20 Books to Read Before You Die!  

There are thousands of amazing books to read but most people won’t read most of them. And there are always amazing new books being released every year, making it even more difficult. That is why we have listed the 20 books to read before you die. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!  

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20 Books to Read Before You Die!    

Choosing what to read next isn’t always easy. After you go through your favorite author‘s books, you’ll have to look around for your next book. This list has 20 amazing books that you won’t be able to put down. All of these books are iconic and critically acclaimed. You can see the full list below!  

20 Books to Read Before You Die!    

Must Read Books

One of the most iconic novels on the list has to be 1984. It is unlike anything else and it predicated governments spying on its citizens decades ago. Sometimes you are paranoid and other times you are right to be paranoid. That can also apply to The Handmaid’s Tale to a certain extent. Why else is it one of the most censored books of all time?  

A novel that I loved on this list is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It is going to make you laugh throughout the series and there is never a dull moment. There is no other novel like it and it will make you appreciate the sci-fi genre.  

Other books that made the list include amazing novels that you see things you wouldn’t otherwise come to know. Books such as Beloved, The Book Thief, and The Color Purple remind us the power of books and why value reading and writing highly.  


That is all for this list of the 20 must read books of all time. How many of these books have you read? What books should we include in our future list? Let us know in the comments below!

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12 thoughts on “20 Books to Read Before You Die!  

  1. Daniel Jette says:

    Why not include the Bible on this list? That would be logical. And why the Hitchiker’s Guide? It’s very funny but this is not essential to read it, unless you already are a Scifi lover.

    1. Roxine Green says:

      I totally agree with having the Bible as number 1 on this list, the most controversial book in the history of controversies has earned its place for any coming off age list of lists.

    2. Seilhase says:

      To be fair, the Bible is an incoherent mess of a book that takes scholars years of study to make sense of.

    3. Henry says:

      Brideshead Revisited should be on the list. The Bible is a series of books.

    4. TommyGee says:

      Honestly? The Bible should be banned. It’s full of misinformation and disinformation that leads people astray into a world of guilt, hate, fear and judgement of others.

      1. Wayne says:

        You should read it, 100% truth. Why are so many afraid of the truth/

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wuthering Heights???? The most godawful horrible book I’ve ever read. I don’t get how anyone likes that book.

  3. Ian says:

    Baz, Ant and the Boys. A classic romp about college football in 1971.
    Very, very funny.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This list list my respect when I saw The Alchemist in it. This book cannot be in this list at all.

  5. Cathy says:

    Is this not a list of books they banned from the library? Maybe its just my state…


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