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Becoming Well Read: Literary Fiction

It takes more than reading a few classics to become well read. Ideally one should read widely, across all genres.
In a bid to help myself get a little closer to being able to consider myself well read, I'm putting together a collection of TBR lists - of 50 books each - the reading of which should help get me a little closer to my goal. I naturally veer more towards some genres and not others (I tend to avoid romance and Young adult, for example), and I'm hoping this will help get me on track a little more.
If any obvious examples are missing from certain lists, there's a very good chance I'll have read it already.
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Invisible Man
Invisible Man
2
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
3
A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
4
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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5
The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)
The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)
6
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
7
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
8
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
9
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
10
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
11
The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)
The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)
12
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
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13
Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
14
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
15
Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated
16
White Teeth
White Teeth
17
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
18
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
19
The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah)
The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah)
20
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
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21
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
22
White Noise
White Noise
23
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
24
A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being
25
Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
26
Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye
27
The Plague (Albert Camus)
The Plague (Albert Camus)
28
The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)
The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)
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29
2666 (Roberto Bolano)
2666 (Roberto Bolano)
30
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
31
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
32
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
33
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
34
Stoner (John Williams)
Stoner (John Williams)
35
The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead)
The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead)
36
The Power (Naomi Alderman)
The Power (Naomi Alderman)
37
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler)
38
American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
39
Saturday (Ian McEwan)
Saturday (Ian McEwan)
40
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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