Wednesday, June 25, 2008

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

A friend of mine recently blogged about this website. Someone (Arukiyomi?) has put the 1001 titles from Boxall's book into an excel spreadsheet. All you have to do is put an "r" next to ones you've read, and it computes the percentage of total, as well as telling you how many you'd have to read every year until you die in order to finish the whole list.

As an English major, teacher, and editor, I had high hopes that I would have read a fair number of these books. Turns out I've only read 57 of them (that's only 5.69%)! There were a lot on there that I've been meaning to read, and a lot more that I've seen the movie (does that count?). But only 57 that I've actually gotten around to reading. I'd have to read 18 a year for the rest of my life to finish off the list. Yowza.

Maybe I should have stayed more active with that book club I used to be a part of. There are several titles on the list that they covered!

How many have you read?

4 comments:

Cori said...

I have read 69 of them. BUT, I think that there are some duplicates...

MrsMonkey said...

I've seen a lot of them as movies, too!

abbysmom said...

I WISH movies counted! I am too ashamed of my # to repost it here. *blushing*

Kerri said...

85 - I can't believe how many of them I've never even heard of...