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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. General Editor, Peter Boxall
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Peter Boxall offers reviews, author biographies, plot and character assessments and historical information on those books he considers the most important, compelling, or simply the best fiction ever written.
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A #BucketList is a list of all the things you want to do before you die. Like reading this selection of 1001 books, perhaps.


OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2w
jillrhudy I liked the original version of this. Every update seems forced and arbitrary. I think they decided there was too much Western culture and too many men, and some of the replacement books were bizarre, as were the books axed. 1w
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Louise 😂😂😂 1mo
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#1001books #readaroundtheworld So I did a thing. I mostly cleaned up the nationalities from the complete GR list of authors in the tagged book. Then I got a complete list of countries/sovereign states. Then I combined the two. It should be viewable here: https://bit.ly/30y0xg7. Might add column for #readwomen later.

Read harder AND smarter, Littens. I don't know if I'll ever real all 1200+ books, but I want to read as diversely as possible.

Lucy_Anywhere Wow - awesome goal! Good luck 👏 2mo
suvata Impressive list 2mo
merelybookish Cool! Thanks for posting. 2mo
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Eyelit Very cool! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
BookwormM Cool 😎 2mo
BarbaraBB Very cool! Thanks for sharing 💕 2mo
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It is an absolutely gorgeous day today, and thanks to @ValerieAndBooks , I found the Goodreads Google spreadsheet for the tagged book. Sorted it by books that haven't been deleted over the multiple editions, then started tagging those I've already read. 37 of over 1200 😬 but a lot of them are on my TBR anyway, so I think it'll be a fun long-range goal to chip away at! #1001books

Emilymdxn I feel the same! I‘ve been working away at the list for years and feel like I‘ll never get there but it‘s fun either way. What are you thinking of starting with? 3mo
jchawkins @Emilymdxn probably adichie. Calvino, Murakami, and Oz are already favs of mine so those will probably be hit pretty early too. Where are you at right now? 3mo
squirrelbrain I was just gifted this book! I‘ve found the spreadsheet (thank you!) so I‘ll have a look at that after my hols... 3mo
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llwheeler I didn't know there was a spreadsheet, thanks for the tip! I have this list as a long term, no pressure goal too. 3mo
jchawkins @squirrelbrain @squirrelbrain sure thing! So much easier than making the sheet manually... 😅 3mo
Emilymdxn @jchawkins I‘ve been working on it about ten years and I‘m hoping to climb from 19% to 20% total this year - slow but rewarding progress! Ahhh Calvino is my fave too 3mo
jchawkins @Emilymdxn geez, that's dedication! Good for you!! And yay Calvino ♥️ 3mo
Sarahreadstoomuch I‘m working on it too... not sure where I‘m at right now, but it‘s a great list! 3mo
TheEllieMo I have a phone app for these! It has every book that‘s featured in any edition of 1001 Books you must read before you die, 1315 in total. So far I‘ve read 38. Only a few more, then...... 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Welcome to the club 😊🤓!! It‘s fun trying even though I know I probably won‘t get to them all (so far, only 12.7% of all 1315 — the phone app calculates that too) 3mo
Sunraven Goshdarnit, now I want to find the spreadsheet, too. Must ... do ... bookish ... things... 3mo
jchawkins @ValerieAndBooks yeah, idk about you but I'm not aiming to finish them all. I'll read at least every author if I can, but I'll only read an author more than once if I like them, and I've got no qualms bailing if the book isnt my thing. That app sounds great tho... 3mo
jchawkins @Sunraven this is a community of enablers of overcommitting to books! ?(This emoji popped up when I searched "muahaha!"! ?) 3mo
Sunraven It looks like your emoji is truly villainous, since from here it‘s just a question mark. 😆 It‘s made its daring escape! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Trust me, I bail too 😂! And so many of these books are chunksters, too ! 3mo
Lynnsoprano @Sunraven Litsy is a rabbit hole you fell down, like the rest of us 😂 3mo
Sunraven @Lynnsoprano: Took me a while, though ... I failed to get the hang of it late last year when I first joined, but I‘m glad I felt compelled to blather publicly about books again recently. I like this rabbit hole. 😆 3mo
Lynnsoprano @sunraven Welcome to the club 😂 3mo
Sunraven @Lynnsoprano: Glad to be part of it! 😉 3mo
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Started listening to @1001BooksPodcast at the gym tonight! Enjoying it so far! #podcast #1001bookspodcast

1001BooksPodcast Wow! Glad you are enjoying it. New episodes are coming soon! 3mo
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I have absolutely read so much more! I've been reading so many more genres and I've been pushed towards audiobooks just to keep up. Challenges have really pushed me to expand my horizons and of course, nobody minds me talking about books!!!
Thanks, @megabooks for the fun question!!!

Megabooks Excellent answer! It is so nice have met so many bookish people! I enjoy the challenges, too. 😁👍🏻 4mo
CouronneDhiver Yes - you‘re right! I‘ve found some of my very favourite books thanks to my fellow Littens 👍🏽 4mo
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About last night...I became so enthralled with this “big ole book” that I skimmed it from cover to cover. I learned a lot of different things including: I definitely will not and do not want to read all of these particular books; I even decided against some classics I thought I was gonna read; found books I had not heard of that I can‘t wait to read; reading 1 page book reviews is fun. It‘s really worth going through it, I think. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory There are a few people on here who are reading their way through the list. I have a couple of the editions. I love it. 4mo
Joyfulmimi Some things I cannot read about and enjoy because triggers. I was happy to find lots of new books that I did not know about @vivastory 4mo
BarbaraBB I am working my way through this list but are definitely not going to read all of them. It has led me to some great discoveries though, books I never would have learned about otherwise! 4mo
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I‘ve decided to join the #BookFitnessChallenge that @wanderinglynn has set up. Go check out her post and join! Audiobooks and exercise! My goals will be six books and to exercise four times a week (walking, videos, stationary bike, etc). Time to get moving again. Thank you so much @wanderinglynn for setting up this challenge. I really needed the push.

wanderinglynn Yay! Thanks for joining us! 🙌🏻 5mo
Megabooks This sounds awesome! 5mo
jb72 @Megabooks 😎 I hope you join us! 5mo
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jb72 @wanderinglynn Thanks for the challenge! 5mo
saguarosally Yay! 5mo
Kaye 💚 5mo
Erin7 Looks like some great goals 😎
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A new episode is up- a delightful audio diary of our experience doing the #24in48 challenge this last January. We go from over confident to getting the giggles all while reading some great books. Find it at #SoundCloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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@jillannjohn It‘s here. Are we going to do another round?
@Jerdencon @ferskner

Jerdencon I'd like too! 7mo
Chili @Jerdencon So would I!😁 7mo
ferskner Sure! 7mo
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Jerdencon @ferskner @Chili @jillannjohn When do we start up again? I‘ve lost track - should we mail in April? 7mo
jillannjohn I‘ve lost track too. I might need some time to pick out another book! 😬 7mo
ferskner Agreed - should we do some emails with potential picks to see if we've already read them? 7mo
Chili Sounds good to me. I have some choices in mind. 7mo
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#reading1001 if any UK Littens would like any of these 1001 books let me know otherwise they are off to the charity shop. All secondhand all readable but the conditions means these are more read and pass on rather than keep. First come first served 👍😃 this is post 2 of 2

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#reading1001 if any UK Littens would like any of these 1001 books let me know otherwise they are off to the charity shop. All secondhand all readable but the conditions means these are more read and pass on rather than keep. First come first served 👍😃

jhod Very kind offer! Any that you'd particularly recommend? 7mo
BookwormM Well not Auto Da Fe that‘s for sure 🤣🤣 I enjoyed Unless @jhod (edited) 7mo
RachelO I‘d be interested in trying The Kingdom of This World - a few of you gave it great reviews! 7mo
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BookwormM @RachelO send me your address and it‘s yours 👍😃 (edited) 7mo
RachelO @BookwormM Thank you so much 😊. I might actually get back up-to-date on readaroundtheworld! I‘ll email now. 7mo
jhod Great, could I try Unless please then? I just looked up.your review on goodrrads and sounds like my cup.of tea 7mo
jhod Oops, sent too early - I will email you my address, thank you!! 7mo
BookwormM @jhod @RachelO will post your books 2nd class tomorrow hopefully you should get them in a few days 😃👍thank you both for the sweet messages in your emails 7mo
BookwormM @jhod @RachelO hope the books arrive safely I only had paper envelopes and it was terrible rain here yesterday I have now ordered plastic post bags for any future book posting 👍👍 7mo
RachelO Thank you @bookwormm ! I‘m sure it‘ll be ok (I had to buy more jiffy bags yesterday too - reluctantly decided there‘s probably only so many times I can re-use them before they disintegrate!) - I‘ll let you know as soon as it arrives. 7mo
jhod Thanks so much! All safely delivered! 7mo
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Here‘s my #24in48 stack! I realize I have no chance of getting through all of these, but my goals are posted on Insta @ Dreesreads. My goals won‘t fit here 🤣 I am starting at 9pm my time (12 EST, official start time) so I can get some reading in tonight AND go to sleep at a decent time on Sunday!

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Rissreads Bahahaaaa! Your doomed! You wanna hope you live a very long life! 🤣 8mo
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In this minisode, we set our reading and podcast goals for 2019. The ultimate beginning of the year question: how do we organize our reading lives? Any tips? #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts #2019goals

MandaChittles Listening to this now 😊 8mo
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We wrapped up the year with an episode reviewing the best books that we came across in 2018. Some older, but all new to us and all great reads. Check it out! #1001books #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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I was getting ready to mail out my book for #1001books and realize it's the last one for the rotation. Didn't know my group members wanted to do another round or not? What do you think?? @ferskner @Chili @jillannjohn

Chili @Jerdencon I would like to do another round. 9mo
gradcat Wow! That‘s a lot of books to get through in one lifetime! 👍📚😊 9mo
ferskner I'm happy to do another round, but of course had the rotation marked down wrong and thought we were sending next month. Sigh. I'll get it out later this week! 9mo
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jillannjohn I didn‘t realize it was the last round either. Of course I‘m a little bit behind... 9mo
Jerdencon @jillannjohn @Chili @ferskner Do we want to start up again in March to give people time to finish this round and read something else?! Or April? I'm good with whatever works! (edited) 9mo
Chili I‘m good with either March or April. 9mo
ferskner I think sticking to the current rotation would be good! 9mo
Jerdencon @jillannjohn @Chili @ferskner So I guess we will do April, July, October, and January again. Looking forward to it. Happy New Y ear! 9mo
jillannjohn Sounds good. Happy New Year! 9mo
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I am slooowly making my way through the #1001books list. These are 2018s reads towards completion. I will definitely need the rest of my life to get to the end!

hilded Lol, me too! And probably then some 😅 9mo
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(Continued) Here are my other 5-star reads.

The GR Reading 1001 group, our #1001Discoveries PBC, and several Litsy friends who are also attempting the list all helped me make stay motivated and make progress.

If I have to pick an absolute favorite from 2018... I can‘t. 🤷🏻‍♀️

The Breast by Roth was easily the worst. Seriously...wtf is it doing on the list? 😂

I‘m up to 154 books read from the list, so I have a loooong way to go!


RealBooks4ever Fantastic! Heh, “Roth” 😆 9mo
sprainedbrain @RealBooks4ever Have you read it? It‘s literally about a guy who turns in to a female breast. I can‘t even. 😂 9mo
RealBooks4ever @sprainedbrain No, never read Roth! I think he‘s too mid-century-old-white-man kind of writing for me! 😆 9mo
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Freespirit Some great books on your list. I need to read Atonement. 9mo
Liz_M 1001Discoveries PBC? Please explain! 9mo
sprainedbrain @Liz_M sorry! PBC is postal book club... I was in group D and we called ourselves #1001Discoveries. 😃 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, two Hardy and two Wharton! 9mo
vivastory 72! Amazing job, Jenni!! 9mo
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I‘m working on finishing 3 more books before the new year, but none of them are #1001books... so, I‘m doing a wrap up of my progress for 2018.

My goal was to read at least 25 books from the list this year, and I read 72! 😯

Of these, a whopping 22 were 5-star reads for me, and I don‘t think I‘m overly free with 5-star ratings. Listed are half of them. All so good!

I guess I have a lot to say, so my musings are continued in my next post! 😂

Chrissyreadit Wow!!!! 9mo
Daisey Wow! 72 this year is impressive! 🙌 9mo
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I found the #1001books hashtag here and the #Reading1001 group on Goodreads near the end of 2017 and made reading more of these books a goal for 2018. I'm happy to say that I have read and/or listened to 40 books from the list this year. A couple of these were rereads of books I did not have dates for in Goodreads, but most were new to me. They include a few I disliked, but I appreciated something about almost all and truly enjoyed many.

Crazeedi Well done! 9mo
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! 9mo
Daisey @Crazeedi Thank you! 9mo
Daisey @sprainedbrain Thanks! I probably should have mentioned our #1001Discoveries group in this post too, since that added several to my list. 9mo
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See my post below. #1001books

vivastory What were your favorites? 9mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory Of the ones I read this year: The Art of Fielding, Carry me down, Passing, Life and Death of Harriett Frean and Bunner Sisters. 9mo
vivastory I haven't read any of those. I'll have to add them to my list for next year. 9mo
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Cinfhen Woohooooooo🎉🎉🎉I really liked Art of Fielding too @vivastory 9mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I hope you will! 9mo
vivastory @Cinfhen I will definitely check it out soon! I've heard only great things about it. 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 595 out of 1001 books, that‘s impressive! 👏👍 I‘ll be stacking The Art of Fielding 😉 9mo
Amiable @erzascarletbookgasm oh, "The Art of Fielding" is wonderful! ???? 9mo
readordierachel Ah, The Children's Book. I still haven't finished it 😆. Way to go on 595! 9mo
BarbaraBB @readordierachel It bored me immensely 😂 9mo
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This year I have read another 35 books from the list of #1001books to read before you die. Definitely not my best year but my goal is coming closer, I‘ve read 595 of 1001 so far!

vivastory You're over halfway there! 9mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory The complete list consists of 1315 books now but my goal is to read 1001! 9mo
Cinfhen That‘s incredible!!!! I think I‘ve read 45 total 😜maybe more since that list keeps growing 😂😂😂 9mo
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yes it keep growing 😂 but my goal isn‘t: of the now 1315 books there are definitely 314 I never want to read 😂😉😘 9mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha #ThatsFair 😘😘 9mo
Kalalalatja That really is impressive and quite a goal! You go Barbara! 👏👏👏 9mo
sprainedbrain You are my #1001books hero! 9mo
HannaPolkadots What Maisie Knew 💜💜💜 my favorite James novel. 9mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @sprainedbrain Thank you ☺️. My hero is @Liz_M who has read 800+ !! 9mo
LeahBergen Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Susannah Wow, that‘s terrific! Congratulations on such progress. 9mo
Reggie Wow!!! Good job!!! 9mo
TrishB Amazing! Brilliant job. 9mo
batsy Brilliant! What varied reading 😍 9mo
Amiable Nice!! 👍🏼👍🏼 9mo
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB Ha! I‘m in awe of @Liz_M too! 9mo
LauraBeth Wow! 9mo
Daisey Congratulations! 🎉 That is quite a list for the year. 9mo
Liz_M @sprainedbrain At the rate you are audio-booking through the list, you will catch up soon! I'm impressed by @BarbaraBB dedication to the ToB -- I rarely read anything contemporary! 9mo
BarbaraBB @Liz_M I have been in need of a break from too much classics and am really enjoying the contemporary ones at the moment. The mix is perfect for me! 9mo
ValerieAndBooks Very impressive!! I need to count how many I got to this year (not many). Barbara I want to say thank you so much for the package that arrived yesterday. So thoughtful of you. I will post about it as soon as I can get a chance 💖💖💖 9mo
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks You don‘t need to post about it. I am happy it reached you safely 💕😘 9mo
AudreyMorris 595 wow!! 9mo
hilded That‘s a really great number! It will take me years to get there. But I find I enjoy most of the books on the list, so it‘s a great inspiration. 9mo
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Rachbb3 Thank you! ❤ 9mo
Joyfulmimi From one Book Tribe Member to another @Rachbb3 🥰 9mo
Joyfulmimi Don‘t you wish we could like comments on here like on Instagram @Rachbb3 (edited) 9mo
Rachbb3 Yes, that would be better. 9mo
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@jillannjohn It arrived today! I can‘t wait to read it! 😁

jillannjohn Glad it arrived safely. 😀 11mo
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Checking off the books I‘ve read while watching King Lear and His Girl Friday. Not a bad night. 😊

BarbaraBB I love doing this ❤️ 11mo
Avidreader25 @BarbaraBB Me too! I don‘t intentionally read books from the list, but I always end up adding a dozen titles or so when I checked through it. 11mo
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These books have been added to 1001 books to read before you die list as of 2018:

1. The Circle by Dave Eggers
2. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
3. Winter by Ali Smith
4. H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker
5. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
6. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Elimear McBride
7. 10:04 by Ben Lerner
8. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
9. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


EadieB 10 books have also been removed: 1. Forever a Stranger by Hella Haasse 2. The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin 3. Dirty Havanana Trilogy by Pedro Gutierrez 4. Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Marias 5. The Successor by Ismail Kadare 6. Your Face Tomorrow by Javier Marias 7. The Blind Side of the Heart by Julia Franck 8. Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman 9. There But For The by Aaliyah Smith 10. The Children‘s Book by A.S. Byatt. (edited) 11mo
ReadingEnvy I've read six! 11mo
EadieB @ReadingEnvy Very Nice! I‘ve read 237 from the whole list! (edited) 11mo
Gaylagal2 H is for Hawk is fantastic!🤙 11mo
EadieB @Gaylagal2 Good to hear! 11mo
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@Jerdencon This is on its way to you. The other one is a #JB book going to someone.

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My #1001bookswap book is going out on Thursday! Sorry it's a little late but hopefully will get there soon! @jillannjohn @ferskner @Chili

ferskner @jillannjohn @Jerdencon @Chili Mine is also going it a little late. It took me longer to read than I expected (but it's good!) I'll send Priority on Friday. 12mo
jillannjohn I‘m late too! Hope to get it out at the end of the week! @ferskner @Jerdencon @Chili (edited) 12mo
Chili @Jerdencon @jillannjohn @ferskner I‘m a little late too. It will be in the mail Friday. 😁 12mo
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Received this in the mail today from @merelybookish and I love the notecards, but the dark chocolate and Pumpkin Spice stole my heart! ❤️ Pumpkin Spice just means Fall to me. I love, love love it!!
@vivastory I‘m hopeful that I will enjoy this book. 👍🏻


vivastory Nice! I'm looking forward to everyone's thoughts! 12mo
merelybookish Oh good! I thought the chocolate bar could go either way. 😊 12mo
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Today I spent a considerable amount of time comparing the combined Boxall list with the Guardian 1000 list. I discovered that there is an overlap of 470 books. In addition the lists have a lot of authors in common, but disagree on which of their books are list worthy.
The Guardian has a much more extensive SFF section than Boxall, although some of them I would not call SFF at all.
Clearly a good day‘s work. Important info for organising my TBR. 🧐

saresmoore Very important! You make me want to do the same thing! 12mo
BarbaraBB Interesting! I made that comparison once too but it was years ago and I don‘t know whether the Guardian list changes over time like the Boxall does? 12mo
Leniverse @BarbaraBB I don't think they've updated it. The website says it was edited this February, but only to correct spelling. Not really sure when the Guardian list was made. 🤔 12mo
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Leniverse @saresmoore It's a good way of getting to know the lists. I have a clearer idea of my TBR priorities now. 12mo
sprainedbrain I‘m afraid to even look at the list from the Guardian... I‘m already obsessed with the Boxall complete. 😳 12mo
Leniverse @sprainedbrain Because of the overlap there's only an additional 530 books. ? Many of them a different or additional selection of books by authors on the Boxall list. But they have more popular culture classics. And they've set them out in sections: "Love", "War & Travel", "Comedy", "Family and Self", "State of the Nation", "Crime", "SFF". (Actually, they have the whole Discworld series as one entry, so I guess it's more than 530 extra books. ?) 12mo
sprainedbrain @Leniverse OMG, I guess! 😂 What I need is a Goodreads list that already has those 530 books, so I don‘t have to fall down a rabbit hole and spend a whole day on it (like I did originally when I added the complete 1001 to my tbr shelf in GR). 😜 12mo
Leniverse @sprainedbrain I haven‘t made that effort yet, for either list. I just add books as I go along. But I do think I need to do it for the Guardian list. I have a spreadsheet for Boxall, so I have a better overview there. Something for my next day of total procrastination. 🤓 12mo
RealLifeReading I think the Guardian list was out in 2009 12mo
Leniverse @BarbaraBB @RealLifeReading Aha. Maybe they‘ll do a 10th Anniversary update next year! 12mo
BarbaraBB @RealLifeReading Thank you for checking that out! @sprainedbrain @leniverse I may have made that selection of 530 books. I am not sure and I am not having my laptop here at the moment but I‘ll have a look and will let you know! 12mo
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB Oh that would be awesome! Thanks for checking. 😃 12mo
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Kalalalatja I‘m pretty sure you can find The Right Book in one of those! 13mo
vivastory @Kalalalatja About 1,001 of them! 😄 13mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 13mo
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Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 13mo
MStew Love these!! 13mo
Melissa_J I had no idea they‘d been updated. I have the first one. Is there an easy way to know what books have been removed and added from the list? 13mo
vivastory @Melissa_J Yes! If you Google 1,001 books, there is a handy spreadsheet on Goodreads. It has all of the editions listed as well as what has been added & removed. 13mo
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I will be sending the next book your way on Monday @JenP I received your package @RebelReader I'm really looking forward to reading it.
@merelybookish @Chinook

Joyfulmimi Loved that book! 13mo
merelybookish I have the next one to send to @RebelReader. Will try to do that soon! This is our last round! 13mo
vivastory @merelybookish It is! I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't mind starting a new round with the group. 13mo
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vivastory @Joyfulmimi I'm slightly obsessed with it. I have all 3 editions & am planning on getting the new one in October. 😂 13mo
Joyfulmimi @vivastory Book obsession is one of the best things in life 😉 13mo
merelybookish @vivastory I'd be up for another round! 13mo
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I just read on LibraryThing that there will finally be an update of the list of #1001books to read before you die. Only 10 changes were made. New in are, among others, The Circle, The Goldfinch, Winter (Ali Smith), H is for Hawk, Americanah, The Story of the Lost Child and H(A)PPY.

AudreyMorris I saw this on Facebook today, but can‘t find any info on amazon or Goodreads or here on Litsy. Just 10 seems crazy. On the upside, I‘ve read 2 of those 10 and none of the 10 going out. 13mo
BarbaraBB @AudreyMorris I‘ve read 6 of the ones going out and 5 of the ones coming in 😀. On the upside: I am reading 1001 books from the combined lists so my goal is coming 5 books closer 😉 13mo
BarbaraBB @AudreyMorris Arukiyomi, the one mentioning it on LT, is the owner of the app. He is always in contact with the publishers so I think he got the information first hand. 13mo
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AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB I was just wondering about this today! I own two editions and I was thinking about how there hadn‘t been an update in a bit. Thank goodness I have the app! 😄😄 13mo
batsy Hmm! The Goldfinch. Is The Secret History already in included? 😁 (And I hope they create an app for Android 🙏🏽) 13mo
BarbaraBB @batsy Yes, The Secret History is already included 👍 13mo
jillrhudy I need a copy of this! 13mo
ValerieAndBooks So there will be a newer edition of the book? Hopefully the app will be updated too if that‘s what is happening! 13mo
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks the app will be updated as well 😅 13mo
ValerieAndBooks Good to know that about the app 😊! Strange that they‘d make a new edition with so few changes 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
Liz_M @batsy Unfortunately, no. A few years ago Arukiyomi tried a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for an Android app and only a few people were willing to pay for one. 😔 13mo
Liz_M @ValerieAndBooks The 2010 edition only changed 11 books. If they made too many changes it would look like they don't know what they are doing. 😉 😁 13mo
batsy @Liz_M Oh, that's too bad :( 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @Liz_M ha, you do make a good point 😊. I have the reading on the beach cover edition which I always thought was an odd design choice! 😂 13mo
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Exciting news for those reading from this list! Seems there will be a revised version of the book this fall 📚


hilded And for those curious as to which books have been switched in and out, see more info here: http://arukiyomi.com/?p=6545 (edited) 13mo
Leniverse Ooh! 😱 I'm reading the combined lists, so my list just got even longer! 😂 Thanks for the info. 13mo
dariazeoli I just got the last version less than a year ago! I really will be reading till I die! 😁 13mo
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hilded Lol, mine too! The joy of lists 😂 @Leniverse 13mo
hilded Me too! This list is certainly a never ending story 😉😂 @dariazeoli 13mo
minkyb I have an older one as well. I wonder what will be different! 13mo
hilded See my first comment with a link that lists which books have been taken in and out of the list @minkyb. If in fact those are the only changes, there really are quite few considering it's been many years since they last revised the list. 13mo
minkyb Thank you! 13mo
Joyfulmimi Love this list 13mo
hilded Me too @joyfulmini:) 13mo
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A fun little minisode of random book recommendations is up on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and GooglePlay. Check it out! #bookpodcast

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Book-themed destination two- New York Public Library! #nyc #bookvacation

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#1001bookswap jillannjohn this arrived today. Still can‘t tag people.

SilversReviews It seems to work in the comments. I have to check my post to see if it worked in the post. It did...it worked in the post. Give it another try?? (edited) 1y
Chili @jillannjohn It‘s here! 😁 1y
Chili @SilversReviews Thank you! It worked. 1y
jillannjohn Awesome! 1y
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Vacationing in NYC and we definitely went a bit crazy in The Strand today. What‘s the point of travel if you don‘t get some books and book related merch? #vacationbuys #somanytotes

rather_be_reading heck ya!! 1y
arubabookwoman The only thing the Strand is missing are quiet nooks and crannies to sit and sample the merchandise. 1y
1001BooksPodcast @arubabookwoman yes it was a bit crazy in there! 1y
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I couldn‘t pass up this journal the other day! It has become my new book journal with all of my Litsy groups, reading challenges, and reading logs in it. #booklife #bookstagram #reading #journaling #bulletjournal #bujo #greatamericanread #rosequartz #crystal #mala

vkois88 Gorgeous 😍 I love it! 1y
LauraJ Pretty! Pretty! 1y
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mariaku21 What a great saying! Thanks for sharing that! 1y
ErinSueMreads Isn‘t it?? @mariaku21 I fell in love immediately. 1y
vkois88 Heeeeey 😘😘 1y
tammysue Pretty! 😍 1y
Theshadedbuffalo That‘s gorgeous!! 1y
BooknerdsLife Oh its gorgeous! 😍😍 Love it! & Such a beautiful pic! 1y
Chrissyreadit Where???? It‘s beautiful! 1y
Julie123 Pretty 💕 1y
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@JenP I will be sending the next 1001 book your way on Friday. I'm a bit behind.
@RebelReader @merelybookish @Chinook

JenP I was just going to ask when we should be sending. I just finished my book this week. You and I are on the same schedule 1y
merelybookish I have some notes to write but will try to mail off by Friday. 1y
vivastory @JenP Was it the one that I loved? 1y
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vivastory @merelybookish I'm sending along your selection. I've thought about it a lot 1y
merelybookish @vivastory I look forward to your hearing thoughts! 1y
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#1001books friends! I‘d received my copy of the book quite a few weeks ago but have been putting off plunging in as I‘ve been unsure of how to properly chronicle my quest. Today my aunt gave me this journal, and I realized it would be PERFECT. Each place has a full page to write on and space for the dates that you visited on. It will be be the perfect match and I‘m so excited!

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My #1001BookSwap #SEAReaders edition has arrived! Thank you, @Smarkies for sending this, and @BookishMe for the gorgeous journal, too!

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 1y
BookishMe 😊😊 Hope you find the story interesting ;D eager to read your views 1y
Smarkies 👍 able to estimate shipping times now. 😁 1y
BookishMe @Smarkies I just realized you're still waiting for me to send your third (?) received the journal yesterday. Let me speed up some reading homework and send it over the weekend 1y
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Look what I got for $2.40 today!!! I was so excited when I saw it in clearance at HPB. I know I literally grabbed it like a crazy lady! Luckily, I was alone in the section! 🤪🤪

batsy Nice find!! 1y
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Recording night was last night and we got a serious mic upgrade #1001books #bookpodcast #podcast

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Next up...
My #1001bookswap book (hidden under the journal). I‘m pretty excited about this one bc I like the author. @vivastory @Chinook @RebelReader @merelybookish

sofiaga I have the same bookmark and it‘s so true in my own case 1y
JenP @sofiaga ha, mine too 1y
RebelReader That‘s mine so I hope you enjoy it! 😃 1y
ephemeralwaltz Cool bookmark! 1y
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Why do all the holds show up at the same time?

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Yay!! My new read for the #1001bookswap arrived, along with some cute bookends. 😀 Looks like a change of pace from the last book.😏
I will let @Chinook know on Goodreads.
@JenP @vivastory @RebelReader

RebelReader I can use the change of pace. The last one dang near did me in! 😂🤪 1y
LiteraryinLititz What cool bookends! 1y
merelybookish @RebelReader Ha! I told you that book was bonkers! 😛 1y
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Chinook Is it almost time to mail out again? 1y
merelybookish @Chinook Yes, probably. I haven't mailed mine yet. I need to finish some notes first. 1y
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Also I knew it would be big but holy smokes it‘s a BRICK. I‘m pretty sure that by the time I‘m through them all I‘ll look like the guy in the painting! 😅 Can‘t wait to attack it with a highlighter!! Also, any other veterans of #1001books how do you keep track of your reading? I‘m thinking about keeping a journal and highlighting in the book itself...

IamIamIam I'm planning to use it as self defense if necessary! 😂 I took it to the library the other day & made notes about what's available in other libraries in the county! I decided to use little post its until I start going at it in earnest!!! #descentintoMADNESS 1y
Emilymdxn I got given this book as a present when I was about 13 and im not kidding when I say it was my bible for years!!! I still have all the slips of paper where I recorded which ones I‘d read as a teenager. 1y
Jabberwocky @IamIamIam Oooh post it‘s are a great idea!! The weird thing for me is that I rarely use libraries- nothing against them I just tend to keep the books for too long and it ends up being cheaper to just buy it in the first place. This challenge might make me get back into libraries though! 1y
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Jabberwocky @Emilymdxn That‘s so cool! I‘m hoping for the same result one day years from now! 1y
Emilymdxn @Jabberwocky I‘m so excited to see how you find it! Which edition did you get? 1y
TrishB I use a book journal 😁 1y
Kaye I‘m glad you got it and hope you are a Spring Chicken so you‘re around to complete the list. I‘m gonna look like the skeleton long before I‘d complete the list , so I steer clear of it. 1y
Jabberwocky @kaye I‘m 23 so by my math if I live to about 100 I just need to read 4 books a week. I haven‘t gone through the ones I‘ve already read though so 😅🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Jabberwocky @TrishB I think that might be the best way to do this without losing my mind 🙃 1y
Jabberwocky @Emilymdxn looks like I have the 2008 edition. I‘m completely blown away by the number of books! That sounds ridiculous but 1001 is a lot of anything! 1y
sprainedbrain I love the book, but I keep track of my 1001 progress and reviews with the app. It‘s a paid app, but I think it‘s absolutely worth it! 1y
Jabberwocky @sprainedbrain ooooo that‘s ridiculously tempting 1y
sprainedbrain @Jabberwocky it has a fun feature where it figures out if you‘ll be able to finish them before you die, too. 🤣 1y
AnansiGirl Accurate description of every litten ☠️📚 #burymewithmybooks #illkeepreadingevenwhenimdead 😂 1y
ValerieAndBooks Like @sprainedbrain said I also love my copy but the app is great. I look at it at least once a day! 1y
vivastory @sprainedbrain Is the app still only available on iPhone? 1y
vivastory I have a separate note book where I log the ones I've already read & the ones I'm currently reading. In March on Goodreads I started a separate shelf for them with a rating. The online spreadsheet is also really helped, it contains the selections from all of the editions. I'm hoping to finish 1,001 in 6 years. I think I'm currently around in 160. 1y
sprainedbrain @vivastory I‘m not sure. I will send them an email! 1y
AudreyMorris I use a highlighter and ballpoint in the book, use the app, have a Goodreads shelf (which is the least effective because sometimes books are in one volume and I track editions I‘ve read on GR), and also have a spreadsheet that I think came out before the app. 1y
AshleyHoss820 I use the app, I have multiple editions in which I highlight the titles I‘ve read, I have two journals (so far) & like a true glutton for punishment, I‘m re-reading books I‘ve already read & I‘m not counting them until I do...😄😄😄 1y
AshleyHoss820 Also, I make good use of my library‘s inter-library loan (so much so that the librarians all know what I‘m up to and they check my progress...) & I can access my library‘s catalogue at home, so I went through all the books on the app (it‘s close to 1300) to see which books my library had copies of...sadly not many... (edited) 1y
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@RebelReader I received your package. Thanks so much for the gift card! I will definitely be using it soon. I'm definitely eager to get to this selection. Thanks again!
@JenP @merelybookish @Chinook

merelybookish Oooh! Yes. Read it and the LETS DISCUSS. I'm still waiting for my next book. 1y
vivastory @merelybookish I will definitely be reading it in the next couple of weeks. I will message you on Goodreads. Hopefully you receive your book soon! 1y
JenP @merelybookish are waiting for the book from @Chinook I checked in with her on goodreads and she should be sending it on soon (maybe yesterday?). If you don‘t get it in a couple days, check in with her over at goodreads, she isn‘t really on here at all 1y
RebelReader @vivastory I happened to see in one of your posts that you rely on Starbucks and Kerig and it's easier to send Starbucks than it is to send Kcups 1y
merelybookish @JenP Thanks! I figured I would check in with her soon, if I didn't hear from her. 1y
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