1001 Books to Read

1001 Books meets the third Thursday of each month using the books in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, an eclectic selection of critical essays, beautiful illustrations, and detailed quotes.

Note: 1001 Books book club is not taking new members at this time but we always get requests for their reading selections.

Current and prior selections of 1001 Books to Read.  The most current selections are listed below with the latest selection at the top of the list.

For selections in prior years use the following links:

     Years 2011 - 2012

Selections from 2013 through 2018 are listed below.

Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics) By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375759314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

1001 Books book club selection, August 2019, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375701870
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

1001 Book Club selection, October 2019, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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The Overstory: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

1001 Books You Must Read Book Club selection, July 2019, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062073471
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 18th, 2011

1001 Books You Must Read Book Club selection, June 2019, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Cover Image
$3.00
ISBN: 9780486268651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dover Publications - June 1st, 1991

"1001 Books" Book Club selection, November 2018, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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Blue Highways: A Journey into America By William Least Heat-Moon, Bill McKibben (Foreword by) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316353298
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - October 19th, 1999

"1001 Books" Book Club selection, October 2018, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov (Modern Library Classics) By Anton Chekhov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Richard Pevear (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Anton Chekhov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Richard Pevear (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553381009
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Modern Library - October 31st, 2000

"1001 Books" Book Club selection, September 2018, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories By Flannery O'Connor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156364652
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Mariner Books - August 23rd, 1977

"1001 Books" Book Club selection August 2018, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


Dakota: A Spiritual Geography By Kathleen Norris Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618127245
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: HarperOne - April 6th, 2001

1001 Books Book Club selection, July 2018, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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The Razor's Edge (Vintage International) By W. Somerset Maugham Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400034208
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2003

1001 Books Club selection, June 2018, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics By Daniel James Brown Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

1001 Books, December 2017, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

1001 Books, November 2017 selection, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385542364
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Doubleday - August 2nd, 2016

1001 Books, October 2017 selection, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice By Bill Browder Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781476755748
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 20th, 2015

1001 Books, September 2017 selection, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.


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'The Yellow Wallpaper'; with 'Woman', Gilman's acclaimed feminist poetry (Aziloth Books) By Charlotte Perkins Gilman Cover Image
$5.60
ISBN: 9781909735880
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Aziloth Books - November 15th, 2015

-- 1001 Books, August 2017, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250007810
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 22nd, 2012

-- 1001 Books, July 2017, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies By Laura Esquivel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385420174
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Anchor - October 1st, 1995

1001 Books, January 2017, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel By John le Carré Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124757
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 3rd, 2013

-- 1001 Books, November 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel By John Irving Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - April 3rd, 2012

-- 1001 Books, October 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories (FSG Classics) By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Fitzgerald (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Fitzgerald (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374504649
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux -

-- 1001 Books, September 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Garden Of Finzi-Continis By Giorgio Bassani Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780156345705
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: HarperVia - December 5th, 1977

-- 1001 Books, July 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Breath of the Onion: Italian-American Anecdotes By Franco Pagnucci Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780878397914
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - March 1st, 2015

-- 1001 Books Club selection, March 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Cry, the Beloved Country By Alan Paton Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743262170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2003

-- 1001 Books Club selection, January/February 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Kim By Rudyard Kipling, Harish Trivedi (Editor), Harish Trivedi (Introduction by), Jan Montefiore (Editor) Cover Image
By Rudyard Kipling, Harish Trivedi (Editor), Harish Trivedi (Introduction by), Jan Montefiore (Editor)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780141442372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - November 29th, 2011

-- 1001 Books Club selection, December 2015, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Don Quixote By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria (Introduction by), John Rutherford (Translated by), John Rutherford (Notes by) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142437230
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2003

-- 1001 Books Club selection, July 2015, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Black Dogs: A Novel By Ian McEwan Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385494328
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - December 29th, 1998

-- 1001 Books Club selection, June 2015, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Three Musketeers: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Alexandre Dumas, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Richard Pevear (Introduction by), Tom Gauld (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alexandre Dumas, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Richard Pevear (Introduction by), Tom Gauld (Illustrator)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780143105008
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - August 28th, 2007

-- 1001 Books Club selection, May 2015, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) By Mark Haddon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

-- 1001 Books Club selection, April 2015, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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On the Road By Jack Kerouac Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140042597
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 1976

-- 1001 Books Club selection, February 2015, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Postman Always Rings Twice By James M. Cain Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679723257
Availability: Available for special order
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 14th, 1989

-- 1001 Books book club selection, December 2014


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The Things They Carried By Tim O'Brien Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618706419
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

-- 1001 Books Club selection, November 2014, Cable, Wisconsin


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Heart of Darkness: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Joseph Conrad, Adam Hochschild (Introduction by), Maya Jasanoff (Afterword by), Timothy Hayes (Notes by), Mike Mignola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Conrad, Adam Hochschild (Introduction by), Maya Jasanoff (Afterword by), Timothy Hayes (Notes by), Mike Mignola (Illustrator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143106586
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - August 28th, 2012

-- 1001 Books Club selection, September 2014, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Robinson Crusoe (Oxford World's Classics) By Daniel Defoe, Thomas Keymer, James Kelly (With) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780199553976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 15th, 2009

1001 Books club selection, August 2014, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Walden and Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau, Kristen Case (Introduction by), Michael Meyer (Notes by) Cover Image
By Henry David Thoreau, Kristen Case (Introduction by), Michael Meyer (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140390445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - August 25th, 1983

-- 1001 Books Club selection, June & July 2014, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Tracks on Damp Sand By Franco Pagnucci Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780878397563
Availability: Available for special order
Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - March 2nd, 2014

1001 Books Club selection, May 2014, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345418913
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Del Rey - June 23rd, 1997

-- 1001 Books Club selction, March 2014, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Golden Notebook: A Novel (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) By Doris Lessing Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061582486
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 14th, 2008

1001 Books club selection, February 2014, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel By Erich Maria Remarque, Arthur Wesley Wheen (Translated by) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780449213940
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - March 12th, 1987

- 1001 Books Club selection, November 2013


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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly By Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ann Douglas (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ann Douglas (Introduction by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780140390032
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - June 25th, 1981

1001 Books, October 2013


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The Satanic Verses: A Novel By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780812976717
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 11th, 2008

1001 Books, September 2013, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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In Our Time By Ernest Hemingway Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780684822761
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Scribner - January 31st, 1996

1001 Books, July 2013, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Henderson the Rain King By Saul Bellow, Adam Kirsch (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Saul Bellow, Adam Kirsch (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143105480
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - December 24th, 2012

1001 Books, June 2013, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Moby Dick (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) By Herman Melville Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062085641
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 7th, 2011

1001 Books, May 2013, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Tender Is the Night: A Novel By F. Scott Fitzgerald Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780684801544
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Scribner - July 1st, 1995

1001 Books, April 2013, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439518
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

1001 Books, March 2013, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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The Elegance of the Hedgehog By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator) Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781933372600
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Europa Editions - September 2nd, 2008

1001 Books, February 2013, Rredbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156027328
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2003

1001 Books, January 2013, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin