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Soup to Nuts Reading Challenge (How Widely Read Are You?)

This challenge tries to test how widely read you are, looking at fiction and non-fiction in a variety of categories. To come up with this list, I looked at a wide variety of sources. Many of the books on this list appear on some of the classic "best of all time" book lists from sources such as Amazon, BBC, NPR, and Time. However, I also looked at lists of most influential books, award winners, bestsellers, and a list of guilty pleasures on Goodreads. I also looked at lists of "best of" or "must read" books in a variety of specific categories (e.g., sports, science fiction, poetry, business) as well. When choosing books from these lists, I tended to favor books that are more widely known within the category since this list covers so many types of books.
There are certainly a lot of worthy books that are not on this list, and plenty of room for debate over the books I chose, but I think this list is a good test for how broad your reading experience is.
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made by Pat G.
avg. score: 101 of 525 (19%)
required scores: 1, 55, 81, 105, 141 

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11/22/63
11/22/63
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1491
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1776 (David McCullough)
1776 (David McCullough)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
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Absolom, Absolom! (William Faulkner)
Absolom, Absolom! (William Faulkner)
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Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
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Age of Innocence (Wharton, Edith)
Age of Innocence (Wharton, Edith)
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow)
Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow)
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Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
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All Creatures Great and Small (James Herriot)
All Creatures Great and Small (James Herriot)
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All the King's Men
All the King's Men
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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
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All the President's Men (Carl Bernstein)
All the President's Men (Carl Bernstein)
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All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
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All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) by James Patterson
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) by James Patterson
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
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An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
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An Army at Dawn (Rick Atkinson)
An Army at Dawn (Rick Atkinson)
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Andrew "Ender" Wiggin (Ender'S Game)
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin (Ender'S Game)
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Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
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Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver)
Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver)
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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
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Are You There God It's Me Margaret
Are You There God It's Me Margaret
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The Art of War
The Art of War
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Neil Degrasse Tyson)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Neil Degrasse Tyson)
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Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
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Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
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Autobiography of Malcolm X
Autobiography of Malcolm X
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Awakenings (Oliver Sacks)
Awakenings (Oliver Sacks)
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Bad Blood (John Carreyrou)
Bad Blood (John Carreyrou)
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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (William Finnegan)
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (William Finnegan)
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Battle Cry of Freedom (James M. Mcpherson)
Battle Cry of Freedom (James M. Mcpherson)
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