Thursday, October 10, 2013

25 Books You DON'T Need to Read Before You Die

It seems to be a fashion of the times to publish various lists relating to the X number of things you need to read/watch/visit before you die. In July a writer in the Sunday Telegraph decided to buck this trend and publish a list of the 25 books you don't need to read before you die.

While all this is a matter of individual taste, the list is printed in full below. And the good news is Hurstville Library holds all the titles included so you can read them for yourself and make up your own mind.

  1. Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
  2. Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
  4. The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
  5. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  6. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  7. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  9. One the Road by Jack Kerouac
  10. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  11. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  12. Oscar &  Lucinda by Peter Carey
  13. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Pocoult
  14. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  15. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  16. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  17. Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoyevsky
  18. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  19. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  20. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  21. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  22. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  23. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Wesiberger
  24. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  25. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

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