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 the 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 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. 😔