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Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

What do you think of Amazon’s list of 100 books to read in a lifetime? These lists are always fun and are good for getting us talking. The BBC did their top 100 books a few year’s back now so it’s good to have a more recent one with a few new titles thrown in.

I like that they have different sections including children’s and non-fiction. I was really pleased to see Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz and Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman as they are brilliant young adult books. If I had to pick just three stand-out YA series, it would be those two and Harry Potter of course, although whether it would be classified as YA is a whole other debate. 

The classics section provides a good grounding in literature and there aren’t really any surprise titles in there. The ‘Explore Alternative Worlds’ section is a great idea as it acknowledges the importance of science fiction and fantasy.

The list also served to remind me how awful I am at reading contemporary novels. It reads as a list of all of the titles I’ve seen in Waterstones and intended to buy…before I head off to the YA and Fantasy sections as usual.

I think it’s a pretty good list to refer to. What do you think? How many have you read?

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HELP I need to buy books and I can't use Amazon! I don't understand, why is there different prices for everything?
*talks friend through the wonder that is Amazon*
Thanks! ...What are you doing?
Putting off work, updating my blog etc
Well now you can write about how your rather special friend can't work Amazon.
Haha I wouldn't do that!
*writes post* ;)

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