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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Cecrow's 501 Journey124 olästa / 124Cecrow, januari 27
501 In Memorium13 olästa / 13Cecrow, december 13, 2020
Tom's 501 Read Must-Read27 olästa / 27tom_cook, november 2019
Greece & Rome on the 501 List2 olästa / 2Cecrow, oktober 2019
Darth-Heather's 501 List11 olästa / 11Cecrow, september 2019
Monkey's 501 Reads33 olästa / 33.Monkey., februari 2018
The List3 olästa / 3Cecrow, januari 2018
Remarkable Omissions17 olästa / 17Cecrow, juni 2017
The small regard for Fantasy4 olästa / 4Cecrow, augusti 2016
Children's Fiction6 olästa / 6Cecrow, augusti 2016
2Wondering how many I can get to19 olästa / 19.Monkey., augusti 2016
501 "won't reads"3 olästa / 3.Monkey., augusti 2016
Benuathanasia's 5016 olästa / 6Cecrow, augusti 2016
Creation of the List9 olästa / 9Cecrow, augusti 2016
501 'shortcuts'2 olästa / 2Cecrow, oktober 2013
Most Difficult Reads?4 olästa / 4Cecrow, april 2012
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