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30 Books to Read Before You’re 30

Finishing schooling, starting a career, making new friends, moving cities – a lot happens before you’re 30! The books below cover stories about navigating life as a new adult, as well as a few classics that you definitely should have under your belt before the next life stage. How many of the below books have you read?
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    A Room with a View

    by E.M. Forster

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    Paperback
    $11.00

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    $18.00

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    The Portrait of a Lady

    by Henry James

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    Paperback
    $13.00

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    The Kite Runner

    by Khaled Hosseini

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    Paperback
    $16.00

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    White Teeth

    by Zadie Smith

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    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Handmaid’s Tale

    by Margaret Atwood

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    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Bronte

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    Mass Market Paperback
    $5.95

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    Another Country

    by James Baldwin

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    Paperback
    $16.95

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    The Joy Luck Club

    by Amy Tan

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    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The God of Small Things

    by Arundhati Roy

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    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Between the World and Me

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Originals

    by Adam Grant

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    Paperback
    $18.00

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    A Thousand Mornings

    by Mary Oliver

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    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Quiet American

    by Graham Greene

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    Paperback
    $17.00

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    To the Lighthouse

    by Virginia Woolf

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    Hardcover
    $22.00

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    Lean In

    by Sheryl Sandberg

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    Hardcover
    $25.95

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    Americanah

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Fates and Furies

    by Lauren Groff

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    Paperback
    $16.00

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    The Woman Warrior

    by Maxine Hong Kingston

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    Paperback
    $15.95

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    Tiny Beautiful Things

    by Cheryl Strayed

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    Paperback
    $16.95

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    Behold the Dreamers

    by Imbolo Mbue

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    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Hardcover
    $16.99

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    One of Ours

    by Willa Cather

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    Paperback
    $14.95

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    Love in the Time of Cholera

    by Gabriel García Márquez

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    Paperback
    $16.95

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    The English Patient

    by Michael Ondaatje

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    Hardcover
    $24.95

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    How Proust Can Change Your Life

    by Alain De Botton

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    $16.00

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    The Souls of Black Folk

    by W.E.B. Du Bois

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    Paperback
    $10.95

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    Ordinary Light

    by Tracy K. Smith

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    Paperback
    $16.00

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    $16.00

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