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So You Want to Be Well Read...

This list is a wide breadth of world literature, history, philosophy, political thought, religion, and many other subjects. There are books of great historical significance (positive and negative); books that change our perspective; books that educate; books that broaden our understanding of different cultures, and of people from all walks of life; books that call for change; books that illuminate. This certainly isn't a definitive list for those that want to be well read. And I'll admit, some are over my head. But if you're looking for insight, all of these are a great start.
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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Watership Down (Richard Adams)
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
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The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Rashomon (Ryƫnosuke Akutagawa)
Rashomon (Ryƫnosuke Akutagawa)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets (Svetlana Alexievich,)
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets (Svetlana Alexievich,)
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Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
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The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
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The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
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Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
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Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream (Charlie Angus)
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream (Charlie Angus)
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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Anonymous)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Anonymous)
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One Thousand and One Nights
One Thousand and One Nights
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Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
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The Human Condition (Hannah Arendt)
The Human Condition (Hannah Arendt)
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Nichomachean Ethics (Aristotle)
Nichomachean Ethics (Aristotle)
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Summa Theologica (Thomas Aquinas)
Summa Theologica (Thomas Aquinas)
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Dom Casmurro (Machado De Assis)
Dom Casmurro (Machado De Assis)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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The Confessions (St. Augustine of Hippo)
The Confessions (St. Augustine of Hippo)
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Advancement of Learning
Advancement of Learning
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Armenian Golgotha
Armenian Golgotha
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Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
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The Regeneration Trilogy
The Regeneration Trilogy
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Nightwood (Djuna Barnes)
Nightwood (Djuna Barnes)
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The Voyage of the Narwhal (Andrea Barrett)
The Voyage of the Narwhal (Andrea Barrett)
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The Sot-Weed Factor (John Barth)
The Sot-Weed Factor (John Barth)
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The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
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Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
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Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
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Malloy, Malone Dies, the Unnamable: A Trilogy- Samuel Beckett
Malloy, Malone Dies, the Unnamable: A Trilogy- Samuel Beckett
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Stalingrad (Antony Beevor)
Stalingrad (Antony Beevor)
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The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
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Henderson the Rain King (Saul Bellow)
Henderson the Rain King (Saul Bellow)
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Herzog
Herzog
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All the President's Men (Carl Bernstein)
All the President's Men (Carl Bernstein)
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