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21 Books You Don't Have to Read and 21 Book You Should Read Instead

The list of books that, according to GQ, you don't have to read and the books you should read instead. The list is in pairs: 1st book is the one you shouldn't read, the next one is the one you read. Enjoy!
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Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
2
The Mountain Lion (Jean Stafford)
The Mountain Lion (Jean Stafford)
3
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
4
Olivia (Dorothy Strachey)
Olivia (Dorothy Strachey)
5
Goodbye to All That
Goodbye to All That
6
Dispatches
Dispatches
7
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
8
The Summer Book
The Summer Book
9
The Alchemist
The Alchemist
10
Near to the Wild Heart
Near to the Wild Heart
11
A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms
12
The Great Fire
The Great Fire
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13
Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian
14
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
15
John Adams
John Adams
16
Destiny of the Republic (Candace Millard)
Destiny of the Republic (Candace Millard)
17
Adventures of Huckelberry Finn
Adventures of Huckelberry Finn
18
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
19
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
20
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll
21
The Ambassadors
The Ambassadors
22
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (William L. Shirer)
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (William L. Shirer)
23
Bible
Bible
24
The Notebook (Agota Kristof)
The Notebook (Agota Kristof)
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25
Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
26
Death Comes for the Archbishop
Death Comes for the Archbishop
27
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
28
Earthsea (Earthsea Series)
Earthsea (Earthsea Series)
29
Dracula
Dracula
30
Angels
Angels
31
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
32
The American Granddaughter (Inaam Kachachi)
The American Granddaughter (Inaam Kachachi)
33
Life (Keith Richards)
Life (Keith Richards)
34
The Worst Journey in the World
The Worst Journey in the World
35
Freedom
Freedom
36
Too Loud a Solitude
Too Loud a Solitude
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37
Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow
38
Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
39
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
40
Veronica (Mary Gaitskill)
Veronica (Mary Gaitskill)
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