I have never really been a book person in my life, only forced reading for exams and assignments etc. When someone is regarded as "well read" what does that mean exactly. If I go out and read hundreds of mediocre books would I be considered well read or is it (as I assume) quality over quantity. Changes in my life have made me want to start reading books, from novels to autobigraphies. I would firstly like to make a list of books that are considered must reads. Such as the Dickens, Shakespears, etc of this world.