More book lists

I blogged about the list discussion on Fiction_L and totally forgot that I'd saved this review of the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. (for the complete list, go here)

As with all of these lists, I fall appallingly short. Perhaps if I take a job that requires less "younger" reading, I might do better. For now, though, I'll have to feel comfortable not being "well read" in 20th century literature.


Anonymous said...

I am a total library junkie – I am there 4 days in a week! I would usually scour the library shelves and borrow books from authors from my days in college and high school --- I would read contemporary authors like James Patterson or more classic ones like James Joyce. If you're looking for book lists, I recommend this reading journal I found called “Read, Remember, Recommend” from http://www.bibliopages.com -- it’s just this great little resource with Awards Lists (including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Los Angels Times Award for Fiction and National Book Award for Fiction), Notable lists (Oprah’s book club is one of them) and Author Pages. It’s really helped organize my reading. (I’ve finished half of the Awards list) Check it out – reading becomes so much more enjoyable with it.

Anonymous said...

You might be interested in heading over to Arukiyomi's blog and picking up a copy of the new version of Arukiyomi's 1001 books spreadsheet.

Along with some cool new features, there are lists of both the revised 1001 books and those that were removed from the new 2008 list.

Happy reading!