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Old December 22nd, 2009, 6:18 am
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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

* The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
* 1984 by George Orwell
* Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
* The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
* To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
* Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
* Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
* A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
* Lord of the Flies by William Golding
* Hamlet by William Shakespeare
* A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
* The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald
* The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
* The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
* Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
* The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
* Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
* The Bible by Various
* The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
* Ulysses by James Joyce
* The Quite American by Graham Greene
* Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
* Money by Martin Amis
* The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
* Moby Dick by Herman Melville
* The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
* His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
* Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
* Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
* Rebecca by Daphine du Maurier
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
* On the Road by Jack Keruac
* Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
* The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
* The Outsider by Albert Camus
* The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
* Life of Pi by Yann Martel
* Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
* The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
* Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
* Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
* A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
* Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain
* Robbison Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
* One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
* Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
* The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
* Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
* The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
* The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Though I have to admit, I've read several seriously abridged version of the Bible, so I'm not entirely sure if that counts.

Also I am surprised at the inclusion of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-time. I didn't think it warranted a mention among these books at all.

"What's past is prologue" - W. Shakespeare
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