;The ultimate literary bucket list; ; The Washington Post ;If there;s a heaven just for readers this is it; ; O The Oprah Magazine #160; #160; #160; #160;#160; 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 1000 plus titles it recommends Covering fiction poetry science and science fiction memoir travel writing biography children;s books history and1000 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#160; There are nuts and bolts too;best editions to read other books by the author ;if you like this you;ll like that; recommendationsand an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate Add it all up and in fact there arethan six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned;a life changing list for a lifetime of reading;948 pages later you still want ; ;THE WASHINGTON POST;The ultimate literary bucket list; ; The Washington Post ;If there;s a heaven just for readers this is it; ; O The Oprah Magazine #160; #160; #160; #160;#160; 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 1000 plus titles it recommends Covering fiction poetry science and science fiction memoir travel writing biography children;s books history and1000 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#160; There are nuts and bolts too;best editions to read other books by the author ;if you like this you;ll like that; recommendationsand an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate Add it all up and in fact there arethan six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned;a life changing list for a lifetime of reading;948 pages later you still want ; ;THE WASHINGTON POST