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1,000 B00ks to Read Before you Die: A Life Changing List - James Mustich
1,000 B00ks to Read Before you Die: A Life Changing List
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Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing,... show more
Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage.

Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton.

There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781523504459 (1523504455)
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Pages no: 960
Edition language: English
Category:
Non Fiction
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
4.0 1,000 Books To Read Before You Die
I have collected several books that show books before you die in a Kindle format with the stories. I saw this at the library and picked it up. It has synopses of the books that this author thinks everyone should read in their lifetime. I thought it was fun to see what someone else thinks I should re...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
I swear we like reading books about lists so we can quibble over the lists. Mustich is the man behind the Common Reader book catalog, which went out of business in 2006. This actually is a pretty good list of books to read before you die. Unlike other books of similar titles, with a few exceptions, ...
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