20 Books To Read Before You Die

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The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials)
1.  The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
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  "Not only a GREAT ending to an amazing trilogy, but the best book I have ever read."
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The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass v. 4
2.  The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass v. 4 by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "The DARK TOWER is a great read. This flashback story is the highlight."
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Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
3.  Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
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  "Although anyone could enjoy this book, I think it really appeals to a select few from a certain era. Those in your mid 20's will "Get It"."
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The Lovely Bones
4.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The list author says:
  "If ever a book were written to make grown men shed tears, this is it. A haunting tale of love and loss."
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Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet)
5.  Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet) by Philip Reeve
The list author says:
  "Like Harry Potter, this is a kids book that doesn't just belong to kids. Great stuff and a whole new world to explore."
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
6.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Despite what people think about number 4, this is still the best of Harry Potter’s adventure. Dark stuff."
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The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart Quartet)
7.  The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart Quartet) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "If you liked "His Dark Materials" then try "Sally Lockhart". This is the best of the four, trust me."
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Choke
8.  Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
The list author says:
  "Fight Club was good. This is better."
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The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Bk. 1
9.  The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Bk. 1 by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "The beginning of the longest and most emotional journey you can ever make in literature."
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The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
10.  The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "No trilogy. This is one book. And if you like fantasy then this is a must. Second only to the Dark tower in its scope Lord Of The Rings will never be forgotten."
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Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1)
11.  Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1) by Dean Koontz
The list author says:
  "Can't really pin it down. Just read it and decide for yourselves. This book is the best Dean Koontz has written, no doubt."
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The Colour of Magic: The First  Discworld Novel: 1
12.  The Colour of Magic: The First Discworld Novel: 1 by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "While there are many great fantasy writers out there only one man 'owns' comic fantasy. Terry Pratchett. Start here to see what you've been missing."
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Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) (Discworld Novels)
13.  Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Once you're in (or on) Discworld there's nowhere else I'd rather be than good, old Ankh-Morpork."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Moving Pictures: (Discworld Novel 10) (Discworld Novels)
14.  Moving Pictures: (Discworld Novel 10) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "In one hand there's movies, in the other there's Discworld. Put you hands together and you get this fantastic book."
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
15.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "It's a quick read but a very moving story."
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Life After God
16.  Life After God by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "This will make you think a lot about everything."
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The Hobbit
17.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Lord Of The Rings is nothing without the greatest Prologue of all time."
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Shadow: Book One of the Scavenger Trilogy
18.  Shadow: Book One of the Scavenger Trilogy by K. J. Parker
The list author says:
  "If you want a challenge with the next book you read, pick this up and enjoy getting your head around it."
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Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6)
19.  Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "To date this is the book where Harry and friends really grew up. Bring on number 7."
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Fantastic Mr Fox (Puffin Modern Classics)
20.  Fantastic Mr Fox (Puffin Modern Classics) by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "On everyone’s favourite list should be one childhood book. This is mine."
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