100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, a List from the Amazon Editors

We've spent the last few months having some very interesting meetings....

When we got the idea to put together a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, we thought "how hard could it be?" Answer: it's extremely difficult to winnow down a lifetime of reading into 100 books.

But after a lot of discussion, pleading, reading, rereading, and sometimes outright arguing, we now have our list. You can see it here.

There's also an opportunity for you to join the conversation over at Goodreads, where readers are adding their own favorites and voting on the list that's accumulating. There's some interesting crossover between the two lists, and many of the popular readers' picks are books that we struggled over while creating our list. More on that at another time.

Here's our Editorial Director, Sara Nelson, talking to the Huffington Post about 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. We know you won't agree with all our picks. It's inevitable. But it's also half the fun.


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