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Top Must-Read Books of All-Time

List Criteria: Must-Read Books everyone should read

A list of the best must-read books of all time, suitable for every one of all ages, creeds and color. These are the novels, autobiographies, and short books that you should consider when you ask yourself, "What book should I read next?" If you somehow made it through school without reading the classic - or you're still in school - be sure to check them out to expand your literary horizons.

An eclectic mix that does not cater solely to the sensibilities of the literati, culturati, illuminati or even paparazzi. With some hidden gems in here, it's a great list to consider when looking for something to read next.  

"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread' - François Mauriac. Give fellow voters the best tips you can on the top books of all time that they must read by voting on your personal favorites and downvoting those you didn't enjoy.


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    the people's #1 & most listed Harper Lee

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    George Orwell

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    George Orwell

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    William Golding

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    ranked low on reranks Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet

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    Ray Bradbury

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    J. R. R. Tolkien

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    J. D. Salinger

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    Charles Dickens

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    Aldous Huxley

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miguel de Cervantes

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    John Steinbeck

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    added by FlorissaGlen Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    ranked low on reranks John Steinbeck

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    ranked low on reranks Mark Twain

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    Joseph Heller

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    Charlotte Brontë

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    ranked low on reranks Charles Dickens

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    ranked high on reranks & added by Skojare Leo Tolstoy

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    Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Bram Stoker

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    ranked low on reranks Mark Twain

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    Leo Tolstoy

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    added by Skojare Dante Alighieri

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    Markus Zusak

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    added by Skojare William Shakespeare

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    ranked low on reranks Victor Hugo

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    Herman Melville

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    Jules Verne, Pauline Francis

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    ranked low on reranks S. E. Hinton

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    Mary Shelley

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jack Kerouac

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    Khaled Hosseini

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ThomZ Charles Dickens

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