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The Book Bucket List To Tackle Before You Turn 30

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    It is a truth universally acknowledged that reading is good for you. Not only does it work wonders for your empathy and increase your brainpower, it’s one of the most pleasurable ways to pass an afternoon — or hey, a whole weekend. But, all books are not created equal. So, we took it upon ourselves to come up with this list of guaranteed good books that we consider essential for any well-rounded millennial reader, whether die-hard or dabbler. It's a mix of fiction and nonfiction, time-worn and contemporary, short stories and epic tomes. This roundup steers clear of some obvious classics that we expect you’ve already dipped into — Pride and Prejudice, Moby-Dick, The Catcher in the Rye — and instead aspires to introduce you to a few of your newest favorites.

    Happy reading!

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