The History of Literature #54 – The Greatest Books Ever (Part 2)


What books are essential? Who has the authority to choose them, and what is their selection process? First, Jacke and Mike continue their look at the College Board’s 101 Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers. Then Jacke proposes a different method for determining which books are relevant in today’s world – and tests the results against the College Board’s efforts.

You can find a PDF of the College Board’s list at:

Click to access college_board_recommended_books.pdf

Shane Sherman’s List of Lists can be found at:

His methodology is described at:


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