Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

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This list made me feel smart. It’s the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)’s 30 Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die. I’ve read 8. Guess I cannot die quite yet.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quite on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the D’urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn

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3 thoughts on “Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

    Tara said:
    February 14, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve read 11

    Tina said:
    February 14, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    11 for me also! A good list!!

    LeeAnn Volk said:
    February 14, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I’m in for 12 with about 5 of them on my list of books that I want to read.

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