If You Could Only Read Ten Books for the Rest of Your Life, What Would They Be?

Mine would have to be (includes fiction & non-fiction):

1.   Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.   Disgrace by J.M. Cotzee
3.   The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
4.   Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (because then I’d be forced to read it and have time to do so)
5.   The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6.   The Bible
7.   The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
8.   Metaphysics by Aristotle
9.   Empire Falls by Richard Russo
10. Into the Wild by Jon K

This was not an easy list to put together. I worked on it for several weeks before I decided on the above titles. What would yours be? 

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  2. davidjwest said: I don’t want to even think about having to choose.
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    1. This is not easy. Let’s see: 1. The Bible 2. Pathways to His Presence by Charles Stanley 3. To Kill A Mockingbird by...
  4. 01siobhan said: Hmmm. Certainly, two would be The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison) and Sophie’s Choice (William Styron)…
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    1. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel 2. The Valley of Horses by Auel 3. The Mammoth Hunters by Auel 4. The...
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