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Books You Need to Read to Earn "Well-Read" Status

For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted title of "being well-read," it's more about breadth than depth. (As for feeling well-read, read the postscript.)
To "feel" well-read in literature, it's all about the categories, not the books themselves. Read a few books in a few different genres, time periods, points of views. I've thrown in a few controversial books, just so you know what all of the fuss is about.
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
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Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
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Neuromancer
Neuromancer
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
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Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
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Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
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Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow
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17
A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones
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The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
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Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
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The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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Ramayana
Ramayana
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Luo Guanzhong)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Luo Guanzhong)
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25
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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To Live (Yu Hua)
To Live (Yu Hua)
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
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