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1001: Books You Must Read Before You Die: You Must Read Before You Die | Peter Boxall
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Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.
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We‘ve got a fun little book recommendation episode for you. These are our favorite books that cameo to our lives in 2019. #yearinreview #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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Finally, as part of my year end wrap up, here are the 30 books I read from the #1001books list in 2019. It‘s not quite as many as I was hoping for, but I did manage to read my #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown book every month, a few of the books of the month for that group, a few with Litsy readalongs, and a few random choices.

#1001Discoveries #Genji #Hugonuts #ReadColdBlood
#2019Stats #ReadingStats

Scochrane26 I would try some of the list or other lists, but there‘s just some books I‘m never going to be willing to read. It‘s a great goal though, & I have worked on more classics. 2w
Cinfhen 🙌🏻❣️#TBRtakedown 😁 2w
Daisey @Scochrane26 Thanks, and I completely understand. I will never get through all of these, and there are some I have no desire to read. I like that it gives me a wide variety of books to read and an interesting group of people with whom to discuss those books. 2w
CafeMom Great graphic. I wish I could do that. 2w
Daisey @CafeMom This is actually just a screenshot of my bookshelf on Goodreads in cover grid format on a square background. I lucked out that I read 30 books and it came out in even rows. 2w
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Hey, friends! I‘m itching to do another buddy read of a big, fat classic tome, but not sure what book to tackle. I‘ve gained so much from the discussions and group insights in the past.

I‘ve tagged a few former buddy readers, but no pressure. Anyone who‘s interested, please feel free to jump in with ideas!

CSeydel I have Middlemarch on my list for this year, if anyone‘s interested 2w
Lindy I‘m planning to read a 437-page Canadian children‘s classic along with @TheBookHippie through the month of January and you are welcome to join us: 2w
Moray_Reads It's an obvious one and I don't know if you've already read or attempted it but On Search of Lost Time is one big outstanding hurdle for me 2w
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Lcsmcat I‘m interested! And like @Moray_Reads says, Proust is one I need to tackle. @booksnchill and I are going to start in February I think, if you‘re interested. Two more that I want to read are War and Peace and Don Quixote, so I‘ll join you on either of those that you decide to read. Tag me for any, as I get more out of the big ones if I‘m discussing them with others. (edited) 2w
saresmoore @CSeydel I read Middlemarch last year and it was wonderful! @Lindy That is one of my all-time favorite books! ♥️ 2w
saresmoore @Moray_Reads @Lcsmcat Yes to Proust! That one intimidates me! I‘d love to join you and @Booksnchill in February. I‘d also like to do War & Peace at some point and am due for a reread of Don Quixote. 2w
AmyG Uncle Tom‘s Cabin has been on my pile for awhile. But I would be interested in joining in for whatever. Unless it‘s Russian. Not a fan of Russian lit. 2w
Desha I‘m interested! I also have War and Peace and Proust in my TBR stack! Also interested in Middlemarch! Thanks for reaching out with ideas! ❤️📚❤️ 2w
Lindy @saresmoore That‘s good to hear. Now I‘m even more excited about starting Emily of New Moon tomorrow. I read Stephane Heuet‘s French graphic novel adaptation of Proust‘s A la recherche du temps perdu some years ago and, while I enjoyed the story, I feel like I never want to revisit it. Kind of like The Tale of Genji. But like Genji, it‘s definitely worthwhile to do it once. 2w
saresmoore @AmyG Ha! Noted! I won‘t tell you how many giant Russian classics I have on my shelves. 🙈 2w
TheBookHippie I‘m reading a chapter a day join if you want 2w
Cathythoughts I‘m not sure what ye have done so far , but I‘ll keep an eye out. I would love to join in for a new year challenge 👍🏻❤️ 2w
LauraBeth Would love to do a buddy read! I‘ve never read Tolstoy or Proust... 2w
saresmoore @TheBookHippie Thank you! I did Les Mis last year and it was quite the adventure. I hope you enjoy, er, get a lot out of it! 😅 2w
saresmoore @LauraBeth I‘m intimidated by facing all of Proust in one go, so might just start with Swann‘s Way and see what happens? It‘s been many years since I read Anna Karenina and I would love to do a buddy read of that and/or War & Peace. 2w
saresmoore @Cathythoughts I will keep you posted! 2w
TheBookHippie I‘ll keep you posted -I read a lot of classic literature. Who knows what I‘ll pick up this year yet!!! The children‘s one I do is pure zen! 2w
LauraBeth I‘m game for Anna Karenina (I think that‘d be a better entry point into Leo for me 😀). 2w
Liz_M I am probably the only person on the planet that wants to read the tagged book. I don't know why, but it's been calling to me for the past year or two. 2w
saresmoore @Liz_M Oh, I would love to read that! 2w
LeahBergen I‘ve been thinking of reading some Gaskell, Trollope, or Hardy this year. 🤔 I‘m always up for a buddy read with you! 😘 2w
saresmoore @LeahBergen Yes to all of those! Well, I'm hesitant on Hardy, only because I've bailed on at least two of his over the years. 😬 But, it might be good to add to my perspective when I'm reading Proust. Which Gaskell and/or Trollope are you leaning toward? 2w
LeahBergen @saresmoore I‘ve been eyeing Gaskell‘s North and South and thinking I‘d start with Trollope‘s first novel in the Barchester series, The Warden. I‘m easy though! As for Hardy, @shawnmooney raved about Under the Greenwood Tree and I‘ve been wanting to give it a whirl. 😄 2w
LeahBergen As for Proust, I‘ve read Swann‘s Way and would like to be inspired to carry on with the others! 😆 2w
saresmoore @LeahBergen You know a @shawnmooney recommendation will always convince me. I meant to read The Warden last year and just didn‘t get around to it, so I‘d love to start with that one! North and South is wonderful—I‘ve read it a couple of times, but have yet to read Wives & Daughters. 2w
LeahBergen @saresmoore I have Wives and Daughters, too, so I could always read that one first if I see you picking it up. 😄 2w
ValerieAndBooks A chunkster classic read along would be great. There are so many 😅 and several good suggestions already. I‘m interested in any of them except Anna Karenina because I‘ve already read it (so many books so little time). Let me know what you decide!! 2w
arubabookwoman I‘d love to join a Proust group read. I got about half way through (4?? books) several years ago, but I feel I would need to reread from the beginning. Are you doing one book per month, every other month or tbd? @Lcsmcat @Booksnchill @Moray_reads 2w
Lcsmcat @arubabookwoman I think the plan for Proust is one every other month, starting in February. @saresmore and @leahbergen I‘m always up for Hardy, Gaskell or Trollope. Tag me and if I haven‘t read it yet I‘d love to read along. I‘ve read more of Trollope‘s Palliser novels than the Barchester, ones, so I‘m definitely up for that. 2w
sisilia Hi @saresmoore I will be reading Don Quixote in May with my IRL Chunkster Book Club in Singapore. I created a group of the same name in Goodreads and will use that as a discussion point. And also, I‘m keen on Proust 😍 Please count me in @Moray_Reads @Booksnchill @Lcsmcat @arubabookwoman 2w
Booksnchill Checking in here- I may have gotten the Proust ball rolling and am thrilled to have any company. I think @Lcsmcat couldn‘t start until Feb and I was fine with that as I have some preliminary books on Proust to read in January. My thought was doing the 6 volumes of the new translation (2 of the shorter books are combined) one every 2 months or something like that - I have read Swann‘s Way twice and enjoyed it! @arubabookwoman (edited) 2w
sisilia Which edition are you referring to? @Booksnchill 2w
sisilia Let me know when you are ready for Middlemarch @CSeydel 😘 2w
batsy I'm in the same #bigclassicmood but feel so frustrated because it won't be till after the 10th that I'll have some quiet time. I'm planning on Don Quixote... Wanted it to be my NY read but I think I'll push it to Feb. And I'd love to read War & Peace and also Moby Dick... Too ambitious for one year? 😂 2w
batsy @LeahBergen @saresmoore Please give me a shout for any of these... I'd love to join if I can. I've been meaning to read the Barchester series, too. And I have to read North and South this year, I've been putting it off! 2w
LeahBergen @batsy I‘ve been putting them both off for too long! Let‘s do it! 2w
Moray_Reads @batsy war and peace is fabulous 2w
batsy @LeahBergen Yaaaaas! *Sparta war cry* 😂 2w
batsy @Moray_Reads I loved Anna Karenina! I'm looking forward to War & Peace. 2w
andrew61 I will be interested to see what you choose. 2w
Suet624 I would join for War and Peace. 2w
vivastory I'd be interested in War & Peace, especially since I just received a gorgeous 3 volume Everyman's Library set 2w
vivastory @sisilia I think that @Booksnchill is referring to the new penguin editions. Lydia Davis translated the first one 2w
vivastory @Lcsmcat @arubabookwoman I would be interested in the Proust buddy read 2w
Lcsmcat @vivastory The Proust is hosted by @Booksnchill , I‘m just joining in. 2w
Lcsmcat @saresmore @vivastory @Suet624 @batsy @leahbergen Count me in for War and Peace! It‘s been sitting on my Kindle calling to me for ages. 😀 2w
vivastory @Lcsmcat Okay, thanks! 2w
Booksnchill @vivastory awesome- yes the Pendergast edited translations each is translated based on the latest french revisions - I say the more the better the information we can exchange- I think we have one who is reading in the original french! 2w
emilyhaldi Thanks for including me!!! I would love to join for Wives and Daughters and War & Peace sounds intimidating but I'm up for a try! Trying to decide if I could realistically fit any Proust into my life at the moment ... 😅 2w
emilyhaldi @CSeydel @sisilia I‘m definitely interested in Middlemarch!!! 2w
sisilia @vivastory Thanks, Scott. I‘ll check out the new Pendergast edited version 🥰 2w
BookJunkie77 I‘m interested in tackling Anna Karenina 2w
saresmoore @batsy Of course it‘s not too much! 😅How would you and @LeahBergen feel about starting The Warden January 15? Is that too soon? 2w
saresmoore @emilyhaldi I‘m really reconsidering my capacity for Proust this year... 😬 But I‘d say Wives & Daughters and War & Peace are definites. 2w
LeahBergen @saresmoore Sure! That would work for me. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve enjoyed our buddy reads last year! Count me in, depending on the book, I may join. Otherwise I won‘t be able to tackle those chunksters on my own. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm @CSeydel @sisilia holler me for Middlemarch. I‘ve been wanting to read it since last year! 2w
ReadingEnvy I‘m going to host two readalongs this year - one will be Ducks, Newburyport but I‘m not sure of the other. I might go back as far as The Odyssey but have also contemplated 2w
Centique @saresmoore I‘m planning on reading Swann‘s Way this year too so let me know if you decide to read that 😊 1w
Centique @Booksnchill now I‘ve read this convo through properly, can I ask to join in on your Proust read? Do you mind if I only step in for the first volume? 😊 1w
Booksnchill @Centique all who are interested are welcome- My plan is Swann‘s Way in February. I don‘t plan to have anything very organized just let people put up their thoughts or I like to add some history, commentary, context and pictures (Proust is full of those). Drop in and out as you would like- this really started when I posted my 2020 personal challenge! Glad to have you! (edited) 1w
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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 👍🏻📚😊 4mo
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. 4mo
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Louise 😂😂😂 5mo
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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 👏 6mo
suvata Impressive list 6mo
merelybookish Cool! Thanks for posting. 6mo
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Eyelit Very cool! Thanks for sharing! 6mo
BookwormM Cool 😎 6mo
BarbaraBB Very cool! Thanks for sharing 💕 6mo
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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? 6mo
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? 6mo
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... 6mo
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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. 6mo
jchawkins @squirrelbrain @squirrelbrain sure thing! So much easier than making the sheet manually... 😅 6mo
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 6mo
jchawkins @Emilymdxn geez, that's dedication! Good for you!! And yay Calvino ♥️ 6mo
Sarahreadstoomuch I‘m working on it too... not sure where I‘m at right now, but it‘s a great list! 6mo
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...... 6mo
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) 6mo
Sunraven Goshdarnit, now I want to find the spreadsheet, too. Must ... do ... bookish ... things... 6mo
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... 6mo
jchawkins @Sunraven this is a community of enablers of overcommitting to books! ?(This emoji popped up when I searched "muahaha!"! ?) 6mo
Sunraven It looks like your emoji is truly villainous, since from here it‘s just a question mark. 😆 It‘s made its daring escape! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks Trust me, I bail too 😂! And so many of these books are chunksters, too ! 6mo
Lynnsoprano @Sunraven Litsy is a rabbit hole you fell down, like the rest of us 😂 6mo
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. 😆 6mo
Lynnsoprano @sunraven Welcome to the club 😂 6mo
Sunraven @Lynnsoprano: Glad to be part of it! 😉 6mo
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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! 7mo
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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. 😁👍🏻 8mo
CouronneDhiver Yes - you‘re right! I‘ve found some of my very favourite books thanks to my fellow Littens 👍🏽 8mo
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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. 8mo
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 8mo
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! 8mo
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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! 🙌🏻 9mo
Megabooks This sounds awesome! 9mo
jb72 @Megabooks 😎 I hope you join us! 9mo
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jb72 @wanderinglynn Thanks for the challenge! 9mo
saguarosally Yay! 8mo
Kaye 💚 8mo
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! 11mo
Chili @Jerdencon So would I!😁 11mo
ferskner Sure! 11mo
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Jerdencon @ferskner @Chili @jillannjohn When do we start up again? I‘ve lost track - should we mail in April? 11mo
jillannjohn I‘ve lost track too. I might need some time to pick out another book! 😬 11mo
ferskner Agreed - should we do some emails with potential picks to see if we've already read them? 11mo
Chili Sounds good to me. I have some choices in mind. 11mo
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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? 11mo
BookwormM Well not Auto Da Fe that‘s for sure 🤣🤣 I enjoyed Unless @jhod (edited) 11mo
RachelO I‘d be interested in trying The Kingdom of This World - a few of you gave it great reviews! 11mo
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BookwormM @RachelO send me your address and it‘s yours 👍😃 (edited) 11mo
RachelO @BookwormM Thank you so much 😊. I might actually get back up-to-date on readaroundtheworld! I‘ll email now. 11mo
jhod Great, could I try Unless please then? I just looked up.your review on goodrrads and sounds like my cup.of tea 11mo
jhod Oops, sent too early - I will email you my address, thank you!! 11mo
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 11mo
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 👍👍 11mo
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. 11mo
jhod Thanks so much! All safely delivered! 11mo
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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! 🤣 12mo
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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 😊 12mo
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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. 13mo
gradcat Wow! That‘s a lot of books to get through in one lifetime! 👍📚😊 13mo
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! 13mo
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jillannjohn I didn‘t realize it was the last round either. Of course I‘m a little bit behind... 13mo
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) 13mo
Chili I‘m good with either March or April. 13mo
ferskner I think sticking to the current rotation would be good! 13mo
Jerdencon @jillannjohn @Chili @ferskner So I guess we will do April, July, October, and January again. Looking forward to it. Happy New Y ear! 13mo
jillannjohn Sounds good. Happy New Year! 13mo
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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 😅 12mo
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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” 😆 13mo
sprainedbrain @RealBooks4ever Have you read it? It‘s literally about a guy who turns in to a female breast. I can‘t even. 😂 13mo
RealBooks4ever @sprainedbrain No, never read Roth! I think he‘s too mid-century-old-white-man kind of writing for me! 😆 13mo
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Freespirit Some great books on your list. I need to read Atonement. 13mo
Liz_M 1001Discoveries PBC? Please explain! 13mo
sprainedbrain @Liz_M sorry! PBC is postal book club... I was in group D and we called ourselves #1001Discoveries. 😃 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, two Hardy and two Wharton! 13mo
vivastory 72! Amazing job, Jenni!! 13mo
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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!!!! 13mo
Daisey Wow! 72 this year is impressive! 🙌 13mo
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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! 13mo
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! 13mo
Daisey @Crazeedi Thank you! 13mo
Daisey @sprainedbrain Thanks! I probably should have mentioned our #1001Discoveries group in this post too, since that added several to my list. 13mo
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See my post below. #1001books

vivastory What were your favorites? 13mo
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. 13mo
vivastory I haven't read any of those. I'll have to add them to my list for next year. 13mo
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Cinfhen Woohooooooo🎉🎉🎉I really liked Art of Fielding too @vivastory 13mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I hope you will! 13mo
vivastory @Cinfhen I will definitely check it out soon! I've heard only great things about it. 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 595 out of 1001 books, that‘s impressive! 👏👍 I‘ll be stacking The Art of Fielding 😉 13mo
Amiable @erzascarletbookgasm oh, "The Art of Fielding" is wonderful! ???? 13mo
readordierachel Ah, The Children's Book. I still haven't finished it 😆. Way to go on 595! 13mo
BarbaraBB @readordierachel It bored me immensely 😂 13mo
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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! 13mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory The complete list consists of 1315 books now but my goal is to read 1001! 13mo
Cinfhen That‘s incredible!!!! I think I‘ve read 45 total 😜maybe more since that list keeps growing 😂😂😂 13mo
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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 😂😉😘 13mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha #ThatsFair 😘😘 13mo
Kalalalatja That really is impressive and quite a goal! You go Barbara! 👏👏👏 13mo
sprainedbrain You are my #1001books hero! 13mo
HannaPolkadots What Maisie Knew 💜💜💜 my favorite James novel. 13mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @sprainedbrain Thank you ☺️. My hero is @Liz_M who has read 800+ !! 13mo
LeahBergen Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Susannah Wow, that‘s terrific! Congratulations on such progress. 13mo
Reggie Wow!!! Good job!!! 13mo
TrishB Amazing! Brilliant job. 13mo
batsy Brilliant! What varied reading 😍 13mo
Amiable Nice!! 👍🏼👍🏼 13mo
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB Ha! I‘m in awe of @Liz_M too! 13mo
LauraBeth Wow! 13mo
Daisey Congratulations! 🎉 That is quite a list for the year. 13mo
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! 13mo
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! 13mo
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 💖💖💖 13mo
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks You don‘t need to post about it. I am happy it reached you safely 💕😘 13mo
DreesReads 595 wow!! 13mo
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. 12mo
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DeleteAcct Thank you! ❤ 13mo
Joyfulmimi From one Book Tribe Member to another @Rachbb3 🥰 13mo
Joyfulmimi Don‘t you wish we could like comments on here like on Instagram @Rachbb3 (edited) 13mo
DeleteAcct Yes, that would be better. 13mo
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@jillannjohn It arrived today! I can‘t wait to read it! 😁

jillannjohn Glad it arrived safely. 😀 1y
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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 ❤️ 1y
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. 1y
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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) 1y
ReadingEnvy I've read six! 1y
EadieB @ReadingEnvy Very Nice! I‘ve read 237 from the whole list! (edited) 1y
Gaylagal2 H is for Hawk is fantastic!🤙 1y
EadieB @Gaylagal2 Good to hear! 1y
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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. 1y
jillannjohn I‘m late too! Hope to get it out at the end of the week! @ferskner @Jerdencon @Chili (edited) 1y
Chili @Jerdencon @jillannjohn @ferskner I‘m a little late too. It will be in the mail Friday. 😁 1y
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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! 1y
merelybookish Oh good! I thought the chocolate bar could go either way. 😊 1y
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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! 1y
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? 1y
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. 🤔 1y
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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. 1y
sprainedbrain I‘m afraid to even look at the list from the Guardian... I‘m already obsessed with the Boxall complete. 😳 1y
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. ?) 1y
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). 😜 1y
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. 🤓 1y
RealLifeReading I think the Guardian list was out in 2009 1y
Leniverse @BarbaraBB @RealLifeReading Aha. Maybe they‘ll do a 10th Anniversary update next year! 1y
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! 1y
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB Oh that would be awesome! Thanks for checking. 😃 1y
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Kalalalatja I‘m pretty sure you can find The Right Book in one of those! 1y
vivastory @Kalalalatja About 1,001 of them! 😄 1y
BarbaraBB 😍😍 1y
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Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 1y
MStew Love these!! 1y
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? 1y
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. 1y
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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! 1y
merelybookish I have the next one to send to @RebelReader. Will try to do that soon! This is our last round! 1y
vivastory @merelybookish It is! I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't mind starting a new round with the group. 1y
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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. 😂 1y
Joyfulmimi @vivastory Book obsession is one of the best things in life 😉 1y
merelybookish @vivastory I'd be up for another round! 1y
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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.

DreesReads 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. 1y
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 😉 1y
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. 1y
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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! 😄😄 1y
batsy Hmm! The Goldfinch. Is The Secret History already in included? 😁 (And I hope they create an app for Android 🙏🏽) 1y
BarbaraBB @batsy Yes, The Secret History is already included 👍 1y
jillrhudy I need a copy of this! 1y
ValerieAndBooks So there will be a newer edition of the book? Hopefully the app will be updated too if that‘s what is happening! 1y
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks the app will be updated as well 😅 1y
ValerieAndBooks Good to know that about the app 😊! Strange that they‘d make a new edition with so few changes 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
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. 😔 1y
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. 😉 😁 1y
batsy @Liz_M Oh, that's too bad :( 1y
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! 😂 1y
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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) 1y
Leniverse Ooh! 😱 I'm reading the combined lists, so my list just got even longer! 😂 Thanks for the info. 1y
dariazeoli I just got the last version less than a year ago! I really will be reading till I die! 😁 1y
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hilded Lol, mine too! The joy of lists 😂 @Leniverse 1y
hilded Me too! This list is certainly a never ending story 😉😂 @dariazeoli 1y
minkyb I have an older one as well. I wonder what will be different! 1y
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. 1y
minkyb Thank you! 1y
Joyfulmimi Love this list 1y
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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) 2y
Chili @jillannjohn It‘s here! 😁 2y
Chili @SilversReviews Thank you! It worked. 2y
jillannjohn Awesome! 2y
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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!! 2y
arubabookwoman The only thing the Strand is missing are quiet nooks and crannies to sit and sample the merchandise. 2y
1001BooksPodcast @arubabookwoman yes it was a bit crazy in there! 2y
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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! 2y
LauraJ Pretty! Pretty! 2y
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mariaku21 What a great saying! Thanks for sharing that! 2y
ErinSueMreads Isn‘t it?? @mariaku21 I fell in love immediately. 2y
vkois88 Heeeeey 😘😘 2y
tammysue Pretty! 😍 2y
Theshadedbuffalo That‘s gorgeous!! 2y
BooknerdsLife Oh its gorgeous! 😍😍 Love it! & Such a beautiful pic! 2y
Chrissyreadit Where???? It‘s beautiful! 2y
Julie123 Pretty 💕 2y
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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 2y
merelybookish I have some notes to write but will try to mail off by Friday. 2y
vivastory @JenP Was it the one that I loved? 2y
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vivastory @merelybookish I'm sending along your selection. I've thought about it a lot 2y
merelybookish @vivastory I look forward to your hearing thoughts! 2y
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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 😊 2y
BookishMe 😊😊 Hope you find the story interesting ;D eager to read your views 2y
Smarkies 👍 able to estimate shipping times now. 😁 2y
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 2y
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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!! 2y
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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 2y
JenP @sofiaga ha, mine too 2y
RebelReader That‘s mine so I hope you enjoy it! 😃 2y
ephemeralwaltz Cool bookmark! 2y
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Why do all the holds show up at the same time?