40 Books to Read before You Die [for the Kindle]

A Listmania! list by AIROLF (USA)
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The list author says: "The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books on this list (Amazon limits lists to 40 items - be on the lookout for parts 2 and 3 of this list). How do your reading habits stack up?

All selections were chosen from the available Kindle books. I tried to pick the cheapest offerings (or freebies, where available)."
Pride and Prejudice
1.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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The Lord of the Rings
2.  The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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  "Not sure why trilogies are counted as single books on this list."
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Jane Eyre [with Biographical Introduction]
3.  Jane Eyre [with Biographical Introduction] by Charlotte Bronte
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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
4.  Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) by J. K. Rowling
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  "Not available as a set on the Kindle, needs to be purchased separately"
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To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
5.  To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition by Harper Lee
$18.72   Used & New from: $9.24
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Holy Bible, King James Version Old & New Testaments (with Book and Chapter Index, Searchable)
6.  Holy Bible, King James Version Old & New Testaments (with Book and Chapter Index, Searchable) by King James I
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Wuthering Heights
7.  Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
8.  Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell
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His Dark Materials
9.  His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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  "Not available as a set on the Kindle, needs to be purchased separately. Not sure why trilogies are counted as single books on this list."
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Great Expectations
10.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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  "A personal favorite."
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Little Women (Sterling Unabridged Classics)
11.  Little Women (Sterling Unabridged Classics) by Louisa May Alcott
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles
12.  Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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Catch-22
13.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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  "Not available on the Kindle"
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Complete Works of William Shakespeare: 197 Plays, Poems & Sonnets
14.  Complete Works of William Shakespeare: 197 Plays, Poems & Sonnets by William Shakespeare
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Rebecca
15.  Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
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  "Not available on the Kindle"
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The Hobbit
16.  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Birdsong
17.  Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
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The Catcher in the Rye
18.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
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  "Not available on the Kindle"
$8.29   Used & New from: $1.92
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The Time Traveler's Wife
19.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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  "Not available on the Kindle"
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Middlemarch
20.  Middlemarch by George Eliot
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Gone with the Wind
21.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
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The Great Gatsby
22.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Bleak House
23.  Bleak House by Charles Dickens
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

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War and Peace
24.  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
25.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
26.  Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh
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Crime and Punishment
27.  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment (Vintage Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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The Grapes of Wrath
28.  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
29.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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Alice in Wonderland: The Complete Collection (Illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Illustrated Through the Looking Glass, plus Alice's Adventures Under Ground and The Hunting of the Snark) by Lewis Carroll

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The Wind in the Willows
30.  The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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Anne of Green Gables Collection: 12 Books, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles of Avonlea, PLUS MORE! by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Anna Karenina
31.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio) by Leo Tolstoy

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David Copperfield
32.  David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
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  "My most favorite book of all time."
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The Chronicles of Narnia, Box Set (7 Volumes, Complete)
33.  The Chronicles of Narnia, Box Set (7 Volumes, Complete) by C. S. Lewis
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  "Not available as a set on the Kindle, needs to be purchased separately"
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Emma
34.  Emma by Jane Austen
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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Persuasion
35.  Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Persuasion (Annotated) by Jane Austen

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia
36.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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  "Not sure why this appears separate on the list from the Chronicles of Narnia anthology."
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The Kite Runner
37.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Corelli's Mandolin: A Novel
38.  Corelli's Mandolin: A Novel by Louis De Bernieres
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Memoirs of a Geisha
39.  Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
$7.99
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Winnie the Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh Book 1)
40.  Winnie the Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh Book 1) by A.A. Milne
$5.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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British version of Harry Potter books 15 26 days ago
Lord of the Rings on Kindle 76 Jul 30, 2014
whats the differance (if there is any) for the first editions?? 33 Jul 23, 2014
Books similar to 1984 1 Jul 13, 2014
why are these novels banned? 11 Jun 26, 2014
What is the best Pride and Prejudice sequel? 11 Jun 25, 2014
are the kindle books abridged or unabridged or both? 146 May 23, 2014
this book sucks 52 Mar 29, 2014
Why isn't To Kill a Mockingbird on Kindle? 7 Mar 25, 2014
Anyone thinks the book ends rather abruptly? 6 Mar 14, 2014
Barrowing Harry Potter 0 Mar 10, 2014
big brother's #1 weapon is............................ 0 Feb 15, 2014
 
   

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