100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

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Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe
Life After Life (2013) by Kate Atkinson
The Handmaid's Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood
Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (2007) by Ishmael Beah
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (1970) by Judy Blume
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000) by Anthony Bourdain
Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012) by Brené Brown
Goodnight Moon (1947) by Margaret Wise Brown
The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus
In Cold Blood (1965) by Truman Capote
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969) by Eric Carle
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974) by Robert A. Caro
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass (1865) by Lewis Carroll
Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (2000) by Michael Chabon
The Long Goodbye (1953) by Raymond Chandler
The Hunger Games (2008) by Suzanne Collins
Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994) by Edwidge Danticat
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) by Junot Díaz
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (1997) by Jared Diamond
Great Expectations (1861) by Charles Dickens
The Year of Magical Thinking (2005) by Joan Didion
Out of Africa (1937) by Isak Dinesen
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000) by Dave Eggers
Invisible Man (1952) by Ralph Ellison
Love Medicine (1984) by Louise Erdrich
Middlesex (2002) by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gone Girl (2012) by Gillian Flynn
Man's Search for Meaning (1946) by Viktor Frankl
The Corrections (2001) by Jonathan Franzen
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005) by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Wind in the Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame
The Fault in Our Stars (2012) by John Green
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) by Stephen Hawking
Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller
Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2010) by Laura Hillenbrand
The World According to Garp (1978) by John Irving
The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) by Norton Juster
The Liars' Club: A Memoir (1995) by Mary Karr
On the Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac
The Poisonwood Bible (1998) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Shining (1977) by Stephen King
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007) by Jeff Kinney
Interpreter of Maladies: Stories (1999) by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Devil in the White City (2003) by Erik Larson
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee
A Wrinkle in Time (1962) by Madeleine L'Engle
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (2003) by Michael Lewis
The Giver (1993) by Lois Lowry
Of Human Bondage (1915) by W. Somerset Maugham
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (1995) by James McBride
The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy
Angela's Ashes (1996) by Frank McCourt
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (2009) by Christopher McDougall
The House at Pooh Corner (1928) by A. A. Milne
Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1995) by Haruki Murakami
Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov
The Things They Carried (1990) by Tim O'Brien
1984 (1949) by George Orwell
Bel Canto (2001) by Ann Patchett
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) by Michael Pollan
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) (1995) by Philip Pullman
The Lightning Thief (2005) by Rick Riordan
Portnoy's Complaint (1967) by Philip Roth
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) by J. K. Rowling
Midnight's Children (1981) by Salman Rushdie
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (1970) by Oliver Sacks
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J. D. Salinger
The Complete Persepolis (2001) by Marjane Satrapi
Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) by David Sedaris
Where the Wild Things Are (1963) by Maurice Sendak
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings (1974) by Shel Silverstein
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) by Rebecca Skloot
The Bad Beginning (1999) by Lemony Snicket
Valley of the Dolls (1966) by Jacqueline Susann
The Secret History (1992) by Donna Tartt
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) by Hunter S. Thompson
The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien
Cutting for Stone (2009) by Abraham Verghese
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) by Chris Ware
The Age of Innocence (1920) by Edith Wharton
Charlotte's Web (1952) by E. B. White
Little House on the Prairie (1935) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Right Stuff (1979) by Tom Wolfe
All the President's Men (1974) by Bob Woodward
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (2006) by Lawrence Wright
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) by Malcolm X
The Book Thief (2005) by Markus Zusak

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