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Esquire's 80 Books Every Person Should Read

Per Esquire: What can we say? We messed up. Our list of "80 Books Every Man Should Read," published several years ago, was rightfully called out for its lack of diversity in both authors and titles. So we invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a new list. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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Underworld (Don Delillo)
Underworld (Don Delillo)
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Alice Munro: Selected Stories
Alice Munro: Selected Stories
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Mason and Dixon
Mason and Dixon
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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (Valdimir Nabokov)
The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (Valdimir Nabokov)
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
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Ceremony
Ceremony
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The Collected Stories of Grace Paley
The Collected Stories of Grace Paley
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Middlemarch
Middlemarch
14
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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Autobiography of Red
Autobiography of Red
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
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Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
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So Long, See You Tomorrow
So Long, See You Tomorrow
20
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
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21
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
22
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
23
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (Alice Munro)
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (Alice Munro)
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The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield)
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield)
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The Group (Mary McCarthy)
The Group (Mary McCarthy)
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Lorrie Moore Birds of America
Lorrie Moore Birds of America
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
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Balm (Dolen Perkins-Valdez)
Balm (Dolen Perkins-Valdez)
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NW
NW
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Forgotten Country (Catherine Chung)
Forgotten Country (Catherine Chung)
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Play It as It Lays (Joan Didion)
Play It as It Lays (Joan Didion)
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Stone Butch Blues
Stone Butch Blues
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Possessing the Secret of Joy
Possessing the Secret of Joy
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The Round House
The Round House
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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
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The Lover
The Lover
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