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An Alternative 101 Books to Read in Your Lifetime

A bit of a twist on the usual classics, with some lesser known novels, plays and poems. Maybe you'll discover some new book here that will bring you joy?
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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American Gods
American Gods
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Annihilation (Jeff Vandermeer)
Annihilation (Jeff Vandermeer)
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Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
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The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
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Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
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The Bees (Laline Paull)
The Bees (Laline Paull)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)
Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)
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The Book of Negroes (US Title: Someone Knows My Name)
The Book of Negroes (US Title: Someone Knows My Name)
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The Buddha in the Attic (Julie Otsuka)
The Buddha in the Attic (Julie Otsuka)
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The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules
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Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
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Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
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The Collected Poems of Audre Lord
The Collected Poems of Audre Lord
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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
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Dracula
Dracula
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The Dream of a Common Language (Adrienne Rich)
The Dream of a Common Language (Adrienne Rich)
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Educated (Tara Westover)
Educated (Tara Westover)
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The English Patient
The English Patient
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Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
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Faust
Faust
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Feminist Queer Crip (Alison Kafer)
Feminist Queer Crip (Alison Kafer)
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Ntozake Shange)
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Ntozake Shange)
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Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
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The Gilda Stories (Jewelle Gomez)
The Gilda Stories (Jewelle Gomez)
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Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
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The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
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Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance)
Hillbilly Elegy (JD Vance)
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His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
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The Hobbit
The Hobbit
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The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
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Hunting and Gathering
Hunting and Gathering
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Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh)
Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh)
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Inkheart
Inkheart
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