100 books to read in a lifetime - according to Amazon Books editors
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- There are more great books in the world than there is time to read all of them.
- It makes sense, then, that we seek out lists of recommendations and reviews to ensure we find the tomes most worth our limited time.
- Below are the 100 books you should read in a lifetime, according to Amazon Books editors.
As of 2010, there were about 129,864,880 books in the entire world, according to Google's estimate.
Even if you quit your job, subsisted off of dewdrops, and spent every waking hour reading, the odds that you could read every one of them are not in your favor.
So, for book-lovers, it becomes important to choose your next tome wisely. Before slipping into a 500-page and many-hours-long disappointment that could have been invested into something more worthy of our finite time, we read reviews, skim Goodreads lists, ask bookstore staff and friends and family, and use myriad other tactics to narrow our choices down to the best and most impactful.
Below, you'll find 100 suggestions for books you should read in a lifetime, according to Amazon Books editors. Spanning beloved children's classics to searing memoirs to classics, the list has a little bit of everything. If you're looking for the Next Great Thing, here's a good place to start your search.
100 books to read in a lifetime - according to Amazon Books editors:
Book descriptions, provided by Amazon, are lightly edited for length.
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