What are the best books to include in your bucket list?

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    #1Les Misérables

    Les Misérables
    Les Misérables is a French historical tale by Victor Hugo, which was published first in 1862. This novel follows the lives of several characters, especially that of Jean Valjean during the June Rebellion in Paris. 

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    Jesse Tucker
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "read the book that became one of the most famous plays and broadway shows ever."
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    #2Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.


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    Janice Gutierrez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Yes! Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen is my hero. This love story will never be out of style. I don't think it should be on a best book to include in a bucket list, it should be a best Jane Austen book to read waaaay before you ever think of having a bucket list. I Loooove this story and it is as classic as a pencil skirt, never will be out of style!"
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    #3Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.

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    Israel Zamora
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a good solution to the topic as it is the bestselling novel of all time. It has a 5 star rating on amazon, with over 2 thousand different reviews and has been considered one of the best of all time, not just by how much it has sold. "
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    #4The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel. It tells the story of four brothers―Dmtiri, Ivan, Alyosha, and Smerdyakov. Dostoyevsky writes about 19th-century Russian life and talks about religion, ethics, and morality.


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    Louis Lewis
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "If you have a book bucket list, put this on it! The Brothers Karamazov is so freaking awful you have to read it at least once, I'm not kidding its horrible."
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    #5The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a satirical play by Oscar Wilde. It tells the story of John Worthing, who pretends to have a brother named Earnest as part of an alter ego, and AlgernonMoncrieff, who pretends to be Earnest.


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    Teresa Sandoval
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I kept hearing about this book, so I finally sat down and read it. I don't see what the big deal is, it's pretty standard to me. Maybe it was earth-shattering when it was released."
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    #6The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.

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    Elizabeth Nichols
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a literary classic. It is a great choice for books that everyone should read."
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    #7The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden is a novel about Mary Lennox, a spoiled and alone child who is sent to his grieving uncle after her parent's death. She found out about that there is a forgotten garden there and she visited it to know its mysteries.


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    #8To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.

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    Douglas Henderson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Had to read this in school and forgot everything about it. Bought it again and read it for fun this time. Great book. No wonder its a classic."
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    #9Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility
    Sense and Sensibility follows the two sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood's lives as they experience romance and heartbreak for the first time. It was the first of Jane Austen's works to be published.


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    David Griffin
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Sense and Sensibility is a wonderful classic. Definitely something everyone must have on their bucket list. I love the two sisters in this book and really felt for them through the romance and heartbreak they experienced."
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    #10The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book by Oscar Wilde that tells the story of Dorian Gray's thirst for everlasting beauty and the curse over his portrait. This novel is first published in 1890.


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    Judy Gomez
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Oscar Wilde is a well known artist so I think it would be safe to put this book on a bucket list. Especially for women. I've never read it myself however."
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    #11Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.


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    Peter Robinson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    " You can't go wrong with a classic love story like Wuthering Heights. And it's really a good read for both men and women unlike a lot of the trash written and published today which caters to women's lusty romance fantasies, lol. As a counterpoint to Emily Bronte books might I recommend some Ernest Hemingway?"
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    #12Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist
    Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is a novel by Charles Dickens. It tells the story of the orphan Oliver Twist, and is notable for its unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century.

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    Rigoberto Padilla
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "While this is a good book and should be honored and respected for its place in literary history, this book isn’t even on my top 1000 bucket list books. But things like these are very personal and subjective. It is a decent book so if you like to read maybe check it out."
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    #13The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    One of Mark Twain's most beloved and respected novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer presents a tale of two young boys, their antics and adventures in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.


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    Patrick Fox
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a Mark Twain classic. I go back to this every now and again, and I enjoy it each time. Tom and Huck Finn are great, and the adventures they get in are always memorable and fun to read about. I've introduced my young children to this and they have started reading it. So far, so good, they really enjoy it. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is must read for anybody at least once in their life."
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    #14Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens portrays the development of the main character named Pip, who is an orphan. The story focuses on the poverty, prison ships and survival with an influence of the early-mid 19th century setting.


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    #15War and Peace

    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is considered one of the finest novels ever written. The story chronicles Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 19th century.

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    Madison Gardner
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "There is a reason this book is a classic. I regret not reading this book earlier. Do not let the length of this book turn you off of reading it. War and Peace is a well-written masterpiece. "
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    #16The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Phantom of the Opera is a gothic novel by the French writer Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of the deformed Erik, who haunts the Paris Garnier opera house, who then falls in love with the soprano singer Christine Daaé.

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    Ivy Wang
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I enjoyed reading this book. It is a classic story. The plot is gripping."
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    #17Emma (Vol. 1)

    Emma (Vol. 1)
    After being rescued from her miserable life, Emma has been working all her life as a British maid for a wealthy family. She eventually falls in love with William, the eldest son, but they are forced to keep their romance secret as society would never allow such relationship. 


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    Samantha Harrison
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I wouldn't call this a bucket list book at all. It has the same title as one of the classic by Jane Austen, and it explore social similar themes; however, when we are talking serious "bucket list" books, let's aim higher. In the mean time, this book is a good introduction to the ideas, without the timeless wit."
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    #18Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland is a book by Jane Carruth. It is an adaptation of the original fantasy novel written by Lewis Carol (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). It follows the story of Alice who fell through the rabbit hole.  


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    José Angel Herrera
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Not much needs to be said about this book, it is an absolute classic. Not only is it a classic, it's a great classic and it has such a high ranking on peoples lists because of how good it is, I'm sure you've seen the movies or cartoons or heard a lot about this book, but if you haven't read the original book, do yourself a favor and go do that asap."
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    #19Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 

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    Nicholas Lopez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Many will have read this in school already. But, if you haven't it definitely belongs in your collection. Perfect fit for the topic."


Best What are the best books to include in your bucket list
1Les MisérablesBooks 41 Paid
2Pride and PrejudiceBooks 36 Paid
3Gone with the Wind Books 34 Paid
4The Brothers KaramazovBooks 33 Paid
5The Importance of Being EarnestBooks 29 Paid
6The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 27 Free
7The Secret GardenBooks 26 Paid
8To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 24 Paid
9Sense and SensibilityBooks 20 Paid
10The Picture of Dorian GrayBooks 20 Paid

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