30 Books to Read Before You're 30

As a bonus item on my 30 by 30 list, I'm aiming to read this list 30 books to read before you're 30 (from Huffington Post):


  • The Dream of a Common Language, by Adrienne Rich
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, by Tom Robbins
  • The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
  • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Collection of Essays, by George Orwell
  • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, by Alice Munro
  • Native Son, by Richard Wright
  • Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan
  • Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera
  • Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
  • Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant
  • Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse
  • The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity, by Dave Eggers
  • How Should a Person Be?, by Sheila Heti
  • Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  • Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, by Grace Paley
  • Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion
  • Letters to a Young Contrarian, by Christopher Hitchens
  • A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
  • The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing
  • Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin
  • Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley
  • A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf
  • Birds of America, by Lorrie Moore
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