Favourite 1001 Book

I was sitting here at home today, doing my usual catch-up blogging, and I began to think about which book from the list should be the next to come home from the library with me.  It is quite a daunting prospect, choosing one book out of 1200+.  But one book it must be.  Mostly because I have a terrible habit of trying to read multiple books at once and never quite finishing some of them, but also because I seem to have reduced reading time for myself at the moment.

While I was pondering this problem my mind wandered away from me, as it frequently does, and ended up in the vicinity of our reviewers and readers here at 1001 Books.  I began to wonder which book from the list you would absolutely recommend in a heartbeat.  A book that spoke to you, that you loved to read and that you think of fondly even days, weeks, months or years after having finished reading it.

Then I thought to myself, “Well, why not ask them?  Someone is bound to be reading the blog at some point, and they are bound to have read at least one book from the list.  Go on.  See what happens.”

So here I am.  Asking you.

Which book from the 1001 Lists would you unreservedly say “you really should read this“?

Feel free to argue amongst yourselves in the comments below.  A curious reader would like to hear your opinion.  Oh, and if you can include your reason for loving the book – that would help me choose too.

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3 thoughts on “Favourite 1001 Book

  1. Naomi Ferguson July 2, 2012 / 6:49 am

    MUST READ: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. It’s one of the most memorable and original books I have ever read, and it totally celebrates the noble art of reading!

    • Ms Oh Waily July 2, 2012 / 12:27 pm

      I took a quick look on Goodreads. It certainly sounds very interesting. My local library doesn’t have a copy so I will have to wait for one to become available across the city. But it did just jump up my list now.
      Have you read his non-fiction work “Why read the classics?” ? It sounds extremely interesting too.

      • Naomi Ferguson July 2, 2012 / 6:56 pm

        No I haven’t, but thanks for the head’s up! I’ll hunt it out.

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