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What Books Will We Remember in 100 Years?

With F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby on top of bestseller charts and in movie theaters this week, one reader wondered: What contemporary books will we remember in 100 years?

Reddit readers from around the globe offered suggestions about the books that they think will be read for another century. Below, we’ve created one of our literary mixtapes–linking to free samples of the suggested books.

What books would you add to this sprawling list? If you want to know why we still remember The Great Gatsby, read Haruki Murakami’s inspiring essay about the book.

 Books Readers Think We Will Remember in 100 Years

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

White Noise by Don DeLillo

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The World According to Garp by John Irving

The Stand by Stephen King

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Excellent cassette tape photo via Kumar McMillan.

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