Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday - Books I Haven't Read

Otherwise known as Books I Feel Everyone Else Has Read Even Though I Haven't:
1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Philip had to read this but I have not. I haven't seen the movie either, so I guess that's OK.

2. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Yet another book Philip has read (I'm noticing a theme here. Philip must be "everyone" to me. That sounds about right). My Mom says this is actually a worthy book but I have never taken the time to read it.

3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Heard a lot about it but I've never read it for myself.

4. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. I've never even tried this one. I tried to read Huckleberry Finn when I was younger but I didn't make it very far.

5. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. I'm not sure why I've never read this one, I just haven't.

6. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. My mother-in-law and Philip both read this and passed the paperback on to me only I've never gotten around to it. It's not really the sort of book one just casually picks up and starts reading.

7. Moby Dick by Herman Melville. This seems like the sort of book I ought to have read but I just can't find the motivation to do so.

8. 1984 by George Orwell. I've been meaning to read this for ages.

9. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. I've read a few of the tales but not the entire collection.

10. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Another one I've been meaning to get to...maybe when Polly reads this I'll read it too.

What about you? If you have a favorite on this list feel free to sing its praises in the comments. Maybe that will be the motivation I need to actually pick it up and read it.

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Amber Elise said...

I've read Guilliver's Travels, Catcher in the Rye and Tom Sawyer and I pretty much hated all of them. Well Catcher wasn't too bad, it's just that I wouldn't reread it if someone handed it to me.

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April said...

I've read 2, 4, and 9 but I try try try to get through Frankenstein around this time every year. I must have read the first 50 pages at least half a dozen times.

"Gram" said...

I've read 1, 2, 4 (also "Huck" because I like Twain's humor), 7, & 9; would like to read (when I get the time) 5; have little or no interest in the others and that's probably because there is no longer someone who can make me read books by assigning them (which should give you a clue as to why I read a few of the ones I did). ;)

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