1. Middlemarch by George Eliot
This has been on my TBR pile since I watched a portion of the mini-series years ago. My holdup? It is so long.
2. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
I actually haven't read any book by any author from the beat generation. I not so much want to read this book as think I should read it.
3. Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, anything by Charles Dickens
I'm pretty sure that I have created one of these lists before and I always add Dickens onto my must read list, but then don't read him. I wonder why?
4. Dante's Inferno by Dante Aligheri
I have a funny feeling that this is a book that needs to be read with a class and teacher that knows what he/she is talking about, therefore I balk at the idea of reading it alone.
5. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
When I watched the movie Slum Dog Millionaire I kept thinking about how I had never read this famous book with it's famous plot and characters. I would have been kicked off the show very early!
6. Dune by Frank Herbert
Honestly, I haven't read any of the classic Sci-Fi. But I think every well-rounded librarian should read the book that started it all.
7. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
I think every person is a book club has read this book except me.
8. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
My sister tells me this is one of the most beautiful books written in the English language.
9. Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
Honestly, I haven't read much Shakespeare but my children just about dropped over from shock when they learned I'd never read it.