Thousander Must-Reads

Below you will find a collection of books Thousander Club members believe every lover of books should read and enjoy.  What do you think?
The Thousander Club will add more entries as Club members submit them.


  1. No Charles Dickens, John Irving or Richard Adams? These books are absolute Must-Reads (in my humble opinion): A Tale of Two Cities, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Cider House Rules and The Plague Dogs.

  2. Totally agree with Dickens (Great Expectations and Tale of Two Cities), Irving (Prayer for Owen Meany). Also need to add Ian McEwan (Enduring Love), Wolf (Bonfire of the Vanities), McCann (Let the Whole World Spin) and many many more. In non fiction Edmund de Vaal (Hare with Amber Eyes)...

  3. How do we count books to be a Thousander?
    If you read "The complete works of Shakespeare" and I read "Othello" and "Macbeth" then would it mean you have read only one book while I read two books?

  4. I would count each play as a single book. The sonnets get tougher. Use your best judgment.

  5. Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, it's a must.

    1. Matthew, I completely agree with you on Man's Search For Meaning. I had to read that for my Theology class and it was amazing! Thanks for mentioning it.