Which Books Do You Read?

Information is Beautiful on the books everyone must read:

Which books should everyone read? Information is Beautiful’s David McCandless shows how graphics have the answer

Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics?  I scraped
the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100’s. Both popular and high-brow. They included all Pulitzer Prize winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah’s Bookclub list, and, of course, The Guardian’s Top 100 Books of All Time. A  simple frequency analysis on the gathered titles gives us a neat ‘consensus cloud’ visualisation of the most mentioned books titles across the polls. Do you agree with the consensus?

Check the data and analysis here: bit.ly/BooksEveryone

Research: David McCandless & Miriam Quick
Additional Design: Matt Hancock

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