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Reedsy's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

Did you know the average American only reads 12 books a year? If you're 25 or older, that means you probably only have about 700 books (max) in your future — so you gotta make 'em count! If you're wondering where to start, we've got you covered. Here are 100 books that you have to read at least once in your lifetime.
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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The Aleph and Other Stories (Jorge Luis Borges)
The Aleph and Other Stories (Jorge Luis Borges)
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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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Aesop--Fables
Aesop--Fables
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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13
The Book Thief
The Book Thief
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
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Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
20
Call of the Wild (Jack London)
Call of the Wild (Jack London)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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The Code of the Woosters (Wodehouse)
The Code of the Woosters (Wodehouse)
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The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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25
Coraline
Coraline
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
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Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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The Death of Artemio Cruz (Carlos Fuentes)
The Death of Artemio Cruz (Carlos Fuentes)
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Diary of a Madman
Diary of a Madman
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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
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The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
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Don Quixote
Don Quixote
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Dracula
Dracula
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Emma (Jane Austen)
Emma (Jane Austen)
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Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
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The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass
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Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
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