Infographic: The Books We Should Read (The Guardian)

David McCandless, who visualizes information, ideas, stories and data on his website, Information Is Beautiful, has created a “consensus cloud” of the “books everyone should read.” The consensus comes from the sources he mined — book polls, reader surveys, Pulitzer Prize winners, Oprah’s Bookclub list, etc. He used a frequency analysis to see which book titles were mentioned the most.

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  1. Christopher Hanks '68 says:

    I tried to read them all on the chart, but the print was too small for some for me to read all of them…

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