Amazon Says You Should Read These 100 Books: Critical Linking, September 14

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Hidden away in the books department on, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by the Amazon Books editors. The list is impressive and covers a large span of time, weaving together classics like Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations with more modern options like The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.


Roald Dahl, the author of the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, apparently had different plans for his protagonist: he wanted Charlie to be black. According to his widow, Liccy Dahl, and his biographer, Donald Sturrock, “It was his agent who thought it was a bad idea when the book was first published to have a black hero.”

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I had no idea about a lot of this…

I’m currently jealous of everyone in the UK because a bed & breakfast called Llety Cynin offers a Harry Potter-inspired tea time, and it looks incredible enchanting.

I want a real Hogwarts Express. Can someone get on that?