Suggestion: 20 Books You Must Read.

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You found yourself in a situation when you talk to someone who uses quotes, builds on some subject as you seem familiar and as you have heard somewhere, but do not know where?

Perhaps many of you use some of these quotes and wise messages to their Facebook and Twitter statuses and do not know which work are they.

Read the following 20 books and completely change your way of thinking or discover the true meaning of what you hear or speak.


  1. “The Stranger” – Albert Camus
  2. “House of the Dead” – Fyodor M. Dostoevsky
  3. “Death of Ivan Ilyich” – Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
  4. “Wonderful cases of doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”- Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” – Lewis Carroll
  6. “The Old Man and the Sea” – Ernest Hemingway
  7. “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” – Mark Twain
  8. “The Sorrows of Young Werther” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  9. “The Great Gatsby” – Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  10. “Animal Farm” – George Orwell
  11. “Of Mice and Men” – John Steinbeck
  12. “Invisible Cities” – Italo Calvino
  13. “Heart of Darkness” – Joseph Conrad
  14. “The Picture of Dorian Gray” – Oscar Wilde
  15. “Fathers and Sons” – Ivan Turgenev
  16. “Siddhartha” – Hermann Hesse
  17. “Candide” – Francois Voltaire
  18. “Therese Raquin” – Emile Zola
  19. “Cain” – Jose Saramago

“Death in Venice” – Thomas Mann

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