In 2014, I found this jewel of an artwork online. It's an adaption of the London tube map, but book titles replace the stations, the different coloured lines each represent a certain genre. Does a station mark a crossing of lines, the genre of the book on this point will also be a cross-over. I just love how carefully this map is designed. The black line is representing the horror genre, the pink one is Romance. Stories taking place on oceans or on rivers are placed along the Thames. Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is placed on the Baker Street station.
But I didn't just buy this poster because it's pretty, I also decided to read every book that's named on it. And that's quite a challenge, because these are a lot of books indeed! Creating the list and then find all the books in the library or the web is a challenge in itself, even before the reading starts. But it gives me the opportunity to read some classics of genres I wouldn't normally tend to, so it's definitely worth the effort.
There's an updated version of this map now (2019), which can be found on Literary London. For everyone interested in joining, below's a list of the books. Series are highligted in green. You can follow my progress on Goodreads. Happy reading!