1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List ➷ [Reading] ➹ 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List By James Mustich ➬ – Thomashillier.co.uk Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the , plus titles it Celebrate the pleasure of to read eBook ´ reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the , plus titles it recommends Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children s books, history, and books to read Before You Die ranges across 1,000 books ePUB ½ cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this But it s not a proscriptive list of the great works rather, it s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage Flip it open to any page and be books to read Kindle Õ transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton There are nuts and bolts, too best editions to read, other books by the author, if you like this, you ll like that recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate Add it all up, and in fact there are than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned a life changing list for a lifetime of reading.


10 thoughts on “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

  1. Bradley Bradley says:

    1,000 Books to Kill You.7 2 18 By request, I counted how many of these I ve actually read.The number, as of today, sits at a modest 205.This is NOT a challenge for me I have cherry picked about 20 30 books out of this reference book to look into at a future date, and I am NOT planning on finding all the rest Original Review I don t know if this list is quite as life changing as it purports, but I will grant it this It is very eclectic and a wide reaching list of true classics interspersed 1,000 Books to Kill You.7 2 18 By request, I counted how many of these I ve actually read.The number, as of today, sits at a modest 205.This is NOT a challenge for me I have cherry picked about 20 30 books out of this reference book to look into at a future date, and I am NOT planning on finding all the rest Original Review I don t know if this list is quite as life changing as it purports, but I will grant it this It is very eclectic and a wide reaching list of true classics interspersed with the best of the best B List books you ve probably never heard of or you might have heard in passing before they slipped beneath the waves of all the other books on the high seas.That being said, this book is a beautiful doorstopper Enormous, picturesque, fully annotated and researched, and each book is picked with love.Do I have any issues with this tome Perhaps There is a pretty obvious bias to it that may not be fully realized because of the preponderance of outright classics herewithin The unknowns are generally packed to the gills with 30 s to 50 s popular books.It wasn t obvious to me until fairly late into my reading, from first to last page, alphabetical by author, because the old classics were heavily represented and the new modern classics are also there like quota victims You know, like the random science text, a book or ten on travelogues, or ones that kind of surprised me like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Quicksilver, and Underground Railroad Others are a gimmie like Hitchhiker s Guide and Harry Potter even Among Us But for the most part, the heaviest weight of the books belong to the beginning of the Baby Boomers The kinds of books that might have been on the shelves of that generation s parents Growing dusty and perhaps picked up right at the time that those children hit their 20 s.I m not saying this is wrong or that this list of a thousand books to read before you die ought not to be targeted to this aging population Indeed, that sounds about right They might pick this up and be proud of themselves as they go, Hey I read that I know I did I ve probably read around a 1 3 of these books, myself I also made a huge list of books I want to read, too, sinking my To Read shelf to new and unplumbed depths.Alas.Still, I m quite happy to have read this Even with the reservations And not all books tickled my fancy by a long shot but it was very fun to browse.I just ask one thing Did SF just peek its head out during the 30 s and 50 s and then just GO AWAY or something So silly There are only a FEW SF books in here Definitely a major failing


  2. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    The breakdown of what s in here is roughly as followsNovels 382Memoir autobiography 154Short stories 40Religion 10Children s 47Plays 36Travel 33History 72Biography 32Essays 35Poetry 38Other including all the sciences 118It doesn t add up exactly, because of my bad counting SOME OTHER RANDOM OBSERVATIONS This is a gorgeous book it s so diverse one s little head is spinning I think you probably need it It is true that Mr Mustich s enthusiasm for each and every one of th The breakdown of what s in here is roughly as followsNovels 382Memoir autobiography 154Short stories 40Religion 10Children s 47Plays 36Travel 33History 72Biography 32Essays 35Poetry 38Other including all the sciences 118It doesn t add up exactly, because of my bad counting SOME OTHER RANDOM OBSERVATIONS This is a gorgeous book it s so diverse one s little head is spinning I think you probably need it It is true that Mr Mustich s enthusiasm for each and every one of the thousand ish books here often sounds like a publisher s blurb Unique in the genre when it appeared, Stranger in a Strange Land compels immersive reading with its suspense and grace, and had immense cultural fallout during the 1960s It continues to absorb, entertain and jostle readers todayThe force of Rushdie s prose is so propulsive, the currents of story within story so transporting, that each page is a further winding of the crank on an enormous jack in a box that explodes again and again with the wonders of living that history can never contain.Philosophical profundities and everyday realities, petty jealousies and pregnant poetry are conjured one after the other with subtle intelligence and art Forster s masterful absorption of the colours, tones and shadows of life and language provides an almost symphonic literary score that lifts the details of his characters and their actions into some new dimension that sets this book apart in manner, mood and mystery from any other you have read There are so many memoirs autobiographies, 95% of which I had never heard of, some are by people who played sports, and those I will not be reading I wasn t expecting that There is a lot of science, food and gardening As we can see from the almost 50 children s books, like The Secret of the Old Clock, Little House in the Big Woods, Little Bear, Goodnight Moon,etc, this is not a big list for all adults to plough through religiously I m a bit suspicious about whether James Mustich has really read all of this stuff I know, heresy But ignoring the easy peasy lemon squeezy stuff, there is a LOT of big fat fundamentals of human thought type material here Has JM really read All the Bible, ALL the Koran, ALL of Proust, Ulysses, The Magic Mountain, The Tale of Genji, War Peace, Black Lamb Grey Falcon, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Godel Escher Bach, Freud, Marx, the complete stories of Clarice Lispector sound of reviewer slumping to the ground Of the 380 or so novels, I have read 131 and only disliked 13 so that s a good hit rate There are a great number of oddball choices here I noticed no Handmaid s Tale, no James Baldwin except his essays , no Last Exit to Brooklyn, no Martin Amis, no Paul Auster, no George Gissing, no Bernhard, no Pilgrim s Progress, but he does have room for House Made of Dawn by N Scott Momaday, All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West, Fer de Lance by Rex Stout and The Spare Room by Helen Garner, none of which I had heard of Well, I could go on like this.There are also some pulpy choices he includes companionably, so we can have a good laugh now and then So in these pages you will find The Da Vinci Code, The Firm by John Grisham, The Silence of the Baa Lambs and From Russia with LoveSo, The Da Vinci Code but no Last Exit to Brooklyn, hey What a joker.But this is nit picking I will be finding why didn t I already know about this books in here for a long while to come Brilliant


  3. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    I thought this might be useful for those who like lists but have been condemned to live only one life That s a tough break In this beautiful 1000 Books volume there are included about 380 novels Now some of them are monstrous, like A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys 1100 pages But I spotted a handful that are actually under 200 pages each I mean, to make it into a guide like this they must have something going for them, you would think, so it s a new year revolution of mine to r I thought this might be useful for those who like lists but have been condemned to live only one life That s a tough break In this beautiful 1000 Books volume there are included about 380 novels Now some of them are monstrous, like A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys 1100 pages But I spotted a handful that are actually under 200 pages each I mean, to make it into a guide like this they must have something going for them, you would think, so it s a new year revolution of mine to read these quickies because I, too, have been condemned to live but one single life A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines The Quiet American Graham Greene The Haunting Of Hill House Shirley Jackson The Pursuit Of Love Nancy Mitford Einstein s Dreams Alan Lightman Heat And Dust Ruth Prawer Jhabvala A Rage In Harlem Cheter Himes The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne The All Of It Jeanette Haien The Spare Room Helen Garner Offshore Penelope Fitzgerald Clear Light Of Day Anita Desai The Moving Toyshop Edmund Crispin O Pioneers Willa Cather Navigator Of The Flood Mario Brelich The Bridge Of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder The Loved One Evelyn WaughSome famous names that I never did get round to, maybe because I thought they were all 700 page epics But they aren t


  4. Leonard Gaya Leonard Gaya says:

    One of the quiet delights of any bibliophile is to wander between the shelves of a library sometimes one s private collection, and sometimesextensive public libraries or bookshops , examine the backs of books, feel the grain of their covers and,often than not, read the back cover blurbs, in careful search of the next read Making lists of books to read is a hopeful by product of this obsession James Mustich s book provides a sort of blurb orgy, with a blend of to read before you d One of the quiet delights of any bibliophile is to wander between the shelves of a library sometimes one s private collection, and sometimesextensive public libraries or bookshops , examine the backs of books, feel the grain of their covers and,often than not, read the back cover blurbs, in careful search of the next read Making lists of books to read is a hopeful by product of this obsession James Mustich s book provides a sort of blurb orgy, with a blend of to read before you die list fetishism, so pervasive on the internet see right here Popular 100 Books To Read Before You Die Shelf.A few of the books in this selection are unavoidable highbrow, no brainer classics Homer, Dante, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Dickens, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Hugo, Flaubert, Proust, Joyce, Mann But Mustich, a man who made his career as a librarian and publisher in Connecticut, also has some surprises in store, from a wide variety of genres, times and places illustrated children books, contemporary political or historical essays, graphic novels, cookery books, poetry, travelogues, memoirs, spirituality, crime fiction or philosophy Some of these choices or omissions are indeed questionable and might well become a bit outdated in quite a short time But all in all, there you have it a full library to keep you reading all the way to the grave The full list is available on the companion website 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.As for me, I have picked up a shorter and probably less impressive list, which are patiently waiting on the shelves of my library to be opened, either again or for maybe half of them for the first time with an asterisk on the titles I intend to read or re read, rather sooner than later A Abbott Flatland Achebe Things Fall Apart Allende The House of the Spirits Aristophanes Clouds Austen Pride and Prejudice , Emma B Beauvoir The Second Sex Beckett Molloy Boccaccio The Decameron Bola o 2666 C Bront Jane Eyre E Bront Wuthering Heights Burgess A Clockwork Orange C Casanova History of My Life Chaucer The Canterbury Tales Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday D Dawkins The Selfish Gene Dickens Bleak House, Great Expectations , A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov E Eiseley The Immense Journey Eliot Middlemarch Eliot The Waste Land Ellison Invisible Man Emerson Essays and Lectures Erasmus Praise of Folly F Faulkner The Sound and the Fury , As I Lay Dying , Absalom, Absalom Fielding Tom Jones Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby Flaubert Madame Bovary , Sentimental Education Ford The Good Soldier Frank The Diary of a Young Girl Freud The Interpretation of Dreams G Goethe Faust Gogol Dead Souls Golding Lord of the Flies H Hammett The Maltese Falcon Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter Heller Catch 22 Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea , A Farewell to Arms Herodotus The Histories Hugo Les Mis rables I, J Ishiguro The Remains of the Day H James The Portrait of a Lady W James The Varieties of Religious Experience Joyce Ulysses Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections K Keegan The Face of Battle Kerouac On the Road Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions L Lee To Kill a Mockingbird Levi Strauss Tristes Tropiques London The Call of the Wild Lowry Under the Volcano M Mann The Magic Mountain Marias Your Face Tomorrow Milton Paradise Lost Mistry A Fine Balance Mitchell Gone With the Wind Morrison Beloved Murdoch The Sea, The Sea Musil The Man Without Qualities P, Q Pascal Pens es Perec Life A User s Manual Plutarch s Lives The Travels of Marco Polo Proust In Search of Lost Time Pynchon Gravity s Rainbow R Rand Atlas Shrugged Rimbaud Illuminations Roth American Pastoral Rousseau Confessions Rushdie Midnight s Children S Sacks The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Saint Simon Memoirs Salinger The Catcher in the Rye Solzhenitsyn The Gulag Archipelago Sophocles Antigone, Oedipus Rex Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Sterne Tristram Shandy Stoker Dracula T Tao Te Ching Thackeray Vanity Fair Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War Tocqueville Democracy in America Tolstoy War and Peace , Anna Karenina Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn W Walker The Color Purple West Black Lamb and Grey Falcon Wharton The Age of Innocence Whitman Leaves of Grass Woolf To the Lighthouse , Mrs Dalloway Wyndham The Day of the Triffids X, Y, Z Yourcenar Memoirs of Hadrian


  5. Jill Hutchinson Jill Hutchinson says:

    OK, bibliophiles, drop everything you are reading and grab this massive reference of the greatest books ever written according to the author You will probably find some of your favorites missing but you will also agree with many of his choices It may also surprise you that some are totally unfamiliar.He covers everyone from Aristotle to Virginia Woolf to James Thurber to Rex Stout to Jane Austen The book is arranged alphabetically by author, with a short description but not necessarily the p OK, bibliophiles, drop everything you are reading and grab this massive reference of the greatest books ever written according to the author You will probably find some of your favorites missing but you will also agree with many of his choices It may also surprise you that some are totally unfamiliar.He covers everyone from Aristotle to Virginia Woolf to James Thurber to Rex Stout to Jane Austen The book is arranged alphabetically by author, with a short description but not necessarily the plot , other books by the author, other authors books which are similar and might be of interest, and, in some cases a couple of lines describing something unusual interesting about the author.It is a huge book 900 pages but you will fly through it Naturally, you will skip over some of the choices which are of no interest to you whatsoever for me it was mathematics and ancient Greeks But it just flows so smoothly that you will suddenly find yourself on page 400 and wonder how you got there so fast.A must for the avid readerhighly recommended


  6. Carol Carol says:

    E galley generously provided by the Author, James Mustich, Netgalley and workman Publishing Pub date October 2, 2018 Are you a bibliophile If the answer is a resounding yes, then this book is a must for you From the opening quote by Virginia Woolf, How Should One Read a Book to its last pages acknowledgments, of indexes and checklist for you track your progress if you wish, 1,000 Books To Read Before Your Die A Life Changing List is the best I ve read of its ilk James Mustich s introduct E galley generously provided by the Author, James Mustich, Netgalley and workman Publishing Pub date October 2, 2018 Are you a bibliophile If the answer is a resounding yes, then this book is a must for you From the opening quote by Virginia Woolf, How Should One Read a Book to its last pages acknowledgments, of indexes and checklist for you track your progress if you wish, 1,000 Books To Read Before Your Die A Life Changing List is the best I ve read of its ilk James Mustich s introduction provides a fine blueprint as to purpose and organization of its pages Even at 1000 books readers will wonder at what is chosen and what is not You ll find old favorites and hopefully new gems to add to your reading pleasure Citing the genre, date of publication, edition, awards, other titles by the author, further reading, adaptations I particularly found valuable the what to try if you liked this title feature First addition TBR list, Eric Ambler s A Coffin for Dimitrios 1,000 Books To Read Before Your Die A Life Changing List could be read straight through but can also be dipped in and out of, savoring the offerings in any way you choose Though I listed this as finished reading on August 2nd, I certainly will be picking it up again It is a book that will grace my shelves for reference when in need of a good read Will it change my life Perhaps not, but I m willing to let it try


  7. Faith Faith says:

    The author s goal was to make this book expansive in its tastes, encompassing revered classics and commercial favorites, flights of escapist entertainment and enlightening works of erudition I think he succeeded, in that his list of 1000 books is mucheclectic than similar lists I have seen I loved that about this book, because I am always looking for books about which I have never heard The book covers both fiction and nonfiction, and a wide range of genres, including children s , ad The author s goal was to make this book expansive in its tastes, encompassing revered classics and commercial favorites, flights of escapist entertainment and enlightening works of erudition I think he succeeded, in that his list of 1000 books is mucheclectic than similar lists I have seen I loved that about this book, because I am always looking for books about which I have never heard The book covers both fiction and nonfiction, and a wide range of genres, including children s , adventure, travel, poetry, gardens, diaries and letters, art, nature and history.I have a PDF ARC of this book which, unfortunately, will vanish into the ether in a few days, but I d like to own a copy of this book It has over 900 pages and is beautifully illustrated with covers, pictures of the authors and illustrations from some editions of the books In addition to the main 1000 books, it also references over 6000 additional titles and 3000 authors Each book is accompanied by a brief section that lists other books by that author, further reading on the topic, similar books to try, and TV and film adaptations Each book is introduced by a brief essay For example The Collected Essays by James Baldwin are, and will remain, acute inquiries into the moral and political quandaries of our being, regardless of the age in which they are read About P re Goriot by Honor de Balzac In the portent of things to come, Goriot s private tragedy is given greater resonance by the reverberations of the teeming milieu that surrounds it About Simone de Beauvoir She possessed a prodigious ability to synthesize matter and meaning across disciplines in ways that prove revelatory and profound The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin If you can imagine a plot that has imbibed too much champagne, you ll have some idea of the giddy pleasures of this classic 1946 mystery Philip K Dick A fellow with one foot in the pulp literature that he loved and the other in esoteric tracts from the great savants and seekers of Western and Eastern traditions Founding Brothers by Joseph J Ellis In fluent prose enlivened by his splendid eye for the physical characteristics of his protagonists, Ellis renders each episode with a dramatic flair and keen insight into the characters of the players and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton it stands among the best novels ever written about the unraveling of individual destinies in the seductive and enduring bear pit of New York society At the end of the book is a complete checklist of the main 1000 There are also shorter specialized lists with titles that tend to be too cute and often not descriptive enough like Animal World, Mind Expanding, Soul Food, War Stories, A Long Climb, But What a View, and Offbeat Escapes.I really liked this book a lot.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher


  8. Lou Lou says:

    This is an excellent resource and unmissable for any real bibliophile I already have a ridiculous amount of books on my to be read list both on Goodreads and on the bookshelves in my bedroom but I am always looking forThere are a lot of interesting titles featured here I very much appreciated the way it was set out too There are books from across the genres and era s meaning it will appeal to a multitude of people Each title has information about the plot and the author and are arra This is an excellent resource and unmissable for any real bibliophile I already have a ridiculous amount of books on my to be read list both on Goodreads and on the bookshelves in my bedroom but I am always looking forThere are a lot of interesting titles featured here I very much appreciated the way it was set out too There are books from across the genres and era s meaning it will appeal to a multitude of people Each title has information about the plot and the author and are arranged alphabetically which is appealing.I have no doubt that I will refer back to this time and time again Recommended.Many thanks to Workman Publishing Company for an ARC I was not required to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


  9. Krista Krista says:

    Let me say what already should be obvious 1,000 Books to Read Before You Dieis neither comprehensive nor authoritative, even if a good number of the titles assembled here would be on most lists of essential reading It is meant to be an invitation to a conversation even a merry argument about the books and authors that are missing as well as the books and authors included, because the question of what to read next is the best prelude to evenimportant ones, like who to be, and how toLet me say what already should be obvious 1,000 Books to Read Before You Dieis neither comprehensive nor authoritative, even if a good number of the titles assembled here would be on most lists of essential reading It is meant to be an invitation to a conversation even a merry argument about the books and authors that are missing as well as the books and authors included, because the question of what to read next is the best prelude to evenimportant ones, like who to be, and how to live Such faith in reading s power, and the learning and imagination it nourishes, is something I ve been lucky enough to take for granted as both fact and freedom it s something I fear may be forgotten in the great amnesia of our in the moment newsfeeds and algorithmically defined identities, which hide from our view the complexity of feelings and ideas that books demand we quietly, and determinedly, engage.Near the end of 2012 I made a bold goal for myself read and review one hundred books per year for ten years, thereby releasing into the world one thousand examples of what I thought about something, available to those who do and do not know me, for as long as there s an Internet Starting at the beginning of 2013, I read my thousand titles a littlequickly than anticipated, takinglike seven years to complete the project, and to memorialise the effort, I chose 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die A Life Changing List to mark the 1000th book Turns out, this was an interesting choice to have made, forcing me to consider whether I had chosen the right books to have spent my time with would I have somehow benefitedfrom following a list like James Mustich s life changing one And ultimately, I think the answer to that is no I followed my own interests over the years, finding recommendations here on Goodreads and elsewhere such a lovely warren of rabbitholes and serendipitous stumblings and even where the books I read were less than satisfying, I have enjoyed wording those opinions, too And as for 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die itself, I really enjoyed Mustich s scholarship and enthusiasm regarding his own personal list, and while I appreciate that he writes that this list is neither comprehensive nor authoritative , I found quite a few titles that I will be adding to my own TBR list Totally intriguing and worthwhile.In his introduction, Mustich writes that his guiding principle while assembling his list was, What if I had a bookstore that could only hold 1,000 volumes, and I wanted to ensure it held not only books for all time but also books for the moment, books to be savored or devoured in a nightDeclaring his metaphorical bookstore to be a browser s paradise , this quite long work 882 pages of very fine print ach, the eye strain might better suit a dipping in and out approach, but even reading straight through as I did, I never found the material to be dull or plodding Mustich includes everything from children s books to philosophical treatises, and while I was interested to read each entry, his interests don t quite match my own my personal list wouldn t be so heavy on celebrations of life in small English villages, definitive accounts of this and that war, old comic travelogues, odes to French food and Italian culture, the ratiocination brought to bear by great detectives on unsolvable murders, or biographies of American presidents On the other hand, I was fascinated by the many books Mustich features on storytelling and art and how they shape not only reflect both culture and consciousness In that vein, I hope to get to the following Study Is Hard Work by William H ArmstrongAlthough schoolwork in this digital age may require new generations to pursue the spirit rather than the letter of Armstrong s directives, there is no doubt that the qualities of mind that his book fosters will be relevant to readers for as long as thought remains the currency of learning.The Geography of the Imagination by Guy DavenportReeducating our eyes, metaphorically speaking, is Davenport s program precisely, as he wends his graceful way through the ideas of writers, thinkers, and artists in essays that are discursive, witty, learned, and bold, filled with enough ideas per page to keep one thinking for a week This is the kind of book that makes us better readers,curious,perceptive, andlikely to discover connections ourselves.Adam s Task by Vicki HearneHearne s pages are alive with an exhilarating intellectual energy They bring T S Elliot, Wittgenstein, and Dickens together with an Airedale named Salty, a crazy horse named Drummer Girl, and a bull terrier named Belle to enhance our understanding of morality, authority, responsibility, orthodoxy, dignity, courage, and, not least, language itself.Cultural Amnesia by Clive JamesThis massive, sprawling, quirky exploration of one man s humanistic vocation leaves us not only with a remarkable reading list, but with a thinking list as well In its idiosyncratic way, it s a book you can t put down, and will never exhaust.The Art of the Personal Essay, Edited by Phillip LopateEach piece is alive with the confidences and consolations of an ideal of imaginary friendship, the kind in which another s predilections and perceptions illuminate and expand upon our own.The Story of My Teeth by Valeria LuiselliThe underlying subject of Luiselli s book is how value and meaning attach themselves to art and literature in other words, how stories shape significance and its overriding spirit is one of invention, exhilaration, and delight.Of Mustich s one thousand titles, I have read one hundred and sixty three in their entirety, read portions of another ten or so collected works and holy books , and read other works from some of his selected authors from Agatha Christie and Albert Camus to Sinclair Lewis and Ali Smith Some of his choices would not be on my own curated list of essential reading The Da Vinci Code or Gone Girl and some that I treasured in my youth Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance or On the Road , I suspect, might not be as meaningful to me today But, this variety does reflect Mustich s aim to have in his imaginary bookstore something for everyone There are many books here that I ve always meant to read The Second Sex or The Gormenghast Trilogy , and to indulge myself further, I ll list a fewbooks I hope to get around to Possession by A S Byatt.Eyewitness to History, Edited by John Carey.Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry Garrard.Conversations With Glenn Gould by Jonathan Cott.Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming.The Spare Room by Helen Garner.Forests by Robert Pogue Harrison.Independent People by Halld r Laxness.Confessions of a Philosopher by Bryan Magee.At Swim Two Birds by Flann O Brien.A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell.All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West.Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama.The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead.The Quest for Corvo by A J A Symons.Hermit of Peking by Hugh Trevor Roper.That ought to get me well on my way to my next thousand reads


  10. Mila Reads Alot ☕ Mila Reads Alot ☕ says:

    Great selections of books to choose to read next.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *