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What Books Should People Read Before They Die?

Updated on November 11, 2014

If you are like me, you are already thinking about what New Year's resolutions you want to set for 2015. One of my resolutions will be to read a lot of the classics, something I haven't done, but meant to. I'll list 51 of the books I want to read, but sound off in the comments below if you have any other suggestions. I really am interested in your opinions. Also, let me know if you think one of the books on my list is a bad choice and why.

1. "19 Hours" by Lee Child

2. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

3. "Dessert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey.

4. "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov.

5. "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway.

6. "Hamlet " by William Shakespeare.

7. "Bible" by various authors and/or God.

8. "Leave of Grass" by Walt Whitman.

9. "The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James.

10. "People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn.

11. "The Book Theif" by Markus Zusak

12. "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Anne Frank.

13. "Steppenwolf" by Herman Hess.

14. "Cloud Atlas" David Mitchell.

15. "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift.

16. "Emma" by Jane Austen.

17. "Frankenstien" by Mary Shelley.

18. "Sybil" by Benjamin Disraeli.

19. "The Count of Monte Crisco" by Alexandre Dumas.

20. "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens.

21. "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.

22. "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

23. "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert.

24. "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy.

25. "Men Without Women" by Ernest Hemingway.

26. "Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger.

27. "Charlotte's Web" by E. B. White.

28. "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.

29. "1984" by George Orwell.

30. "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy.

31. "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carrol.

32. "Animal Farm" by George Orwell.

33. "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.

34. "Dog Soldiers" by Robert Stone.

35. "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Stienbeck.

36. "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

37. "The Good Soldier" by Ford Max Ford.

38. "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner.

39. "The Iiad" by Homer.

40. "King Lear" by William Shakespeare.

41. "The Odyssey" by Homer.

42. "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway.

43. "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

44. "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

45. "Don Quixote" by Miguel De Cervantes.

46."Robinson Crusoe" by William Defoe.

47. "Gulliver's Travels" by Johnathan Swift.

48. "Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott.

49. "The Portrait of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde.

50. "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville.

51. "Dante's Inferno" by Dante.


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