About

My name is Matthew Read and I love reading (as indicated by my last name). Anyway, more specifically I love reading the classics and so, I thought I would get the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die book and now I am attempting to read every single last one.

To monitor my progress and keep track of which ones I have read, which I have loved and which I have loathed, I have decided to do a blog review of each one as I read them.

By my calculations, if I read and review 1 a week, every week, it should take me around 19 years to finish the list and this blog (by which time I will be 41). So if you are going to keep track with me get ready for a long journey!

I would love to hear all your comments on any and all of my reviews. The enjoyment of books is very subjective and so I am sure there will be some fine debates on the books I enjoy and despise from the list.

If you want to get in touch with me about any particular review or just about my blog in general you can post a comment below, drop me an email at matthewread88@yahoo.co.uk or Tweet me at @matthewread88

3 responses to “About

  1. Pingback: Fellow Travelers - READ THE 100

  2. This is a fantastic project, and kudos to you! A classic a week is a very ambitious goal (all the more so since the clock keeps ticking and writers keep writing!). Best of luck to you.

  3. I’m trying to read the Guardian 1,000 best novels. But there’s no way I can read 1 book a week, unfortunately. I’m interested in seeing how you are doing! my blog is at: livritome.wordpress.com. Good luck to both of us!

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