Books I’ve never read….Posted: February 7, 2012
I always like to see what people are reading, but sometimes it’s just as interesting to know what they HAVEN’T read. So, here’s a brief list of the books I feel like I SHOULD have read as an English/Spanish major, but somehow never did. Yes, there’s already guilt.
Grapes of Wrath– couldn’t do it. Watched the movie.
Moby Dick– Reading Billy Budd almost killed me. I couldn’t do it. Didn’t even read the cliffs notes.
The Sun Also Rises– just never sounded good. I’ve checked it out multiple times, wanted to read it, just never opened it.
To Kill a Mockingbird-I even took a Southern Lit class. Never had to read this, but at least I’ve started it…then life intervened before I hit that 50p. “I’m attached now- must finish” point.
100 Years of Solitude– I have tried. In English AND in Spanish. The people named after each other get me every time. I get confused, and then it’s over.
Don Quixote- I took a class that had DQ in the catalog description, and then we read modern Spanish fiction instead.
The Odyssey (thanks for the reminder…the list grows…again)
Anything by Jules Verne, or HG Wells. Any Tolstoy.
What are yours? Any plans to read them, or are you content in being out of the loop? Do you have any suggestions for me to add?