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40 Books to Read Before You're 40

"And so here is an extensive (but by no means complete) list of books to spend reading in the next weeks, months and years – however long you have before hitting the big Four." - Image Online
Also read my list;
30 Books to Read Before You're 30,
https://www.listchallenges.com/30-books-to-read-before-youre-30
And;
50 Books to Read Before You're 50,
https://www.listchallenges.com/50-books-to-read-before-youre-50
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The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
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Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
3
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Possession (A.S. Byatt)
Possession (A.S. Byatt)
5
Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)
6
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
7
The People in the Trees (Hanya Yanagihara)
The People in the Trees (Hanya Yanagihara)
8
The End of Alice
The End of Alice
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9
Watermelon (Marian Keyes)
Watermelon (Marian Keyes)
10
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
11
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
12
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
13
The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
14
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
15
What I Loved (Siri Hustvedt)
What I Loved (Siri Hustvedt)
16
The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert)
The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert)
17
The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
18
Notes on a Scandal (Zoe Heller)
Notes on a Scandal (Zoe Heller)
19
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
20
The Blazing World (Siri Hustvedt)
The Blazing World (Siri Hustvedt)
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21
American Wife (Curtis Sittenfeld)
American Wife (Curtis Sittenfeld)
22
Crossing California (Adam Langer)
Crossing California (Adam Langer)
23
Enduring Love (Ian Mcewan)
Enduring Love (Ian Mcewan)
24
Any Human Heart (William Boyd)
Any Human Heart (William Boyd)
25
The Handmaids's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaids's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
26
This Must Be the Place (Maggie O'farrell)
This Must Be the Place (Maggie O'farrell)
27
The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
28
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
29
Tales of the City (Armistead Maupin)
Tales of the City (Armistead Maupin)
30
Her Fearful Symmetry (Audrey Niffenegger)
Her Fearful Symmetry (Audrey Niffenegger)
31
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
32
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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33
The Woman Upstairs (Claire Messud)
The Woman Upstairs (Claire Messud)
34
A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth)
A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth)
35
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt)
36
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
37
Carrie (Stephen King)
Carrie (Stephen King)
38
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)
39
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
40
Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
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