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50 Books to Read Before You're 50

"This list covers history, cookbooks, fiction, and poetry to help navigate a new stage of life. There are also a few classics that you should have read by now regardless! How many of the below books have you read?" -penguinrandomhouse
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My Life in France (Julia Child)
My Life in France (Julia Child)
2
A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Rebecca Solnit)
A Field Guide to Getting Lost (Rebecca Solnit)
3
The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert)
The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert)
4
Everything in Its Place (Oliver Sacks)
Everything in Its Place (Oliver Sacks)
5
Walden and Civil Disobedience (Henry David Thoreau)
Walden and Civil Disobedience (Henry David Thoreau)
6
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
7
Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
8
Cook Like a Pro (Ina Garten)
Cook Like a Pro (Ina Garten)
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9
The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
10
The Friend (Sigrid Nunez)
The Friend (Sigrid Nunez)
11
The Source of Self-Regard (Toni Morrison)
The Source of Self-Regard (Toni Morrison)
12
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
13
Dubliners (James Joyce)
Dubliners (James Joyce)
14
Love Poems (For Married People) (John Kenney)
Love Poems (For Married People) (John Kenney)
15
Last Orders (Graham Swift)
Last Orders (Graham Swift)
16
Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham)
Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham)
17
Salt (Mark Kurlansky)
Salt (Mark Kurlansky)
18
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
19
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
20
Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
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21
Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
22
The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
23
Option B (Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant)
Option B (Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant)
24
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
25
Atomic Habits (James Clear)
Atomic Habits (James Clear)
26
Omnivores Dilemma (Micheal Pollan)
Omnivores Dilemma (Micheal Pollan)
27
The Art of Travel (Alain De Botton)
The Art of Travel (Alain De Botton)
28
The Makioka Sisters (Junichiro Tanizaki)
The Makioka Sisters (Junichiro Tanizaki)
29
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
30
Istanbul: Memories and the City (Orhan Pamuk)
Istanbul: Memories and the City (Orhan Pamuk)
31
Before We Were Yours (Lisa Wingate)
Before We Were Yours (Lisa Wingate)
32
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
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33
A Year in Provence (Peter Mayle)
A Year in Provence (Peter Mayle)
34
The Rape of Europa (Lynn H. Nicholas)
The Rape of Europa (Lynn H. Nicholas)
35
Sons and Lovers (D.H. Lawrence)
Sons and Lovers (D.H. Lawrence)
36
Wanderlust (Rebecca Solnit)
Wanderlust (Rebecca Solnit)
37
The Artist's Way (Julia Cameron)
The Artist's Way (Julia Cameron)
38
So Much Life Left Over (Louis De Bernieres)
So Much Life Left Over (Louis De Bernieres)
39
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
40
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
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