Curated by James Mustich, founder of the discontinued but much-loved A Common Reader
book catalog, this "life-changing list"
is arranged alphabetically by author. Each book's entry includes a brief synopsis and a call-out of important themes or styles, along with "reading notes" and "further reading" recommendations that help to add 6,000 additional books to the titular 1,000. Many of the books included are familiar to lifelong readers but a list this expansive virtually guarantees that even the most avid readers will find something new among Mustich's listing of "revered classics and commercial favorites."
Happy reading! (KG)