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Reader's Digest's 21 Classic Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once

"What exactly qualifies a work as classic literature? Broadly speaking, classic books are groundbreaking for their era, have broad appeal beyond one community or country, and have withstood the test of time—their stories and messages remain relevant today. For our list, we chose classic books written in the 20th century or earlier, and every book on this list is more than 25 years old. We combed through best-seller lists of old to dig up books that have been well-reviewed and won awards. But more importantly, we've rounded up books that broke ground, kept us thinking, and even created new literary genres. Many of these novels have graced high school reading lists for generations, while others have been spotlighted and elevated in recent decades; we offer you this list of classic books in the hopes that you slow down, dive in, and delight in the warm comfort a great book can bring." - stage.rd.com
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
3
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
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5
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
6
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
7
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
8
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
9
The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende - Chile)
The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende - Chile)
10
1984 (Geroge Orwell)
1984 (Geroge Orwell)
11
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
12
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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13
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
14
The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
15
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
16
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
17
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
18
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
19
No-No Boy (John Okada)
No-No Boy (John Okada)
20
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
21
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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