Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read

This month over at The Broke and the Bookish we’re allowed to rewind and pick a topic from the past. I chose:
The Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read:
1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: For some reason I never heard of these books before the latest movie series came out in 2005. See when I was younger I kind of jumped from reading about the Sweet Valley High twins to V.C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic and John Saul novels. Big jump, I know. And since I never had that transitional book phase I feel like I missed out on this series. While I do want to read them now, I'm kind of reluctant to because of how much I've heard about the Christian undertones of the novel. I just feel like I might get brainwashed and wierds me out and it. (Quit judging) Maybe once I have kids I’ll delve into this series with them.

2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown: We can all agree that I’m a reader, and when this book first came out all my friends wanted to know if I had read it. Once again I became freaked out by the sheer trendiness of the novel and I steered clear. It was too much pressure to try and want to get involved with this bloody novel. I feel like it’s a kind spite thing now.

3. The Lord of the Rings Series by J. R. R. Tolkien: Pathetic, I know but let me defend myself! I haven’t read these yet because  I’ve just started giving fantasy novels a chance. (Thank you, Mr. Martin) Fear not, I just purchased the series, including The Hobbit, so I will be reading sometime soon. Although, I’m kind of terrified to start The Hobbit because it seems like everyone who has cannot get into it. Talk about ringing endorsements.

4. Eragon and the other books in the Inheritance series Christopher Paolini: People love these books. I mean my sister rushed out and paid top dollar for an English version of the last book as soon as it came out in Europe. I just don’t know if they’re my thing. I love The Game of Thrones series but don’t know how keen I am about reading fantasy novel without the grit.

5. The Sookie Stackouse Novels by Charlaine Harris: It’s not that I can’t believe I haven’t read these books because one, everyone and their momma has or two, because they’re hailed as being so amazing but more so because I’m so in love with True Blood. Like “I would probably be the biggest fang banger in the Bon Temps” love with True Blood. I’m just surprised I haven’t read them all yet in a pathetic effort to stay connected with my favorite vamps. I did start the first book in the series right after last season ended but kind of stopped after that. Maybe it was because I got my fix from another source when I started watching Vampire Diaries on Netflix . . . either way I do plan on reading the rest of these someday.

6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: Everyone and their mother has heard of Heathcliff and Catherine and that alone should have enticed to me to read this bloody book by now. What’s more  is that I loved Emily’s sister’s book Jane Eyre and that should have pushed to read it by now. Sigh. Worry not the book was bought and is waiting for me on my shelves.

7. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas: I'm probably the only person on the planet who didn'y read this book in high school, even my husband who doesn’t read anything has read it. Everyone loves  and they all say the same thing, “It’s amazing!” Well, I will soon be in with the cool kids because I am currently reading all about Edmond and his quest for revenge. Hooray!

8. Any Classic Ever Written: I get it. This is kind of broad but seriously y’all I haven’t read any classics because apparently no one thought to put me in advance placement courses in high school (Their loss, because this lawyer turned out to be brilliant and, maybe, not so humble) and the classes I was in didn’t place too much emphasis on reading. So like I said I can't believe I haven’t read any classics: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice (I did read Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies but I’m guessing that doesn’t count). You name it I probably haven’t read it, but I am trying to rectify the situation by reading one classic a month.
9. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: Bookish people read this book and since I consider myself to be bookish I am ashamed to admit that I haven’t completed it even though I’ve tried to read it once before a million times. I will conquer you!

10. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell: My friend mentioned this book when I brought up the list and I was actually quite surprised. It seems that I completely forgot that this book even existed, which is crazy because it’s one of the top five most read books of all time. The more I think about it the more astonished I am that the book isn’t on my “to be read list”. Seriously, my BA is in history and aside from WWII, the Civil War and Sherman’s march is what drew my interest to the subject. I should be ashamed of myself.



I did my list on the same topic! Many of the same classics are on our lists. Glad to see I'm not alone!
Thanks for sharing :-)
My Top Ten

Lee @ Rally The Readers

I've never read The Lord of the Rings either, or even seen the movies. I love the A Song of Ice and Fire series and feel like I should give Tolkien a try now.

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I haven't read the majority of your list, but I have read a lot of classics, both throughout school, and on my own as an adult. My attempt to fill the holes in my reading. It's been a fun project!

Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

Dan Brown is pretty good! :D
I haven't read LOTR either, but that's because I can't come any further in the first book. Halfway, I just stop.. I find them boring, while the movies are AWESOME.

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