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21 Books You’ve Been Meaning To Read

Reading lists begin as a shelf full of hope until the year flies by, and you find yourself flooded with procrastination. Cheers to the books we’ve been meaning to read all these years and should probably start at some point.

  1. War and Peace Book Cover Picture
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    War and Peace

    A legendary masterpiece, this book is synonymous with difficult reading, so why not challenge yourshelf.

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  2. Song Of Solomon Book Cover Picture
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    Song of Solomon

    One must always read a novel by this Nobel Prize winning author.

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  3. The Fountainhead Book Cover Picture
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    The Fountainhead

    A groundbreaking novel that everyone should read at least once.

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  4. Ulysses Book Cover Picture
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    Ulysses

    “Joyce’s parallel use of The Odyssey…has the importance of a scientific discovery…” –T. S. Eliot

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  5. Shadow of the Wind Book Cover Picture
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    The Shadow of the Wind

    An incredible book by a beloved writer is a must read.

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  6. The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover Picture
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    The Lord of the Rings

    Most people have seen the epic movie, but have you read the book?

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  7. The Satanic Verses Book Cover Picture
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    The Satanic Verses

    Known as one of Salman Rushdie’s greatest works, this book is definitely on the TBR list.

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  8. Don Quixote Book Cover Picture
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    Don Quixote

    It’s no surprise that one of the best books of all time should be read.

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  9. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials Book Cover Picture
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    The Golden Compass

    Go on an adventure this year with this thrilling fantasy tale.

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  10. Catch-22 Book Cover Picture
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    Catch-22

    If this wasn’t already required reading in your school, it’s about time you’ve read it.

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  11. 1984 Book Cover Picture
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    1984

    We were pretty certain you’ve read one of the best books of all time, but in case you haven’t, now’s your chance.

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  12. The Kite Runner Book Cover Picture
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    The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner is a 21st century classic. If you’ve read this brilliant book, read it again.

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  13. Little Women Book Cover Picture
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    Little Women

    Because you need to know Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy.

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  14. Cloud Atlas Book Cover Picture
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    The Cloud Atlas

    Another adaptation you’ll want to read to visualize in 2016.

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  15. The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Cover Picture
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    For those who were deprived Oscar Wilde as required reading for school.

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  16. Lolita Book Cover Picture
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    Lolita

    Poignant novels that are also funny are a must-read rarity.

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  17. The Help Book Cover Picture
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    The Help

    This powerful book is beautiful, moving, and hilarious: an essential.

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  18. The Liars' Club Book Cover Picture
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    The Liar’s Club

    “The essential American story … a beauty.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

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  19. Moby-Dick Book Cover Picture
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    Moby-Dick

    Either you’ve read it, or you pretend you’ve read it.

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  20. Gravity's Rainbow Book Cover Picture
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    Gravity’s Rainbow

    At least one Pynchon novel should be on everyone’s TBR list.

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  21. The Handmaid's Tale Book Cover Picture
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    The Handmaid’s Tale

    Same goes for Margaret Atwood, and The Handmaid’s Tale is definitely a classic.

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