36%)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Book Theif (Markus Zusak)
The Book Theif (Markus Zusak)
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Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor E. Frankl)
Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor E. Frankl)
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The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
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The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)
Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)
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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
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How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
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Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
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The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
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The Shining (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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Divergent (Veronica Roth)
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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The Elephant Tree (R. D. Ronald)
The Elephant Tree (R. D. Ronald)
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Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
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Educated (Tara Westover)
Educated (Tara Westover)
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The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
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The Zombie Room (R.D Ronald)
The Zombie Room (R.D Ronald)
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The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K.Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K.Rowling)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
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