Guardian books: Travel and War - The End

The Guardian's 1000 books series comes to an end with the rather peculiar assortment of Travel and War (and thanks once again to drasecretcampus for posting the list). 129 books here, of which I have read 36 (and started two more). My vote for neglected classic on the list goes to The Good Soldier Švejk.

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Previous Guardian lists:
Love
Crime
Humour
Family and Self
State of the Nation

SF and Fantasy

Analysis of all of these coming tomorrow.

Guardian books: SF and Fantasy

Too many favourites on here to pick any in particular. Not surprisingly I score better here than on any three of the previous lists combined, with 85 out of 149 books that I have read and also most of Pratchett (though he’s not quite as prolific as Balzac). Indeed, I have reviewed no fewer than 38 of these at greater or lesser length on line, and three of them are in my imminently-to-read pile.

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Previous Guardian lists:
Love
Crime
Humour
Family and Self
State of the Nation

Two days' worth of Guardian books

Two days’ worth of Guardian novels to report here, because of last night’s distractions. Thanks again to drasecretcampus for supplying the lists. They are two particularly odd selections.

I have read only 24 out of 145 of the Guardian’s the “Family and Self” selection, with another four started but not finished. It is interesting that they have chosen a number of comics in this section – my pick of the lot is Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. The selection also includes Proust as a single unit.

I did far worse on the “State of the Nation” selection – presumably these are meant to be the more political novels, and I actually work in politics, but nonetheless scored a mere 17 out of 133. My picks are boringly conventional, Middlemarch, Les Miserables and Vanity Fair.

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Guardian books: Comedy

As before, I thank drasecretcampus for providing me with the list of today's Guardian books - this time 149 supposedly funny novels, of which I have read 40 (my highest tally so far). I've bolded those that I've read; none unfinished and none that I didn't like. There are, however, a number that I didn't think were particularly funny.

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Guardian books: Crime

Thanks to drasecretcampus I have a full list of the 147 books the Guardian lists in the Crime section of its 1000 must-read novels. As before, I've bolded those that I've read; none unfinished and only one that I didn't like. Today's score is 33 out of 147, compared with yesterday's 25 out of 145. I confess I'm not tiotally sure I've read those particular Cornwell and Hiaasen novels, but I know I've read most of them especially the early ones.

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Actually, never mind what I think...

...which of the first 145 of the Guardian's 1000 must-read novels have you read?

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Guardian 1000: 1-145

The Guardian's 1000 books list, first instalment: Love. As usual, bold means I've read it, italic means I've started it, struck through means I hated it.

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My total: 25 out of 145, and another two started but not finished.

I've linked to my reviews where I have written them. The great book on the list that none of you has read is Ali and Nino by Kurban Said, the amazing (and mercifully succinct) love story of the southern Caucasus during the first world war.

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