Literature of the World

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Reddit user BackForward24 has created a map where each country is represented by a book that is seen as either the most well-known or important work to come from that country. Bookstr has written a terrific post about the map and the literature the map represents.  Check it out here.  You will soon have 196 additional books on your “to-read” list.

Creepiest Haunted Houses, Mansions and Castles in Literature

Last week Flavorwire posted a great slide show of the creepiest haunted houses, mansions and castles in literature.  Sarah Seltzer has listed mostly classics in her compilation, but there were a few more modern surprises.  Her list has made me consider updating my To-read list with some classics that were formerly overlooked!