500 Essential Cult Books provide an excellent source for those looking for something to read. These books have influenced the masses to a great extent and have been read by a lot of people.
I buy books on books to create a more active reading list. One of them is 500 Essential Cult Books, which was a gift from my husband. When I quickly scanned it, I felt so sorry for all the books I missed. But it is never too late to read.
Also, there is the fact that I am not going to read every book in it. Because, as you know, cult classic books are the ones that influence people and turn them into fans. So Twilight and the like are also in there. And as you can guess, it is incredibly whitewashed. If you are looking to read diverse books, this is not for you. But you can check out my Read Around the World reading project.
The book divides cult books into ten different chapters. At the beginning of each chapter, there is a Top 10 list. If you are interested in specific chapters and books, there are also recommendations for further reading. For every book, there are plot and review sections so you can have a general idea about the book.
Even if you cannot find a worthy read in this book, it surely is a conversation piece. Whenever I have friends over, we check this out and talk about the books and their effects on society. With wine, it is a lot of fun.
If you want to see how many have you read, check out this website: List Challenges.
About the book: 500 Essential Cult Books: The Ultimate Guide
500 Essential Cult Books gathers the finest trade paperbacks, hardbacks, collections, novellas, biographies, poems and graphic novels from around the world into one giant volume that reveals what makes a read, not just a success and not just a classic but a cult book. From fiction to non-fiction, poetry to self-help titles, 500 Essential Cult Books covers a huge range of literature and is sorted into thematic genres. Each entry includes a brief plot breakdown, critical review and suggested further reading. Whether you’re looking to broaden your literary horizons, reacquaint yourself with old favourites, or find recommendations for other titles you might like, this compendium of cult classics is sure to have something to appeal to your inner bookworm.
About the author: Gina McKinnon
Gina McKinnon lives in Brighton, safely on the other side of the world from her mother and although she fears she is truly turning into her, the distance between them might just slow the process a little. She works in publishing but has started to display the traits of her mother collecting empty jars and yoghurt pots (you never know when they might come in useful), bleaching her coffee mugs (those stains are very unsightly) and ironing her underwear (freshly ironed underwear feels so much more comfortable). Help! I’m Turning Into My Mum! is her first Prion book.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: