Am I the only one with an increasing anxiety caused by the fact that it is possible that you've already read what could be the best books you'll read in your life time?
yes, at different ages in your life you will find yourself drawn towards different literature. What is good now you may think rubbish in 20 years, read a book at 20 and 40 and you are reading two different books as you bring a different brain to the table. Philosophy is a good example, at 20 you cannot understand it, it relates to living life as an adult and some retrospect is needed to fully comprehend it. So reading it at 20 gives you ideas but they are based on guesses, reading it at 40 lets you relate it to what has happened to you.
all you do is wait a few years, forget them, and read them basically like new with a few moments of deja vu.
i get anxiety about all the great books i'll never read. i need to stop treating reading like a race to see how many books i can finish as quickly as i can