I saw this “consensus cloud” on Iced Tea & Sarcasm and figured I would post it (click on image below to make larger). I underlined the books I remember reading. Clearly, based on this list, I have a lot of reading ahead of me. According to Information is Beautiful, the source of the “consensus cloud”, the image is based on the most mentioned titles from various book polls and top 100 lists.
I can’t help but add my two cents for books I would have liked to have seen included. I’ve focused on adding books from authors that appear to have been snubbed vs. listing a preferred book from an author who was mentioned. Here’s a short list of books I would suggest adding.
Classics: Anything from Shakespeare, Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Great Gatsby, Ivanhoe, Count of Monte
Carlo (oops…) Cristo, Robinson Crusoe, Murder on the Orient Express
Modern Classics: Night, In Cold Blood, Cujo, The Godfather, Pillars of the Earth, The Bourne Identity
Gay: Tales of the City, The Men from the Boys, Giovanni’s Room, Call Me By Your Name
I’m curious, what books you would have suggested adding to this list?