Sunday, January 18, 2009

The 1000 Books You Really Must Read

Casting about for something to read? This weekend, The Guardian comes up with a lot -- a crazy lot -- of suggestions to fill any literary gap that might be lurking in your life.

Broken into two broad categories -- crime and love (though sometimes those two aren’t very different) -- the subcategories alone are enough to keep us reading for a while.

Did you ever wonder, for instance, which books are stolen most often? Which Arabic love stories are the best? And what things have Hollywood most changed? And which spy stories are most likely to keep you on the edge of your seat? Now, clearly, some of this stuff is subjective, but at least they’ve taken a run at it: and put some thought into doing it, that much is clear.

The Guardian’s piece is lengthy, covers a lot of ground and begins right here.


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