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By Yash  ·  March 13, 2020

Books To Read Before You Die

List of timeless classics and hidden gems of books that stay with you forever. Don’t you miss out on any of these books, they are all timeless treasures to indulge in before you die. I will keep adding as I find more books. Please add to this list if you find a book that has been life changing for you.

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To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

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This is a heart touching tale of family, racial equality and social justice. It is loved by all those who read it and is a staple in every US school’s reading list.
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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This is a tale of a dystopia world where firefighters cause fires rather than stop them. The fires are used to burn books, the taboo of the society. This is a gripping tale about freedom of choice, information and free thinking.
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Th Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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This is a short novel written by Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba. This the last major work of fiction of Hemingway that was published during his lifetime. This is short and simple story about a fisherman and his quest to catch Marlin. Despite its simplicity the story touches your heart and offers many observations about how we go through life.
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1984 by George Orwell

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This novel is a classic by George Orwell. The story is about a dystopian world where the character knows that “Big Brother is Watching.”
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Animal Farm by George Orwell

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This story is about the early days of communist Russia told through the perspective of farm animals leading a revolt of their own on their farm. A intriguing allegorical tale of communism and revolution told by George Orwell.
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The Giver by Lois Lowry

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This is a story about freedom and choice. The story revolves around a dystopian society that has taken away all choice from its citizens because it believes choice creates pain and regret. Within the society is one person who keeps all the past memories of the society so as to not burden the rest of the citizens with the society’s pain and past. Throughout the book you learn the value of choice and the simple pleasures of life. This is a simple but life changing book.
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Lord of The Flies by William Golding

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This 1954 novel tell the story of a group of boys who are stranded on a deserted island. Throughout the story they develop rules and a system of organization. However without any adults to serve as civilizing forces, the children eventually become violent and brutal. This story offers a look into the human psyche when there is no check to one’s impulses. A real page turner and eye opener.
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