A year-changing list for every book lover.
Celebrate the pleasure of reading books (and of reading about books) while discovering new titles to add to your literary bucket list. Inspired by veteran bookseller James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, this compulsively readable calendar features brainy-but-fun quizzes, quirky lists (Books to Read By Mood), and stellar recommendations that will make you want to drop everything, curl up, and get reading. Here, the classics—by Woolf, Tolstoy, Faulkner—are made completely fresh, while lesser-known gems—by Clarice Lispector, Halldór Laxness, Ellen Ullman—are made essential. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, and history, it's an ideal gift for book club members and readers of all stripes.