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!

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Cecrow's 501 Journey139 unread / 139Cecrow, Thursday 9:51pm
501 In Memorium15 unread / 15Cecrow, April 28
This 501 entry is about to go out of print1 unread / 1Cecrow, June 2021
Tom's 501 Read Must-Read27 unread / 27tom_cook, November 2019
Greece & Rome on the 501 List2 unread / 2Cecrow, October 2019
Darth-Heather's 501 List11 unread / 11Cecrow, September 2019
Monkey's 501 Reads33 unread / 33.Monkey., February 2018
The List3 unread / 3Cecrow, January 2018
Remarkable Omissions17 unread / 17Cecrow, June 2017
The small regard for Fantasy4 unread / 4Cecrow, August 2016
Children's Fiction6 unread / 6Cecrow, August 2016
2Wondering how many I can get to19 unread / 19.Monkey., August 2016
501 "won't reads"3 unread / 3.Monkey., August 2016
Benuathanasia's 5016 unread / 6Cecrow, August 2016
Creation of the List9 unread / 9Cecrow, August 2016
501 'shortcuts'2 unread / 2Cecrow, October 2013
Most Difficult Reads?4 unread / 4Cecrow, April 2012
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