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50 Novels Before 50

Fifty classic and contemporary books I want to read before I turn 50 (which is still a few years away so it should be totally feasible).
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson)
A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster)
The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster)
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5
Old Goriot (Honore De Balzac)
Old Goriot (Honore De Balzac)
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The Sea (John Banville)
The Sea (John Banville)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
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Possession (A.S. Byatt)
Possession (A.S. Byatt)
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The Sorrow of Belgium (Hugo Claus)
The Sorrow of Belgium (Hugo Claus)
10
Segu (Maryse Condé)
Segu (Maryse Condé)
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The Enchanted (Rene Denfeld)
The Enchanted (Rene Denfeld)
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Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
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13
Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)
Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)
14
Tan Twan Eng: The Garden of Evening Mists
Tan Twan Eng: The Garden of Evening Mists
15
My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)
My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Life Before Us (Romain Gary)
The Life Before Us (Romain Gary)
18
In Our Mad and Furious City (Guy Gunaratne)
In Our Mad and Furious City (Guy Gunaratne)
19
The Eight Life (Nino Haratischwili)
The Eight Life (Nino Haratischwili)
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The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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21
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
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Human Acts (Han Kang)
Human Acts (Han Kang)
23
After Midnight
After Midnight
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Euphoria (Lily King)
Euphoria (Lily King)
25
How We Disappeared (Jing-Jing Lee)
How We Disappeared (Jing-Jing Lee)
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The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
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Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
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29
Reservoir 13 (Jon McGregor)
Reservoir 13 (Jon McGregor)
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The Cost of Sugar (Cynthia McLeod)
The Cost of Sugar (Cynthia McLeod)
31
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
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The Discovery of Heaven (Harry Mulisch)
The Discovery of Heaven (Harry Mulisch)
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Suite Francaise (Irene Nemirovsky)
Suite Francaise (Irene Nemirovsky)
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
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The Laws (Connie Palmen)
The Laws (Connie Palmen)
36
My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk)
My Name Is Red (Orhan Pamuk)
37
The Street (Ann Petry)
The Street (Ann Petry)
38
The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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A Grain of Wheat (Ngugi Wa Thiong'o)
A Grain of Wheat (Ngugi Wa Thiong'o)
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