50 Books To Read Before Dying

I recall being absolutely addicted to reading last year to the point where I could go through up to six books in one week (!). I think I must have read close to fifty books in total, all of which I listed on Tumblr – I was so sure that my preferences were more refined than anyone else’s (although I didn’t make it up to 100 unlike Amazon, I thought it was because I much prefer quality over quantity, and anyone who objected to my own list must lack the same “refinement”). I decided to re-share this list for anyone who might happen upon this space in the future, and I would encourage anyone regardless of whether they have any interest in literature at all to at least read #1-10 (and I know, who hasn’t read a few of them already – but I feel as though classics are very much underrated in this day and age, possibly due to the stigma of being required to read them for assignments in high school).

1. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
2. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
3. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Little Prince by Antoine de St-Exupéry
5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6. The Stranger by Albert Camus
7. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
8. Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
9. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
10. The Power by Rhonda Byrne
11. The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel
12. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
13. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
14. 1984 by George Orwell
15. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
16. The Plague by Albert Camus
17. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
18. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
19. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
20. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
21. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
22. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
23. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
24. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
25. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
26. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
27. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
28. The Collector by John Fowles
29. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
30. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
31. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
32. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
33. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
34. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
35. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
36. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
37. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
38. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
39. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
40. The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
41. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
42. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
44. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
45. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
46. Island by Aldous Huxley
47. The Fall by Albert Camus
48. Blindness by Jose Saramago
49. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
50. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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