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Should you read every book in Skyrim?

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I read all of them so you don’t have to

A few weeks ago, I was locked in a large room with the task of using every piece of Zelda media to finally make sense of the Zelda timeline.

For some reason, I thought it might be a good idea to do something similar with the Elder Scrolls series.

I could have catalogued the entire history of Tamriel, but that sounded pretty bleak. Instead, I decided to take on the much more flashy and exciting task of reading every single published book in Skyrim. Every single one. All of them.

Not the diaries or journals, though, because everyone knows that self-published books don’t count. I was only interested in the pieces of fiction that have an ISBN, or whatever the equivalent is in Tamriel.

So here I am, exploring the 337 books of Skyrim, and giving you my top five picks. Think of this as Oprah’s Book Club, but for elves.

Do you have any ideas for more overly comprehensive video game deep dives I should do? Please keep them to yourself. Please. It’s so much work. Or, you can leave a comment here, and I’ll dig into them later!