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50 Books You Should Read

A list compiled by staff of Longford Branch Library

  1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  5. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  8. A Passage to India by E.M Foster
  9. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  11. The Bend in the River by E.M. Naipaul
  12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  14. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  15. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  16. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  17. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  18. The Bible by Various
  19. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chauncer
  20. Ulysses by James Joyce
  21. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  22. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  23. Money by Martin Amis
  24. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  25. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  27. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
  28. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  by Lewis Carroll
  30. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  31. The Curious Incident of the Dog
  32. in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  33. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  34. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  35. The Way we Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  36. The Outsider by Albert Camus
  37. The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
  38. Life of PI by Yann Martel
  39. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  40. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  41. Men without Women by Ernest Hemingway
  42. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  43. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  44. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  45. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  46. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  47. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  48. The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas
  49. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  50. The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
  51. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde