Books to Read Before You Die

Steve and I mentioned a list of books during Episode 17 of The Book Stash (1984 by George Orwell) that I have been working through to ensure I read widely and don't fall into a reading rut. This is the list I found online years and years ago and I thought I would share with you all. My only wish is that there were more female writers on this list.

Note: This is not my own list. I cannot find the original source. If anyone knows where it came from please let me know in the comments so I can give credit where credit is due.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig
Watership Down, by Richard Adams
The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
Man's Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl
The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
Cosmos, by Carl Sagan
Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street, by Herman Melville
Maus: A Survivor's Tale, by Art Spiegelman
For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemmingway
Kafka of the Shore, by Haruki Murakami
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Stranger, by Albert Camus
Dune, by Frank Herbert
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Anne of Green Gables, by L.M.Montgomery
Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
1984, by George Orwell


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