50 Books from Amazon's Books to Read in Your Lifetime ...

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Whether you’re a bookworm or you just dip in and out of reading, book recommendations are always welcome.

With millions of books to choose from, having a pointer towards something that you would enjoy or find relevant and edifying is a good thing – right?

I’ve picked out 50 from the list of 100 as recommended by the book editors at Amazon:

1. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction where after 50 years of being a wife and mother, Enid want to have a little fun.

2. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

A crazy story about Marlowe, a war veteran, a nymphomaniac wife, Lennox, gangsters and cops.2

3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

The epic books on which they based some of the best films of all time of the same name.

4. Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

This is a book on the quest for the secret of success in baseball.

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 by Jeff Kinney

A funny book that loosely recounts the events of a wimpy kid’s life.

6. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

All about the serial killer that used the 1893 World’s fair to lure in his victims.

7. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

What would happen if you could re-live your life in order to get it right this time?

8. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

A stunning piece of fiction set within a rich family in the 1870s.

9. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

A book that comes out against war.

10. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

An abridged version of the classic Wind in the Willows world.2

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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