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MLA's 30 Books Every Adult Should Read

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1. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
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2. The Holy Bible: King James Version - Anonymous

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3. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rin... - Tolkien, J. R. R.
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4. Lord of the Rings 3: The Two Towers - Tolkien, J. R. R.
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5. Lord of the Rings 4: The Return of the King - Tolkien, J. R. R.
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6. 1984 - George Orwell
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7. A Christmas Carol (Bantam Classic) - Charles Dickens

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8. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

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9. Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) - Jane Austen
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10. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

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11. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book... - Philip Pullman

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12. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2... - Philip Pullman

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13. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book... - Philip Pullman

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14. Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War - Sebastian Faulks

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15. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

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16. Lord of the Flies - William Golding

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17. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night... - Mark Haddon

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18. Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman - Thomas Hardy

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19. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne

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20. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

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21. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

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22. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

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23. Great Expectations (Penguin Classics) - Charles Dickens

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24. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

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25. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

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26. The Prophet (A Borzoi Book) - Kahlil Gibran

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27. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

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28. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your ... - Paulo Coelho

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29. The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov

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30. Life of Pi - Yann Martel

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31. Middlemarch - George Eliot

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32. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel - Barbara Kingsolver

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33. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

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34. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Peng... - Alexander Solzhenitsyn


 

MLA's 30 Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

United Kingdom – "A World Book Day poll conducted by the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), in which librarians around the country were asked the question, ‘Which book should every adult read before they die?’ "

Note: Some selections are trilogies, so there are actually more than 30 works on the list.

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