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Spreadsheet v2

If you’re looking for the 1001 books spreadsheet, you’ve come to the link for one of the old versions.

For the link to the new version, click


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  • Jory 27 November, 2008, 5:10 am

    I believe the book Libra by Don Delillo is listed both on the 2008 edition and on the 2006 removed books list.

  • laura_88 8 December, 2008, 9:04 am

    Hi! Could you send me the 2003 version of the spreadsheet. I tried to download it but it didn´t work.

  • laura_88 8 December, 2008, 11:43 am

    Thanks Arukiyomi! Now it works.

  • Donna 17 December, 2008, 4:39 pm

    Would loie to get a copy, but the dowbnload didn’t work. Alas, I’m still using Office 2000. Can you please help? Thanks so much!

  • Christine H 22 December, 2008, 10:20 pm

    I can’t seem to download the file completely. Could you please send it to christine.horan@yahoo.com ?


  • Ben 30 December, 2008, 11:53 am

    Hey there,

    Great spreadsheet, thanks!

    I just went through and compared the sheet with the “official” list over at the book’s site (I was adding publication dates), and came up with a couple of corrections, assuming their info is correct.

    As far as I can tell, The Story of Lucy Gault and Libra shouldn’t be on the current spreadsheet, but Insatiability by Stanislaw Witkiewicz should be. There must be another book missing too, but not sure what it is, sorry.

    Hope this info helps.



  • Arukiyomi 30 December, 2008, 2:00 pm

    Thanks Ben… your comment coincided with me updating the list. Version 2.1 is now out and this is definitely the perfect list – in exactly the same order as the book. I’d been relying on lists published online by amateurs until the website for 1001 was officially upped. So, no further comments necessary (hopefully!) on what should and shouldn’t be there!

  • Alex 1 January, 2009, 4:44 am

    Just wanted to say thank you for this. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. I found you on a Librarything page and i think I’ve just struck gold. I’ll let you know if I buy any books on Amazon because of this. You are a genius (if no-one has told you lately). Happy New Year!

  • Kristina 2 January, 2009, 11:49 pm

    neither of the spreadsheets will work for me 🙁

  • Angela 3 January, 2009, 6:10 pm

    Hey, thanks for posting the new edition, can’t wait to download it! I was wondering how you made it available for downloading on your blog though. I want to do the same thing with some spreadsheets I’ve made, but I don’t know how.


  • Kitty 9 January, 2009, 5:02 am

    Wow, this is great! Thanks so much for this.

  • Rachael Y. 11 January, 2009, 4:38 am

    I’ve tried both the ’07 and the ’03 versions (have ’07 viewer), but both come up “data may be lost” and crash excel. Might be because I’ve only got office ’00 🙁

    I’ve loved the 1,001 books list, I look forward to seeing the new version!

    • Arukiyomi 11 January, 2009, 9:43 am

      yep… it undoubtedly is because you are using Office 2000. Sorry I can’t help with that. One day you will have a computer with at least office 03 on it!

  • Angela 11 January, 2009, 5:20 pm

    Rachael: You can put data from an old excel in a new excel, but they can’t go backwards. Sorry!

  • Samantha 11 January, 2009, 11:41 pm

    I downloaded the ’03 version a very long while ago and it works splendidly, but for some reason the ’07 spreadsheet doesn’t work for me. I feel terribly computer illiterate right now.

  • Fee 15 January, 2009, 3:40 pm

    I’ve download it, opened it and put r next to everything I’ve read and typed in my age, but the formula isn’t working and it’s not showing me what I’ve read or have to read. What am I doing wrong

  • Nadine 17 January, 2009, 12:02 am

    I love your first version, however I can’t get the new one to work. It opens up save-only but none of the links work and if I change the filename my computer can’t open the file at all. *aaaargh* I would really appreciate it if you could help me because I am a list freak as well as a bookworm and I desperately want to see this list. 🙁

  • Laura 17 January, 2009, 6:51 pm

    Fee- I had the same problem but once I clicked “save” it filled in the formulas for me. Hope that works for you.

  • Carly 18 January, 2009, 1:57 pm

    Well sort of, I was disappointed to find that about ten of the thirty plus books I HAVE read have been ditched into the ‘has-been’ pile. But that isn’t your fault is it?
    Anyway, what I really meant to do was thank you for this little doo-dad. Yet another thing to waste my time on!


  • Kinga 25 January, 2009, 12:06 am

    Would you send me as an attachment the new sheet as it does not seem to work by downloading it.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Arukiyomi 26 January, 2009, 9:33 am

      Kinga, as some others of you, was trying to open the files using Open Office. As I’ve explained above but will restate, Open Office can’t cope with the features that the new spreadsheet uses. If you have Open Office, please don’t ask me to send you the file or help you open it as I can’t.


  • Michelle 2 March, 2009, 2:26 pm

    Hi. I can’t seem download the new version of the spreadsheet. Please help by sending it to me as an attachment? Thank you!

  • Ms. SP 3 March, 2009, 12:07 am

    Thanks for the awesome time saver. I’m looking forward to going through it.

    Sorry to list this here, but I didn’t see an email address. Here’s one more correction for a future version: Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey is listed on both tabs.

  • Krys 6 April, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Excel 2003 version doesn’t work at all for me. I put in the books read, but total still remained at 0

    • Arukiyomi 11 April, 2009, 2:55 pm

      as it says in the FAQs above…

      “I’ve entered in all my r and tbr cells but the totals don’t change. Why is this?
      You need to save the file. Once you do, it will calculate the values at the top of the spreadsheet.”