Top Ten Tuesday – Books I ‘Sometimes’ Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read πŸ˜”


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is FREEBIE – Pick your own topic. I decided to go back into the Top Ten Tuesday archives and see what I’ve missed over the years. And there were veritable topics to choose from. So I picked the Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read.

1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This along with several other books have been on my TBR list for a while, but for some reason it’s never theΒ next book read.

2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I’m not at all sure why I haven’t read this book. I will be perfectly honest. It was assigned reading in school. Sorry Mrs. Shar for not reading it. Thankfully, I have an older sister who read it and gave me the run down and in talking with my classmates Β and Cliffs Notes, I was able to successfully discuss the book and pass the test. (Hanging head in shame).

It is on my TBR read list and may actually be read with my Back to the Classics Reading Challenge.

3. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

This was never on an assigned reading list, but I’ve wanted to read it for a while now. I watched part of the movie, which was pretty good, but then I stopped because I didn’t want it to spoil the book for me.

4. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

This book is a whopping 200 pages. A day or two of reading and I haven’t. I have the book and have had for years, but again for some reason it’s never the next book read. It sits on top because it’s small, but when I’m finished reading my current book I always reach for the one beneath it.

5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

It seems like out of my social circle I’m the only one that hasn’t read Lolita. And I get the surprised look that says, “What you haven’t read it?” I have to if only to stop the looks.

6. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

To be perfectly honest I have absolutely no clue why I haven’t read this. I’m shocked that I haven’t carved out some time on a Saturday or Sunday to read it.

7. Don Quioxte by Cervantes

At about 1000 pages, I haven’t mustard the courage to commit to reading about the adventures of this misguided romantic and his companion, Sancho Panza. Perhaps another to add to the TBR list.

8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

I’ve never really been a Sylvia Plath fan, but for some reason it just seems wrong that I haven’t read The Bell Jar. I guess I should put this on my TBR list.

9. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Never really had a desire to read Lord of the Flies. Now that I’m older it seems like this is something I should read.

10. Anything by Tolkien

I will have to say, I just simply find Tolkien intimidating. Not that I don’t think I’ll be able to understand the work, but it’s the sheer magnitude of it that scares me.


Moby Dick by Herman Melville

I’m just going to hang my head low on this one.Β πŸ˜”

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I ‘Sometimes’ Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read πŸ˜”

  1. belinda June 23, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    Very daunting list of books!. I imagine the list of books you HAVE read is pretty impressive. Myself, I love “To Kill a Mockingbird” every time I read it, but nothing kills the pleasure of a book like too much hype,
    As an avid reader myself (although I’ve been on hiatus for personal reasons πŸ™‚ ) I look forward to seeing your future posts!


  2. susurrus June 20, 2015 / 3:48 am

    I’ve only read two of these (3 + 5) – I actually think it’s fun to have books you’ve deliberately not read. There will be a reason after all. πŸ™‚

    I was hoping to get through a degree course on Eng Lang & Lit without reading any T.S. Eliot and I managed it all the way up to the last week!


  3. Maggie May 20, 2015 / 12:09 am

    Don’t feel discouraged about not reading Moby Dick yet! I don’t know if I’ll ever get to it, but I’d like to! Anna Karenina is my favorite book ever; it’s very well worth the read! I’m glad to know you liked what you saw of the movie; I love the book so much, I’ve been afraid to watch it! Happy reading! πŸ™‚


  4. Cait May 19, 2015 / 6:35 am

    Well, Where the Wild Things Are will take you half a minute since it’s like less than 500 words! XD It’s ADORABLE and I love the movie a lot too. (Which is a little longer than the book, lol. xD) Ohh, I need to read The Bell Jar too. >.> So many books! So not enough hours!
    Here’s my TTT!


  5. Rosy @ The Review Diaries May 19, 2015 / 4:44 am

    This is a great list. With so many amazing books out there it’s hard to get around to reading all of them, but so many of these classics are fantastic. I hope you manage to find the time for them and that you enjoy them!

    My TTT


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