501 Must-Read Books

A group devoted to the work edited by Emma Beare and cited here: http://www.librarything.com/work/1888246

Here is a link to the list of 501 must-read books.

This volume is categorized into sections labelled: Children's Fiction, Classic Fiction, History, Memoirs, Modern Fiction, Science Fiction, Thrillers and Travel Writing. Within each section there's a wide range of publication dates (though Classic Fiction is of course generally older), and authors are featured from all over the globe. Any selection of 501 "must-read" books is of course never going to be definitive, but a clear effort was made to have the selections be varied. It seems there was a self-imposed rule not to select two works by the same author for the same section. This counteracts favouritism and contributes to representativeness across a wide range of noteworthy authors.

Members of this group are interested in pursuing their own select readings from the list and sharing their discoveries. Join the discussion or better yet, join the group!

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Members: tom_cook, kale.dyer, 2wonderY, .Monkey., Darth-Heather, Sandydog1, benuathanasia, Cecrow

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Tom's 501 Read Must-Read 15Cecrow, January 5ignore
Cecrow's 501 Journey 65Cecrow, December 13, 2016ignore
Monkey's 501 Reads 25.Monkey., December 13, 2016ignore
The small regard for Fantasy 4Cecrow, August 2016ignore
Children's Fiction 6Cecrow, August 2016ignore
2Wondering how many I can get to 19.Monkey., August 2016ignore
501 "won't reads" 3.Monkey., August 2016ignore
Darth-Heather's 501 List 9.Monkey., August 2016ignore
Benuathanasia's 501 6Cecrow, August 2016ignore
Creation of the List 9Cecrow, August 2016ignore
Remarkable Omissions 14Cecrow, June 2016ignore
501 In Memorium 6Cecrow, February 2016ignore
501 'shortcuts' 2Cecrow, October 2013ignore
Most Difficult Reads? 4Cecrow, April 2012ignore
The List 2Cecrow, March 2012ignore

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