In pursuit of quality titles for my summer reading list, I stumbled upon image after image of book staircases. Imagine! Given that the average staircase has 12 steps, as of today, my imaginary staircase would sport these titles (in alphabetical order): Beloved, Jane Eyre, Lolita, The Age of Innocence, The Awakening, The Bell Jar, The Color Purple, The Great Gatsby, The Handmaid's Tale, The Joy Luck Club, The Scarlet Letter, and The Sound and the Fury.
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Which 12 books would you choose for your own stairway to heaven?