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Best 100 Books To Read Before You Die

Anyone who tries to compile a book list is doomed to failure. But I must do it. I think I have a good mix of fiction and non fiction here. There is all levels of reading on this list from Dr Seuss and Beverly Cleary, to The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and Aristotle. Some have multiple volumes. Some should be reread continually, like the first four on the list. After you read through this list you can consider yourself fairly educated.
  1. The Holy Bible
  2. The Book of Mormon
  3. The Doctrine & Covenants
  4. The Pearl of Great Price
  5. The History of Joseph Smith By His Mother, Lucy Mack Smith
  6. History of the Church, Joseph Smith
  7. 1776, David McCullough
  8. The Real George Washington, National Center for Constitutional Studies
  9. The Real Thomas Jefferson, National Center for Constitutional Studies
  10. The Real Benjamin Franklin, National Center for Constitutional Studies
  11. John Adams, David McCullough
  12. The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
  13. Joseph Smith Rough Stone Rolling, Richard Lyman Bushman
  14. Narnia Series, CS Lewis
  15. The Great Divorce, CS Lewis
  16. Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis 
  17. The Gift of Fear, Gavin De Becker
  18. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About..., John R. Lee
  19. O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
  20. The Story of Liberty, Charles Carleton Coffin
  21. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini 
  22. The Naked Communist, Cleon Skousen
  23. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph From The Frontiers of Brain Science, Norman Diodge
  24. The Burning Within, Ranelle Wallace 
  25. Life Everlasting, Duane S. Crowther
  26. Summer of the Monkeys, Wilson Rawls 
  27. Tuck Everlasting. Natalie Babbit 
  28. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  29. The Book of Virtues, William Bennett 
  30. The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day, Scott O'Dell 
  31. A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L'Engle 
  32. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  33. America, Last Best Hope Vol. I & II, William Bennett
  34. The Three Pillars of Zion, Larry Barkdull 
  35. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott 
  36. The First 2000 Years, Cleon Skousen
  37. The Third Thousand Years, Cleon Skousen 
  38. The Fourth Thousand Years, Cleon Skousen 
  39. The 5000 Year Leap, Cleon Skousen
  40. A History of the English Speaking Peoples 5 Volumes, Winston Churchill
  41. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 6 Volumes, Edward Gibbon
  42. Teachings of Joseph Smith, Joseph Fielding Smith 
  43. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens 
  44. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens 
  45. Grimms Fairy Tales 
  46. Andersens Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen 
  47. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes
  48. Common Sense: The Call To Independence, Thomas Paine
  49. The Well Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer 
  50. Financial Peace Revisited, Dave Ramsey
  51. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, Dave Ramsey 
  52. Who Stole My Cheese?!!, Ilene Hochberg
  53. The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton , James Madison, and John Jay
  54. The Anti Federalist Papers, Patrick Henry, Samuel Byron, Robert Yates 
  55. Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell 
  56. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain 
  57. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  58. A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain
  59. The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare 
  60. My Bondage and My Freedom, Fredrick Douglas
  61. Democracy in America. Alexis Tocqueville
  62. The Great Republic, Sir Winston Churchill 
  63. The Oregon Trail, Francis Parkman
  64. Women and Men on the Overland Trail, Jack Mack Faragher
  65. A Patriot's History of the United States, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
  66. Lives of the Signers of the Declaration Of Independence, BJ Loosing, Published by Wallbuilders 
  67. Rules of Civility, George Washington 
  68. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  69. Slouching Towards Gomorrah, Robert Bork 
  70. The Ramona Collection, Beverly Cleary
  71. Otis Spofford, Beverly Cleary
  72. Ralph Mouse Collection, Beverly Cleary 
  73. Parenting With Love and Logic, Cline & Fay 
  74. I Don't Have To Make Everything All Better, Gary & Joy Lundberg 
  75. So You Want to Raise a Boy?, Cleon Skousen 
  76. Lehi in The Desert, Hugh Nibley
  77. The BFG, Roald Dahl 
  78. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder 
  79. Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder 
  80. How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler, Charles Van Doren
  81. Jesus The Christ, James A. Talmadge 
  82. A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, LeGrande Richards
  83. The Miracle of Forgiveness, Spencer W. Kimball 
  84. The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Hearts and Homes, James Ferrell
  85. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict, The Arbinger Institute
  86. Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes, Gordon B. Hinckley 
  87. The South Beach Diet, Dr Arthur Agaston, MD
  88. Key To The Science of Theology, Parley P Pratt 
  89. How to Be Totally Miserable: A Self hinder Book, John Bytheway
  90. Three Against Hitler, Rudi Wobbe, Jerry Borrowman
  91. The Naked Communist, Cleon Skousen 
  92. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, Boyd K. Packer 
  93. The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way, Joy Hakim
  94. The Fire of the Covenant, Gerald Lund 
  95. Work and The Glory, Gerald Lund 
  96. The Republic, Plato 
  97. Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
  98. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr Seuss
  99. The Four Loves, CS Lewis 
  100. Whatever Happened To Penny Candy?, Richard J Maybury
  101. The Trumpet of the Swan, EB White
Now, I know I will not have included every good book, but that should keep you busy for a while! Several of these authors have many good books, and if you get especially intrigued by one chase down others. Good luck with these 100 books to read before you die! What would you add?
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