Great Books List

Aug 8, 2023

When I was twenty-four I bought The New Lifetime Reading Plan and copied out every single title into a spreadsheet. I’ve maintained that spreadsheet ever since, and now here it is, displayed in public, for the first time ever. I can’t promise I’ll keep it updated to reflect my latest readings though. Since Substack doesn’t have support for tables I needed to do this as a series of screenshots, and that’s not something I want to repeat every time I tick off another book on the list (which, to be fair, only happens about five to ten times a year). Ignore the third field—later on I chased down other Great Books lists and added some at the bottom, but I never kept to them. The LRP (Lifetime Reading List) plan is the one I’ve taken most seriously.

Legend for Genre Notations: