“The 100 Stories That Shaped the World” from the BBC

by: Joseph On  Friday, June 1, 2018

The 100 Stories That Shaped the World

We have officially entered into summer, and for many of us that means it’s time to step up our reading games. In case you’re looking to read some important books as recommended by writers from all over the world, the BBC has compiled just such a list for a feature called “The 100 Stories That Shaped the World.” Here’s the top 10:

1. The Odyssey (Homer, 8th Century BC)
2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852)
3. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley, 1818)
4. Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell, 1949)
5. Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe, 1958)
6. One Thousand and One Nights (various authors, 8th-18th Centuries)
7. Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes, 1605-1615)
8. Hamlet (William Shakespeare, 1603)
9. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez, 1967)
10. The Iliad (Homer, 8th Century BC)

Personally, I’ve only read one of these, so I clearly have to do better if I want to hold court with well read literate personalities. See how you fare with the rest of the list by checking out “The 100 Stories That Shaped the World” right here.