72 Books That Will Inspire You Before Your 30s

72 Books That Will Inspire You Before Your 30s

By: Daniel Morales Olea -

Literature allows us to discover different versions of ourselves and nourishes our otherness. We unearth new realities, new truths and lies, and we are capable of deciphering hidden meanings. Throughout the life of most avid book lovers, we see there are many transcendental works waiting to be read, but these 72 literary masterpieces are a must before reaching 30. 

This decade is when momentous decisions take place, and having these 72 companions will ease the way.

Book lover intro

100 Years of Solitude (1967) -Gabriel García Márquez

The Sound and the Fury  (1929) - William Faulkner

Le Petit Prince (1943) - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J.D. Salinger

Our Lady of the Assassins (1994) - Fernando Vallejo

1984 (1949) - George Orwell

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) - Ray Bradbury


Book lovers burn

The Prince (1513) – Niccolò Machiavelli

The Savage Detectives (1998)  - Roberto Bolaño

Guardian Devil
(1964)  - Xavier Velasco

Fictions (1944) - Jorge Luis Borges

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None  (1883)  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Rayuela (1963)  - Julio Cortázar 

The Doors of Perception (1954) - Aldous Huxley


Book lovers imagination

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) - Milan Kundera

Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bonds (2005)  - Zygmunt Bauman

On the Road (1957) - Jack Kerouac

In Cold Blood (1965) - Truman Capote

Pedro Páramo (1955) - Juan Rulfo

Mist
(1907) - Miguel de Unamuno

The Road (2006) - Cormac McCarthy


Book lovers the road

For Whom The Bell Tolls (1940) - Ernest Hemingway

No One Writes to the Colonel  (1961)  - Gabriel García Márquez

The Baron in the Trees (1957) - Italo Calvino

The Red and The Black (1830) Stendhal

Metamorphosis (1915)  - Franz Kafka

The Stranger (1942) - Albert Camus

Lolita (1955) - Vladimir Nabokov


Book lovers Lolita

Ana Karenina (1877) - León Tolstói

Blue (1888)  - Ruben Darío

Deserted Cities (1982) - José Agustín

The Divine Comedy (1313) - Dante Alighieri

The Iliad and the Odyssey - Homer

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) - Julio Verne

The Tin Drum (1959) - Günter Grass


Book lovers gunther

Macbeth (1611) - William Shakespeare

The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities (1554) - Anonymous

The Picture of Dorian Grey (1890) - Oscar Wilde

Steppenwolf (1927) - Hermann Hesse

Animal Farm (1945) - George Orwell

Dracula (1897) - Bram Stoker

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) - Douglas Adams


Book lovers guide to the galaxy
 

Ham on Rye (1982) - Charles Bukowski

Siddhartha (1922) - Hermann Hesse

Tom Sawyer (1876) - Mark Twain

Lord of the Flies (1954) - William Golding

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) - Junot Díaz

City of Glass (1985) - Paul Auster 

The Pillars of the Earth (1989) - Ken Follett


Book lovers pillars

The Magic Mountain (1924) - Thomas Mann

Blindness (1995) - José Saramago

At the Mountains of Madness (1936) - H. P. Lovecraft

The Witness (2004) - Juan Villoro

Mirrors (2008) - Eduardo Galeano

Crime and Punishment (1866) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

High Fidelity (1995) - Nick Hornby


Book lovers movies

Naked Lunch (1962) - William Burroughs

Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795) - Marquis de Sade

Madame Bovary (1856) - Gustave Flaubert

The Perfume (1985) - Patrick Süskind

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994) - Haruki Murakami

Mrs. Dalloway (1925) - Virginia Woolf

The Old Man and the Sea (1952) - Ernest Hemingway


Book lovers man and sea

The Night Trilogy (1955) - Elie Wiesel

The Name of the Rose (1980) - Umberto Eco

Oliver Twist (1837) - Charles Dickens

Alice in Wonderland (1865) - Lewis Carroll

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) - Tom Wolfe 

The Emperor (2002) - Ryszard Kapuściński

Atonement (2001) - Ian McEwan

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) - Robert Louis Stevenson

The Lord of the Rings (1954) - J. R. R. Tolkien

 

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