50 Books to Read Before You Die

Based on B&N A Metal Bookmark (50 books)


  1. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  2. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  4. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  5. The Bible by Christian Church
  6. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  7. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  10. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  11. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  12. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  14. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  15. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  16. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  17. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  18. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  19. War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  20. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  21. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  22. Ulysses by James Joyce
  23. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  24. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  25. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  26. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  27. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  28. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  29. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  30. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  31. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
  32. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  33. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  34. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  35. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  36. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  37. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  38. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  39. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  40. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
  41. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  42. Money by Martin Amis
  43. Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway
  44. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  45. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  46. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  47. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  48. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  49. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  50. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon


Categories: Literature & Fiction

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