10 Books to Read Before You Die

March 2, 2017

in Books

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Today is National Read Across America Day! So I thought I would share with you 10 books I think you need to read. Each has it's own reason for being on this list, and I could make a much longer list of books I think you need to read. But these are some of my top books ever. Honorable mentions go to A Constellation of Vital Phenomenena, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Sherlock Homes, and Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being – This is one of those books where the whole world makes sense after you are done reading it.

unbearable lightness of being

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling created an amazing world that everyone should participate in.

harry potter

Catch-22 – This is just a classic you can’t pass. It’s where the phrase Catch-22 comes from and I’m pretty sure your life won’t be complete unless you read it.

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The World According to Garp – This book is hard to explain. It’s serious. It’s funny. It will make you find things that aren’t funny, funny. You will laugh at people. Just read it.

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Pride and Prejudice – Ah Mr. Darcy. You can’t possibly expect to every have a true romance unless you have read this book.

pride and prejudice

On the Road – An adventure of the beat generation sure to make you find your wild side.

on the road

1984 – Big Brother is watching. If you didn’t catch this glimpse into the future in high school you should read it now. Even though it’s past 1984.

1984

The Stranger – A philosophical novel that may make you rethink why people do the things they do.

The-Stranger

The Secret Garden – We all need that place where imagination can run wild. Dreams come true, but the true reality of life is not completely forgotten.

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The Alchemist – What is the meaning of life? Of struggles? Of hard work? And how important is it to know?

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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