1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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So I stumbled upon this list on Pinterest earlier today (also available below) and have spent the past half hour going through it. All 1001 entries. It’s from the book of the same name, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

And as an English Literature graduate, I’m ashamed to say my total only came up to 48!! I’m starting to regret those years of briefly skimming books so I had just enough knowledge to churn out an essay. So I can’t count the dozens of books that I couldn’t quite classify as having read (even if I intimately know the plots and can probably pull out a good quote if asked). That’s my excuse. I know there are a lot of these lists out there with varying entries (although respected book critics have evidently provided the entries for this particular book), and not reaching a high number…

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