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The BBC Offers Sound Advice: Choose Your Next 6 Books to Read From This Fascinating Collection

These are great works, most of which are at the shorter end of the spectrum, so you can more readily achieve a state of "well-readedness". The challenge includes both classic and modern works, and encompasses novels, novellas, plays and poetry. Many of the books are derived from the Top 1000 works at 'thegreatestbooks.org'.
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2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
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The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)
The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)
3
The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
4
Adolphe (Benjamin Constant)
Adolphe (Benjamin Constant)
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The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus (Hans Jakob Christoffel Von Grimmelshausen)
The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus (Hans Jakob Christoffel Von Grimmelshausen)
6
The African Child (Camara Laye)
The African Child (Camara Laye)
7
Against Nature (Joris-Karl Huysmans, Patrick McGuiness)
Against Nature (Joris-Karl Huysmans, Patrick McGuiness)
8
Ajax (Sophocles)
Ajax (Sophocles)
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9
Alcools (Guiilaume Apollinaire)
Alcools (Guiilaume Apollinaire)
10
Alexis Zorba (Níkos Kazantzákis)
Alexis Zorba (Níkos Kazantzákis)
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All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
12
American Genius (Lynne Tillman)
American Genius (Lynne Tillman)
13
American Tabloid (James Ellroy)
American Tabloid (James Ellroy)
14
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
15
Amongst Women (John McGahern)
Amongst Women (John McGahern)
16
An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)
An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)
17
Andersonville (Mackinlay Kantor)
Andersonville (Mackinlay Kantor)
18
Another Country (James Baldwin)
Another Country (James Baldwin)
19
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
20
The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach)
The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach)
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21
Asymmetry (Lisa Halliday)
Asymmetry (Lisa Halliday)
22
At Last (Edward St Aubyn)
At Last (Edward St Aubyn)
23
Babbitt (Sinclair Lewis)
Babbitt (Sinclair Lewis)
24
Bad News (Edward St Aubyn)
Bad News (Edward St Aubyn)
25
Barabbas (Pär Lagerkvist)
Barabbas (Pär Lagerkvist)
26
Bartleby & Co. (Enrique Vila-Matas)
Bartleby & Co. (Enrique Vila-Matas)
27
The Beauty of the Husband (Anne Carson)
The Beauty of the Husband (Anne Carson)
28
Belle Du Seigneur (Albert Cohen)
Belle Du Seigneur (Albert Cohen)
29
Ben-Hur (Lew Wallace)
Ben-Hur (Lew Wallace)
30
Bérénice (Jean Racine)
Bérénice (Jean Racine)
31
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (Manuel Puig)
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (Manuel Puig)
32
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni, Trans. Bruce Penman)
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni, Trans. Bruce Penman)
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33
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ben Fountain)
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ben Fountain)
34
Birds of America (Lorrie Moore)
Birds of America (Lorrie Moore)
35
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
36
The Black Prince (Iris Murdoch)
The Black Prince (Iris Murdoch)
37
Bless Me, Ultima (Rudolpho Anaya)
Bless Me, Ultima (Rudolpho Anaya)
38
Blindness (Henry Green)
Blindness (Henry Green)
39
Blood and Guts in High School (Kathy Acker)
Blood and Guts in High School (Kathy Acker)
40
The Blue Flower (Penelope Fitzgerald)
The Blue Flower (Penelope Fitzgerald)
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