There’s not­hing qui­te as satis­fy­ing as sett­ling down with an exhilara­ting new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to bin­ge-read, the­re are cer­tain litera­ry stap­les that every biblio­phi­le should read at least *once* in their life­time — plus, it doesn’t hurt that you can some­ti­mes score the­se clas­sic novels on Ama­zon for a mere pen­ny. So befo­re you pick up the latest sum­mer rom-com at the gro­ce­ry store, here are 30 adult books you should con­si­der adding to your rea­ding list first.

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