Amazon Releases List of 100 Books To Read In a Lifetime
If you could pick 100 books to form an essential library that everyone absolutely must read before they die, what would you put in the collection? While we're waiting for your answer, we'll move on to the new list that Amazon has published, 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime.
The list, while mostly made up of safe choices such as Lewis Carol's Alice in Wonderland, J.D. Salinger's A Catcher In The Rye, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, also contains some more interesting selections, including Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Michael Chabon's comic book epic, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
There are some questionable selections on the list, though. Kate Atkinson's 2013 release Life After Life is included on the list, along with Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl from 2012, along with another 2012 release, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. While these books were met with both critical and commercial success, and there's no doubt a lot of people would include them in their personal lists of the best books they've ever read, these books haven't had the chance to really stand the test of time.
So what do you think? Are there any books that Amazon made a big mistake in not picking? Do you think we'll still be reading and studying Life After Life or other newer releases on the list in 50 years?
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