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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.
Source: reedsy.com · Added by Angela S.
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How many have you read?
1
1984 (George Orwell)
2
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
3
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
4
The Alchemist
5
The Aleph and Other Stories (Jorge Luis Borges)
6
Animal Farm
7
Aesop--Fables
8
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
9
Anna Karenina
10
Anne of Green Gables
11
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
12
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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13
The Book Thief
14
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
15
The Brothers Karamazov
16
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
17
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
18
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
19
Charlotte's Web
20
Call of the Wild (Jack London)
21
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
22
The Code of the Woosters (Wodehouse)
23
The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe)
24
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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25
Coraline
26
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
27
Crime and Punishment
28
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
29
The Death of Artemio Cruz (Carlos Fuentes)
30
Diary of a Madman
31
The Diary of a Young Girl
32
The Divine Comedy
33
Don Quixote
34
Dracula
35
Emma (Jane Austen)
36
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
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37
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
38
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
39
The Golden Compass
40
Goodnight Moon
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