29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Get your READ on! I thank Christine Keleny at CKBOOKSBLOG for this list and for reminding me how much I miss reading classic literature!


Do you agree with this list?
I don’t agree with 50 Shades – I heard the writing was not good. A book has to have good writing to make any reading list I think is worthwhile.

How many of these have you read?
I’ve read 11.

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati | TIME.

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10 thoughts on “29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

  1. I think I read about the same number, and there are a few that have been on my “to read” list for a couple of decades!!! Most of those I read, I read while I was still in high school, so the quote which says most of the books you’ll read, you’ll read before 18 is correct in my case! I’ve read so many books, but there are still so many I have not read. I definitely don’t feel sufficiently well read – too many books still to read. Time, time, time!

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        1. LOL! I have thus far stayed away from anything resembling a ’50 shades’, but at the same time, its author has become a might wealthy woman because of it. Let’s hope she puts the money to uses that benefit the world in… other ways?

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  2. I have read 13. But I do not think that Fifty Shades of Grey and Lord of Rings (Tolkien) are important books to be in the list … Of course Lord of the Rings should be placed well above 50 shades of Gray … But anyway do not think Lord of Rings may be from the same list that is Joyce’s Ulysses, The Grapes of Wrath and others.

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    1. I actually like ‘Lord of the Rings’. It may not be traditionally classic by nature, but I’m impressed with J.R.R. Tolkien because he created an entire language to support the book and it represented his thoughts, beliefs and criticisms on the war at the time of its creation. I would replace it though with his book on the history of the elves, “The Silmarillion’. For me that book is absolutely classic!

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      1. Yes it is true: he create a languague and this is important. Maybe I was a little “hard” and unpleasant regarding the book. The book has its value.

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        1. (Smile) It’s OK, you’re entitled to have your opinion! No one can take it from you. I do see the point you make of perhaps in the true meaning of ‘classic literature’ there are many books which deserve a place above it.

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