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June 6, 2013

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Some of you books lovers (if not all) have seen this list: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. If not, go and check it out. It's amazing! I'd love to read them all but I think it would be too difficult for me, specially because I've tried to read some and couldn't finish! (Dracula by Bram Stoker and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, for example).

But I can say I have read 17 of these books (if I didn't miss anything) and liked them, in some cases even loved them!:

  1. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  3. Emma – Jane Austen
  4. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  5. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  6. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  8. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  9. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  10. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  12. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  13. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  14. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  15. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
  16. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  17. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
How about you? Have you read some of them? Would you challenge yourself to read all 1001 books?


  1. I'm actually reading one book a month from the 1001 Books List :) All together I've read 20 from the list so far over my life. I don't think I'd get through all 1001, but I plan to read the ones that interest me. :)

  2. I've read a few from your list; I should check out the full one and see! I've probably read a mix of things from school and would be nice to read more "classics" in general though.

  3. I've read 96 from the whole list. :)
    But mostly I've read the Hungarian translation and just a few in English...