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Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread

A thought-provoking challenge which contains important non-fiction examining race issues, democracy, terrorism and the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali etc. This is alongside fiction favourites such as the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and works by Dr. Seuss.
These are books discussed in the 2020 publication "Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread", by Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani. She writes "about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today." (Goodreads)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Light of the World (Elizabeth Alexander)
The Light of the World (Elizabeth Alexander)
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The Greatest: My Own Story (Muhammad Ali)
The Greatest: My Own Story (Muhammad Ali)
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The Muhammad Ali Reader (Gerald Early)
The Muhammad Ali Reader (Gerald Early)
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King of the World (David Remnick)
King of the World (David Remnick)
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The Tribute: Muhammad Ali, 1942–2016 (Sports Illustrated)
The Tribute: Muhammad Ali, 1942–2016 (Sports Illustrated)
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Experience (Martin Amis)
Experience (Martin Amis)
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Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
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The Origins of Totalitarianism (Hannah Arendt)
The Origins of Totalitarianism (Hannah Arendt)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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Collected Poems of W.H. Auden
Collected Poems of W.H. Auden
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Continental Drift (Russell Banks)
Continental Drift (Russell Banks)
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The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
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Herzog (Saul Bellow)
Herzog (Saul Bellow)
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The Actual (Saul Bellow)
The Actual (Saul Bellow)
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The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (Daniel J Boorstin)
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (Daniel J Boorstin)
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Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
Ficciones (Jorge Luis Borges)
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The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (Ed.By Catherine Burns)
The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (Ed.By Catherine Burns)
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The Plague (Albert Camus)
The Plague (Albert Camus)
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The Passage of Power (Robert Caro)
The Passage of Power (Robert Caro)
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Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage (Stanley Cavell)
Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage (Stanley Cavell)
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Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Roz Chast)
Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Roz Chast)
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In Patagonia (Bruce Chatwin)
In Patagonia (Bruce Chatwin)
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What Am I Doing Here (Bruce Chatwin)
What Am I Doing Here (Bruce Chatwin)
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The Sleepwalkers (Christopher Clark)
The Sleepwalkers (Christopher Clark)
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The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Edward Luce)
The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Edward Luce)
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A World in Disarray (Richard Haass)
A World in Disarray (Richard Haass)
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Brother, I'm Dying (Edwidge Danticat)
Brother, I'm Dying (Edwidge Danticat)
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Underworld (Don Delillo)
Underworld (Don Delillo)
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem (Joan Didion)
Slouching Towards Bethlehem (Joan Didion)
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The White Album (Joan Didion)
The White Album (Joan Didion)
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Dave Eggers)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Dave Eggers)
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Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg (Deborah Eisenberg)
Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg (Deborah Eisenberg)
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The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot)
The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot)
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Founding Brothers (Joseph Ellis)
Founding Brothers (Joseph Ellis)
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American Creation (Joseph Ellis)
American Creation (Joseph Ellis)
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Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence (Joseph J. Ellis)
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence (Joseph J. Ellis)
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American Dialogue: The Founders and Us (Joseph J.Ellis)
American Dialogue: The Founders and Us (Joseph J.Ellis)
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The Federalist Papers (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay)
The Federalist Papers (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay)
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