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12 books to read before you die

Tuesday 14 October 2014, by

We all love a good book, whether you’re curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea or squashed on the tube with only the story in your hands to keep you calm.

And the choice is endless. We’ve all had recommendations from friends and family and wondered when on earth there would be time to get through them all. Whether it’s a page-turning thriller, a tear-jerking love story or a childhood favourite, it’s always good to have something on the go.

But what about la crème de la crème? Which are the top books that have stood the test of time to be known throughout the world as ‘classics’?

Well, we’ve compiled our list of the 12 best books to read before you die – an ultimate guide to must-try fiction and a perfect challenge for those of you who need some inspiration.

How many have you checked off? And how many can boast ticking every book off?


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