12 Book Lists to Read Before You Read Your Next Book List

Who needs books when you can read all these amazing book lists?

Do you love book titles, covers and cachet but hate to read? We’ve got you.

Yup, that’s pretty much what it looks like.

7 Books to Read After You Die

Don’t get caught at St. Christopher’s Gate without your copy of Goldfinch! (Seriously, you don’t want to know what would happen…It’s just…horrible.)

Reading Magdalen, Correggio. Boston Public Library

5 Books to Read During Sex

Including classics such as East of Eden and Leviticus.

“Work with Schools,” from New York Public Library.

500 Books Coming Out Next Week

Pretend to have read them all, just like the editors of Electric Literature!

Young readers. Photo by ThomasLife

13 Books to Read (and Finish!) While You Take a Shit

Featuring all the icons of the Beat Generation!

New Literary Fiction Section. Photo by Kyle Pearce.

8 Modestly Performing Literary Novels

Check out these New York Times Okay-Sellers before they hit remainder tables

Dog reads The Ambassadors. From Boston Public Library.

15 Intellectual Tomes No One Has Actually Read

From Henry James to Pynchon back to Henry James back to Pynchon!

“Oh, I see Janice thinks anyone can write a detective novel now.” Photo by Kimberley Britt Saros.

16 Novels that Are Similar To Yours, But Better

Honestly, it was hard to limit this to just 16. Sorry, pal.

Reading, by Andy Roberts.

9 Psycho-Sexual Novels to Read Before You Hit Puberty

Including Ada, or Ardor, Charlotte’s Web and Les Liaisons dangereuses, l’illustrated

Seaside Literary Brooding

10 Novel Covers With Stock Photos of Women Gazing Longingly At Water

What’s out there in that ocean, girl? Who are you? Go ahead, read on…

Wait, remind me why it’s spelled ‘Pet Sematary’

11 Books That Could Really Use an Editor

Marking the great Stephen King’s 70th birthday.

Franzen reflects. Photo by Renaat.

12 Pulitzer-Prize Winning Books That Didn’t Deserve It

Jonathan Franzen reflects on recent trends in Pulitzer history.

‘I like characters I can identify with.’

35 Under 36 But Over 34: The 35 Best Novelists Who Are Exactly 35 Years-Old

Ah that golden literary age — halfway to anonymous, penniless death.

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