10 Books You Should Read Before You Die

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The following is a list of ten books that are sure to provide hours of entertainment.

10. To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird
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This story takes place in the segregated South during the Great Depression and is told through the eyes of a six-year-old, whose father is a defense attorney for a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman.

To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer prize.
-This story earned a place in the high school English curriculum. But, in 2018, Duluth (MN) Public Schools removed it along with another classic (The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin) because people were complaining about the books’ racist language and questionable cultural appropriateness.

9. Little House on the Prairie

Little House On The Prairie
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Ok, raise your hand if you had no clue there was a Little House on the Prairie book. Most people over a certain age know about the TV show, but very few, including myself, probably know there’s a book as well.

Anyway, the story is about a pioneer family’s struggle to build a life for themselves on the American Frontier in the 1870s.

FUN FACT: There’s a movie, too! It was a made-for-television film that served as the pilot to the TV series.

8. Pride and Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice
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Just like To Kill a Mockingbird, you were probably required to read this book in your high school English class as well. And, if that’s the case you might–and we can’t stress that word enough–remember the storyline. If you’re like me, then you probably forgot what the book was all about, so here’s a recap:

Basically, Pride and Prejudice is about courtship, love and the patriarchal marriage market in Georgian England. When some eligible bachelors arrive in the neighborhood, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett work hard to prepare their five daughters for wifehood. As a result, this story is interwoven with wit, humor and plenty of life lessons.