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2018 new edition of 1001 Books

1001 Books 2018 edition

Yes, finally, finally, finally, October 2018 will see a new edition of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

As usual, Arukiyomi will be updating the 1001 Books App for iPhone and the 1001 Books Excel Spreadsheet for fans of the list. You can expect those out at the same time as the new edition is published, give or take any intervention by the deity I serve.

Judging from the cover, is this the first time that one title has appeared both on the 1001 Books cover and the 1001 Movies cover? I think it is.

In the meantime, what can we expect from the list? Did you just finish A Remembrance of Things Past only to find that it’s been removed from the list? Well, here’s the moment of truth, the lowdown on what’s in and what’s out:

Books outBooks in
Forever a Stranger
Hella Haasse
Donna Tartt
The Life of Insects
Victor Pelevin
The Circle
Dave Eggers
Dirty Havana Trilogy
Pedro Juan Gutierrez
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Soldiers of Salamis
Javier Cercas
The Flamethrowers
Rachel Kushner
The Successor
Ismail Kadare
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Eimear McBride
Your Face Tomorrow
Javier Marías
The Story of the Lost Child
Elena Ferrante
The Blind Side of the Heart
Julia Franck
H is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald
Kieron Smith, Boy
James Kelman
Ben Lerner
The Children’s Book
A. S. Byatt
Nicola Barker
There but for the
Ali Smith
Ali Smith

For movie fans, the 1001 Movies list will also see a new edition (as usual). The app and spreadsheet will also be updated for that too.

4 comments… add one
  • Diane Zwang 3 November, 2018, 4:24 am

    I can’t find the book for sale in the U.S. have you seen it yet?

    • John 3 November, 2018, 8:18 am

      Hi Diane. This edition of the book won’t be available for sale in the US. It’s a UK edition. If you want it, you’ll have to order it from the UK and have it shipped to the US.

      Welcome to the rest of the world 😉

  • ellen 3 December, 2019, 2:50 am

    I had the 1001 app which lost data when I updated my phone. In the app store it is saying the current app is not available in Australia, will it be available here in the future?

    • John 4 December, 2019, 8:49 pm

      Hi Ellen… really sorry but as I explained on my Facebook page, and on Goodreads, the app is now dead due to software updates that forced changes, killed data storage and the publishers not supporting the work I was putting into this. I’m afraid it’s now history and it’s only a matter of time before people start losing functionality or, as in your sad case, access to the whole thing. The only consolation I can offer is a free spreadsheet if you have Excel.

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