The Well Read Life

While many of us have taken those quizzes to find out how many of the “Best Books”, or “Top 10 Books” we’ve read through the years, Amazon has put together an interesting list that you might want to consider. They Amazon editors got together and chose their “Top 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime“, the books they feel will help to ensure a well-read life. If you regularly devour best-sellers or everything ever written about hockey, you might be missing the bigger picture, so to speak. Amazon thinks these books will round out your reading life.

Some of the titles they’ve chosen?


From Stephen Hawking to Stephen King, this list covers just about everything. There are children’s books,  YA, fiction and non-fiction. A lot of the books are classics, but you’ll be surprised at some of the newer choices, I think.  They include little headings to briefly describe the book (like VALLEY OF THE DOLLS by Jacqueline Susann, which is labelled as “addictively entertaining”). You can see the full list here.

How many of the books have you read?  And do you agree or disagree with some of their choices?


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