(OR: Books That I Should Have Read By Now, But I Haven’t)
Today I’m sharing with you guys a list of five books that I haven’t read yet, that I really should have by now. These are classics, naturally, and the sort that you would expect the likes of myself, who reads a lot to have read! So without further ado, let’s go:
1: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
I’ve heard so much about this book, and nearly everyone I know has read this, so I really don’t know why I haven’t read this book yet. It’s also supposd to be one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century. I guess I’ll have to pick up a copy of it the next time I’m in my local bookshop. I’m sure they’ll have a second hand copy.
2: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Now, with this book, I have absolutely no excuse as to why I haven’t read it yet. I have it sitting on my bookshelf–like, I’m looking right at it right now as I’m typing this! Also, I need to read this so I can read the sequel. It’s definitely a classic, and everytime I mention it in conversation, people always reply “Oh, I read that in school”–I didn’t get to read this in school! I kinda wish I did, probably would have been better than the book we were made read.
3: 1984 by George Orwell
Another classic. Yes, I know I should have read this… need I continue? (I’ve read Animal Farm, if that makes things better?)
4: The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Y’know… this one baffles even me. Why, I hear you ask? Well,
because not only did I do an illustration assignment on this in college, but I’ve also been to see a live-action musical version of this, and still, I haven’t read the book! I dunno. *throws hands into the air*
5. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Last, but not least, is this classic. My excuse for this one? Oh, believe me, I have tried to actually read Lord of the Rings, but heck, I don’t need a twenty page description of which way the wind is blowing on the mountains! Consolation prize: I’ve read the Hobbit.
And there you have it! Five books that I have not read, that I really should have read by now! Have you read these? Have you not read these, like me? Please comment and tell me, I’d love to know!
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