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A Literary Critic Doubts You've Read Half of These, but Thinks You Should

I asked a family friend (prominent literary critic) to list out some books he thinks are worth reading. He thinks you probably haven't read half of them.
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All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
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Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
3
Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret (Craig Brown)
Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret (Craig Brown)
4
No Longer Human
No Longer Human
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5
Dark Matter (Michelle Paver)
Dark Matter (Michelle Paver)
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Oligarchy (Scarlett Thomas)
Oligarchy (Scarlett Thomas)
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Happiness, as Such (Natalia Ginzburg)
Happiness, as Such (Natalia Ginzburg)
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The Days of Abandonment
The Days of Abandonment
9
Entangled Life (Merlin Sheldrake)
Entangled Life (Merlin Sheldrake)
10
The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
11
Eileen (Ottessa Moshfegh)
Eileen (Ottessa Moshfegh)
12
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
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13
Loitering With Intent (Muriel Spark)
Loitering With Intent (Muriel Spark)
14
Passing (Nella Larsen)
Passing (Nella Larsen)
15
Romance in Marseille (Claude McKay)
Romance in Marseille (Claude McKay)
16
Real Life (Brandon Taylor)
Real Life (Brandon Taylor)
17
If I Had Your Face (Frances Cha)
If I Had Your Face (Frances Cha)
18
Convenience Store Woman (Sayaka Murata)
Convenience Store Woman (Sayaka Murata)
19
Summer (Edith Wharton)
Summer (Edith Wharton)
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The Price of Salt (Claire Morgan)
The Price of Salt (Claire Morgan)
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21
In a Lonely Place (Dorothy B. Hughes)
In a Lonely Place (Dorothy B. Hughes)
22
Lemon (Kwon Yeo-Sun)
Lemon (Kwon Yeo-Sun)
23
The Mermaid of Black Conch (Monique Roffey)
The Mermaid of Black Conch (Monique Roffey)
24
Story of the Eye (Georges Bataille)
Story of the Eye (Georges Bataille)
25
The Beauty of the Husband (Anne Carson)
The Beauty of the Husband (Anne Carson)
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Friend of My Youth (Amit Chaudhuri)
Friend of My Youth (Amit Chaudhuri)
27
Laughter in the Dark (Vladimir Nabokov)
Laughter in the Dark (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
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29
The Light Years (Elizabeth Jane Howard)
The Light Years (Elizabeth Jane Howard)
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What Belongs to You (Garth Greenwell)
What Belongs to You (Garth Greenwell)
31
Two Serious Ladies
Two Serious Ladies
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The Bay of Noon (Shirley Hazzard)
The Bay of Noon (Shirley Hazzard)
33
The Boat (L. P. Hartley)
The Boat (L. P. Hartley)
34
The Transit of Venus (Shirley Hazzard)
The Transit of Venus (Shirley Hazzard)
35
A Children's Bible (Lydia Millet)
A Children's Bible (Lydia Millet)
36
The Driver's Seat (Muriel Spark)
The Driver's Seat (Muriel Spark)
37
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
38
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
39
The Last Lover (Can Xue)
The Last Lover (Can Xue)
40
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
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