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Monday, August 12, 2013

1001+ books to read before you die. The list.


As a librarian everyone is always asking me for lists of books they should read.  I am not very well read beyond the YA novels that I consume every year so I am always looking for lists of good books.  Here is one that is actually over 1300 books long.

I actually have no idea who compiled this list.  Perhaps it is a conference of scholars or maybe just a few geeky college kids sitting around making lists of books.  I don't know.

Lest you think I am more well read than you, I've only read 90 books on this list. Many, many of them I do want to read.  Many I've never heard of.  :)

Happy reading!

4 comments:

  1. How sad! I've read many of the French ones(in French) while in college, but NOT by choice. :)

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    1. I know. As soon as someone tells me that I HAVE to read a book i suddenly get all negative on reading it. I even feel that way about book club selections some months. But how scholarly of you to read these classics in French!

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  2. I've only read 5. Not many of the others seem interesting to me. It would be interesting to find out who created the list.

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  3. What a great book, I hope it isn't full of classics only :-)

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