|The Broke and Bookish|
Top ten books it seems everyone has read but me!
1. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens..."it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" but I don't know which since I have never read this classic.
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth...I sure seems like everyone on the blogosphere has read this book. Everyone but me, that is.
3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck... our schools seem to only require the short Steinbecks: Of mice and Men; The Pearl; or Cannery Row. I have a ton of interest in the subject covered in this book but I still haven't read it.
4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac... actually I know very few people who have told me that they've read this book but it seems like one I should have read by now.
5. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut... I actually hope to get to this one this month for Banned Books Week.
6. Bone (Graphic Novel) by Jeff Smith...I have the whole series in my library. There is no excuse.
7. Are you there God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume... I was a little old for this book when it was written but I let my daughters read it without so much as a preview.
8. Dune by Frank Herbert... in fact, I haven't read any of the early and great Sci-Fi "standards."
9. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery... gulp! Can you believe my name is Anne and I haven't read this one?
10. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse... apparently a lot of folks my age had to read this book in school. Not me. And I still haven't a clue.
( I should brag a little here, though. I recently knocked off two books that would have been on this list: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Both are very good. Add them to your list if you haven't read them, yet.