8 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

November 21, 2013

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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.

catch-22_cover

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.

world-according-to-garp

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

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Trissy November 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Great list, I will be adding a few to my “need to read” list! Thanks for sharing your favs! Stopping by from Mama Kats
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MJ November 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Oh, I love pretty much all the books on your list. The World According to Garp is amazing. Stopping by from Mama Kat’s!
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Robert T. Libey November 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I would add Richard Adams’ “Watership Down”, a wonderful adventure, and Saul Bellow’s “Humboldt’s List”. I confess I have no interest in Harry Potter, but as a substitute might suggest Stieg Larssen’s “Millenium” Trilogy. Where’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

Donetta November 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I have been meaning to read Pride and Prejudice and then get started on another book and it slips my mind. I love reading Albert Camus. The other ones I’ll need to add to my list of books to read. They all looked very interesting to me, especially On The Road and Catch 22.
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Lois November 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Great list because you include Pride and Prejudice. 😉 I also enjoy Harry Potter and 1984. You can check out my list on my blog if you like. 🙂 http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2013/11/eight-must-read-books.html

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