Amazon's 100 books you need to read to live a literary life


On Tuesday, February 4, Amazon revealed its list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. Chosen by the Amazon Books editors, the list is "a roadmap of a literary life without making it feel like a homework assignment," Sara Nelson, editorial director of print and Kindle Books at said in a statement. The process to narrow this list down to 100 wasn't easy. The team "passionately debated and defended the books we wanted on this list."

Two Canadian titles made the list: Alice Munro: Selected Stories by Alice Munro and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Amazon said the list will change with the times and will be updated regularly. This inaugural list has a wide array of books, from fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. Which means we have to ask: how many have you read?

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