30 Books to Read Before You Die

Read an Ebook Day is today (September 18). This list from the OverDrive team of book nerds & librarians will help you decide what to read next … whatever format you choose. Print  and audio/eaudio books are great, too. So many good books, so little time.


  • Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America by Ayaz Virji with Alan Eisenstock
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  • The Source by James A. Michener
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
  • Shrill by Lindy West
  • The Hike by Drew Magary
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • Faithful Place by Tanna French
  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • This Is Motherhood by Jill Koziol and Liz Tenety
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
  • The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
  • Misery by Stephen King
  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert


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