2 September

The lists, 31-40, that will be posted throughout August (but dated early September, since getting the lists already posted completely annotated, then collated into a master list, will take place during August and September):

John Cowper Powys - One Hundred Best Books - 1922 *Best*

Will Durant - One Hundred Best Books for an Education - 1929 *Durant*

Huntington Cairns, Allen Tate, and Mark Van Doren - The Invitation to Learning/ The New Invitation to Learning - 1941; 1942 *Invitation*

Allan Willard Brown - Classics of the Western World, 3rd ed. - 1943 *Classics*

The Jasper Lee Company - Have You Read 100 Great Books? - 1946 *Hundred*

Robert B Downs - Molders of the Modern Mind; Famous Books Ancient and Medieval - 1961; 1964 *Downs*

Philip Ward - A Lifetime's Reading: The World's 500 Greatest Books - 1982 *Ward*

William Theodore de Bary, Ainslie Embree, Amy Vladeck Heinrich, and the Committee on Oriental Studies, Columbia University - A Guide to Oriental Classics, 3rd ed. - 1989 *Oriental*

Mortimer Alder and Robert Hutchins - The Great Books of the Western World, 2nd ed. - 1990 *Adler*

Ian P McGreal - Great Literature of the Eastern World - 1996 *East*


The lists, 1-30, in chronological order:
John Lubbock - The Pleasures of Life - 1896 (in addition to link in right-hand column, see also 18 January post) *Lubbock*

James Baldwin - The Book Lover - 1910 (see also 1 June post) *Baldwin*

Charles W Eliot - Harvard Classics - 1910; 1917 (see also 3 June post) *Eliot*

Raymond Queneau -  Pour une Bibliotheque Ideal - 1956 *France*

Kenneth Rexroth - Classics Revisited - 1965-69 *Rexroth*

Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren - How to Read a Book - 1972 *Read* 

Charles Van Doren - The Joy of Reading - 1985 *Doren* 

Frank N Magill - Masterpieces of World Literature - 1989 *Magill* 

Arthur Waldhorn, Olga S Weber, and Arthuer Zeiger, eds. - Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers, 23rd ed. - 1990 *Good*

The Learning Channel - Great Books - 1993-2002 *Learning*


Harold Bloom - The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages - 1994 *Bloom*

Clifton Fadiman and John S Major - The New Lifetime Reading Plan - 1997 *Fadiman*

The Great Books Foundation - The Great Books: A Reading List - 1998 *Foundation* 


Robert Kanigel - Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books - 1998 *Kanigel*
  
Martin Seymour-Smith - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written: The History of Thought From Ancient Times to Today - 1998 *Seymour*

Utne Reader - The Loose Canon: 150 Great Works to Set Your Imagination on Fire - 1998 *Utne*  


W John Campbell - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics - 2000 *Campbell* 
 
The Norwegian Book Club - World Library - 2002 *Norway*

 
Michael Dirda - Classics for Pleasure - 2007 *Dirda*

The Guardian - Books You Can't Live Without: The Top 100 - 2007 *Guardian*

Kevin Hill - The Great Books List - 2007 *Great*

The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Picks - J Peder Zane - 2007 *Zane*

The Globe and Mail - 50 Greatest Books of All Time - 2008 *Globe*

The Daily Telegraph/ The Sunday Telegraph - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library - 2008 *Telegraph*

 
The Harvard Book Store - Top 100 Books - 2010 *Harvard*


anonymous - World Canonical Texts - 2011 *World*

Anthony O'Hear - The Great Books: A Journey Through 2,500 Years of the West's Classic Literature - 2011 *O'Hear*

Russ Kick - The Graphic Canon: The World's Great Literature as Comics and Visuals - 2012-13 (see also 6 January post) *Graphic*

John Mark Reynolds - The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books of Western Civilization - 2011 *Reynolds*

Sandra Newman - The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, From Homer to Faulkner - 2012 *Newman*