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21 Books Everyone Needs To Read Before They Die

BuzzFeed asked a bunch of librarians at New York Comic-Con what books they'd recommend everyone read before they die.

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1. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman

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2. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

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3. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

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4. When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

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5. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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6. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

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7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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8. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, Shannon Watters

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9. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

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10. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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11. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle

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12. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

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13. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

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14. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

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15. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson

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16. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny

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17. Any book by Joe Hill

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18. The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox

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19. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

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20. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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21. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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