Books Everyone Should Read — an infographic.
RESEARCH & DESIGN: DAVID MCCANDLESS, MIRIAM QUICK, MATT HANCOCK
SOURCES: UK’S MOST BORROWED LIBRARY BOOKS, DESERT ISLAND DISCS BOOK CHOICES, PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS (1948-2010) ASKMETAFILTER.COM’S BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ, WORLD BOOK DAY POLL, TELEGRAPH 100 NOVELS EVERYONE SHOULD READ, GOODREADS.COM, BSPCN.COM, GUARDIAN 100 NOVELS EVERYONE MUST READ, MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNERS, OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB LIST.
A bit of an odd list, in my book. 100 Years of Solitude is great, but I’d much rather replace it with Things Fall Apart. And I was just thinking the other day about how Beatrice and Virgil is SO much more masterful than even Life of Pi. There are a few others I’m not sure make good company in this gathering, but the sources are perhaps a good reason for that. Just a bit odd, is all.