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60 Best Books to Read Before You Die

"Tsundoku is a beautiful Japanese word which means a pile of unread books waiting in a corner. If you're like me, you have one of these well-intentioned piles (on a shelf or elsewhere), where the books sounded good when you bought it but fizzled out shortly thereafter. None of the books below will end up in that pile. Many are well-loved by millions of people across the globe. Some are reprinted hundreds of thousands of times every year." -joincake
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Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
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Odyssey (Homer)
Odyssey (Homer)
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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Watership Down (Richard Adams)
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
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Dr. Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
Dr. Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
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9
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
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Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Call of the Wild (Jack London)
Call of the Wild (Jack London)
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The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
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My Antonia (Willa Cather)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
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Le Morte D'Arthur (Sir Thomas Malory)
Le Morte D'Arthur (Sir Thomas Malory)
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All Creatures Great and Small (James Herriot)
All Creatures Great and Small (James Herriot)
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Conjure Women (Afia Atakora)
Conjure Women (Afia Atakora)
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A Sand County Almanac (Aldo Leopold)
A Sand County Almanac (Aldo Leopold)
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Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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21
Lake Wobegon (Garrison Keillor)
Lake Wobegon (Garrison Keillor)
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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (Benjamin Hale)
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (Benjamin Hale)
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Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
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The Mercies (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)
The Mercies (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)
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Run Me to Earth (Paul Yoon)
Run Me to Earth (Paul Yoon)
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The Yellow Bird Sings (Jennifer Rosner)
The Yellow Bird Sings (Jennifer Rosner)
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Dune (Frank Herbert)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
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Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
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The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari)
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari)
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My First Summer in the Sierra (John Muir)
My First Summer in the Sierra (John Muir)
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Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)
Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)
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Wesley the Owl (Stacey O'Brien)
Wesley the Owl (Stacey O'Brien)
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Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love (Larry Levin)
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love (Larry Levin)
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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter (Ben Goldfarb)
Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter (Ben Goldfarb)
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Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man (Dale Peterson)
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man (Dale Peterson)
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (David Sedaris)
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (David Sedaris)
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A History of the Middle East (Peter Mansfield)
A History of the Middle East (Peter Mansfield)
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