As much as I love reading, there are always more books that I need to read. And of course there’s books that everyone else has read but I haven’t yet. Here is a list of books that I can’t believe I haven’t read yet.
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1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I have to admit, I’ve tried reading it. Twice. Once long before the television series came out and once after it became popular again. I just couldn’t do it; it was just so dry and dull. It’s one of those books that I feel bad for never reading because everyone else thinks it’s so culturally important, but I’m just not interested.
2. Jane Austen books.
I read Pride and Prejudice back in high school for AP English and I just didn’t like it. I enjoyed the Keira Knightley version of the book but hated the Colin Firth version (in fact I only watched ten minutes of it, I mean serious BBC you don’t need to put ALL the details from the book into the show.) It put me off of reading any of her other books, even though I own all her novels and I want to read them…eventually.
3. Brave New World by Alduous Huxley
This is another talked about book and I just haven’t done it.
4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
This series exploded into mainstream a few years ago and as far as I know the series and side stories are still going on. I want to read the series that everyone else is obsessed with.
5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Rand is one of those divisive authors. You either love her or hate her. I enjoyed her Fountainhead book, but never got around to her massive tome that is Atlas Shrugged. It’s one that I really want to read but haven’t yet.
6. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
I know this only just came out, but I still haven’t read it yet. I’m waiting for the hype to die down before I read it. She’s not the best of authors and has written some especially questionable characters and actions, but I want to read it anyway just to say I did.
7. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
This one I know why I didn’t read and will never read: because of the content. Come on, everyone knows what it’s about even if you haven’t read it. And based off of what I know, I’m not going to read it. Ever. Ever.
8. Katherine by Anya Seton
An old co-worker of mine recommended this book to me and twelve years later…I still find it sitting on my to read list on Goodreads. One day, Miss Seton, you and I will meet within the pages of your books.
9. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
They made a movie out of this, I do believe, because I remember watching a movie based on this book with a similar plot line. And it’s on the Great American Read list, so I have to read it. Plus it looks interesting.
10. Dune by Frank Herbert
This is a science fiction classic that I want to read at some point. I’m not into the science fiction side of the Fantasy & Science Fiction section, but I need to get my feet wet and why not start with the classics?