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Hi Lit
I am a complete /lit noob.
What are the first 50 books I should read?
To put it into perspective, I just finished reading 1984. I have just begun dracula.
I am reading on the bus when I go to and fro work.
I read lord of the flies & brave new world in school, so no need for those ones.
Beyond these, I haven't literally read nothing.
So give me your most basic 50-100 books to give me a decent base to work with!
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>>7615572
Good on you friend! This is a decent list http://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/oct/12/features.fiction Basically just read the ones you've heard of first, then come back her when you want advice for more.
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You have to show that numbers mean something to you when you can finish something, not much different from eating at a buffet.
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>>7615581
thanks! this looks like a good starting point.
desu i feel like my mind is fucking pleb tier since i haven't read anything
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>>7615572
start with short stories

And dracula is so boring...
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>>7615600
Don't worry about it mate, just be excited you have so many fantastic novels to read! Most of us have already read them; I wish I could go back and read them for the first time again.

Some "easier" big popular novels might be stuff like:
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Lolita
Pride and Prejudice
The Catcher in the Rye
Wuthering Heights
Heart of Darkness
Gulliver's Travels
Catch-22
The Grapes of Wrath
The Stranger
Great Expectations
A Tale of Two Cities
Beloved

Some big popular novels that I think are legitimately fantastic are:
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
War and Peace
The Brothers Karamazov
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Les Miserables

I'd stick to the "easier" ones until you start getting a bit sick of them, then perhaps move onto something like Anna Karenina. Basically read what appeals to you and that challenges you a bit but not so much you get frustrated, just enough that you feel that "wow" moment while reading.
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>>7615618
i will read everything on that list and come back in like 1 years time lol.
basically i spend about 10 hours a week on the bus. so 10x52 = 520 hours.
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>>7615629
Sounds fun.

Yeah I had to commute long distances in my youth and I read so much. on the train. Long commutes suck but at least reading makes it fun/productive.

Enjoy the books, and if you find yourself really disliking one, don't force yourself to read it. It's perfectly okay to dislike a classic.
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OP, see: >>7604403
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