By Nora Horvath
January 31, 2018
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How many have you read?

Hidden away in the books department on, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by the Amazon Books editors. The list is impressive and covers a large span of time, weaving together classics like Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations with more modern options like The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Below, shop the list of books (listed here in alphabetical order.) Happy reading!

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1. 1984, by George Orwell

2. A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers

4. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah

5. The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans!, by Lemony Snicket

6. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

7. Selected Stories, 1968-1994, by Alice Munro

8. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll

9. All the President's Men, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

10. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt

11. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume

12. Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett

13. Beloved, by Toni Morrison

14. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall

15. Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat

16. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl

18. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

19. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

20. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown

21. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1, by Jeff Kinney

22. Dune, by Frank Herbert

23. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

24. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, by Hunter S. Thompson

25. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

26. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown

27. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

28. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond, Ph.D.

29. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling

30. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

31. Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri

32. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

33. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, by Chris Ware

34. Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain

35. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

36 Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

37. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

38. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez

39. Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich

40. Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl

41. Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris

42. Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides

43. Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie

44. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis

45. Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham

46. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac

47. Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen

48. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi

49. Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth

50. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

51. Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson

52. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

53. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

54. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton

55. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon

56. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

57. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

58. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz

59. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

60. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride

61. The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen

62. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

63. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

64. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

65. The Giver, by Lois Lowry

66. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman

67. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

68. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

69. The House at Pooh Corner, by A. A. Milne

70. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

71. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

72. The Liars' Club: A Memoir, by Mary Karr

73. The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

74. The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

75. The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler

76. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright

77. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

78. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales, by Oliver Sacks

79. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan

80. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

81. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

82. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, by Robert A. Caro

83. The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe

84. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

85. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

86. The Shining, by Stephen King

87. The Stranger, by Albert Camus

88. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway

89. The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

90. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

91. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

92. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami

93. The World According to Garp, by John Irving

94. The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

95. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

96. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

97. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand

98. Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann

99. Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein, by Shel Silverstein

100. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak