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20 Books You Should Read In Your Twenties

because movies are overrated.

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1. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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This book is a classic, and I believe everybody should read it whether you're in your twenties or not, but I believe being in your twenties is the best time to read this book. It is a story filled with romance, and hatred, and life and death.

3. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green

If you haven't heard of John Green I highly suggest checking out his youtube channel that he shares with his brother Hank, vlogbrothers. John has a few other books, they are all amazing, and this one is no acceptation.

4. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

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Another classic that I think everybody should read because it is timeless and is a story of jealousy, which is totally applicable to your twenties, minus the death.

5. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

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I had to read this book in my English class in university, and usually I hate the books teachers give us to read, but this one I loved. It is about a boy named Alex, who is basically crazy. He loves violence in all forms. He gets sent to prison, and agrees to have experiments tested on him to change his personality. I don't want to give anymore away, you'll just have to read it for yourself.

6. The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling

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Okay, so this is a series most of you have probably read in your childhood, but reading it in your twenties is a whole different experience. I found that rereading it in my twenties made me look at this series in a different light, and somehow it got even more amazing.

8. The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins

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For those of you that haven't read the books, you've probably watched the movies, but I personally think that they don't do the books any justice. They may be targeted to a more young audience, but this is still one of my favourite series.

9. Into the Wild - John Krakauer

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This is another book from my english class that I actually enjoyed. It is a coming of age story about a guy who really just wants to find himself, which I think a lot of us can relate to at this age.

10. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

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I initially read this book because at the time my dad was in Afghanistan, and I knew this took place in Afghanistan, and my friend had told me about how I need to read it. And she was right, I think this is a book everybody needs to read.

13. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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This was another book I had read in high school, but it was by far my favourite out of all the ones that we were assigned to read. It gives you an insight on life in the 1930's.

14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

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This book is one that you definitely have to be fully immersed in to get the full effect of the book, and if you are it is an amazing experience.

16. Room - Emma Donoghue

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I love this book because of how powerful it is. It is sad, and riveting. Also, it is from the point of view of a 5 year old, and it takes a little while to get used to, but after you do it is amazing.

18. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

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Well John Green has made the list twice now so if that doesn't tell you anything about how amazing his books are, then nothing will. But seriously, read it, and try not to cry, I dare you.

20. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

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This book is actually kind of an biography of the author, Jeannette. It is a story of her childhood, and how she was practically homeless all her life. Reading this made me learn to not take anything for granted.

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