For shame on me, I really haven’t read many of the classics.
Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read
- Animal Farm by George Orwell. I somehow missed out on this one in school.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I was *supposed* to read this in school. Whether or not I did, however…
- Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I own this book, so I have no reason not to read it. After buy it though, I discovered I’m not a fan of Bradbury’s writing style. I think I’ll have to bite the bullet and just read it one day, since it it both a classic and short.
- Dracula by Bram Stoker. Although if I read it now, I won’t be able to avoid picturing Winona Rider, Keanu Reeves, and Gary Oldman in the roles.
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett . I started this book as a kid but never read past Mary moving in with her uncle and
Professor McGonagallMrs. Medlock. But I loved the movie as a kid so one day I’ll re-start and finish the book.
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger . Missed out on reading this in school too, although honestly…. I don’t particularly want to read it… But it is a classic…
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I’ve only read the scene where Franksenstein sort of, kind of, but not really described how he created his monster.
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I haven’t read this, even though I own it in several languages.
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. As someone in the mental health field, I feel like I need to read this.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Same comment as above. There are a lot of interesting books out there on mental illness. (Although I understand this one is a bit racist and misogynistic…)