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5 Books I Have Yet To Read!

(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 Hellercatch22

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_Kill_a_Mockingbirdto 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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10 thoughts on “5 Books I Have Yet To Read!”

  1. When I read the Lord of the Rings, I would scan through some of the LONG descriptions. Other than that, it is so worth the read! I LOVED it. It has been probably 20 years since I read it and I am thinking of reading it again. Reading is so difficult for me, but I love it. I get sick if I read more than 10 – 15 minutes at a time. It’s like a motion sickness. It is so frustrating! Anyway, you so need to read it! πŸ™‚

  2. haha! Well, I was mostly just trying to say that if you can scan by the boring stuff, the rest of the story is great! But, if it isn’t what interests you, that’s fine. We all have our own taste in books. πŸ™‚

  3. You post made me laugh! I like your light-hearted approach. I’ve read all of these except the The War of the Worlds and The Lord of the Rings. I think I will read TWOTW but I’m not sure I can face LOTR for the very reasons you describe.

  4. Just FYI, the other book is not sequel to TKAM, but most likely a first draft that was reworked and discarded eventually.

    I know Harper Lee passed away recently, but I personally have questions about how that book was released and if it was truly with her knowledge vs. someone else trying to gain in her name. It will be a lont time before I read the second book, if ever, but yes you need to read the original soon!

  5. So, in all honesty, I would recommend Brave New World over 1984. Aldous Huxley had a scarily accurate prediction of what the future is like. I do really like 1984 though. Also… have you read Fahrenheit 451? If not you should add that one too. πŸ˜€

    1. Yes I have read Fahrenheit 451! It’s pretty good alright. I’d actually consider reading it again. Thanks for the BNW rec. πŸ™‚

  6. I’m with you on Lord of the Rings – loved the movies, but when I tried to read the book, I gave up after a 20 page description of a hobbit’s house. Plan on trying again sometime – but skimming through descriptions.

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