Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me

I bet you thought you wouldn’t see me until the new year, but I’m back! My classes are starting to wind up, so I have actually been able to think about things that I like again. 

  1. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 
    • I recognize that this is technically a play, but it is most often seen in book form and I have not read it. It is normally assigned in school, but I did a different play instead: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 
    • I bought this play several years ago, but have never actually had a chance to start reading it. Maybe a goal for next year. 
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    • I’m not sure why I think that everyone has read this book, but it feels like a classic and I always feel a bit bad that I haven’t read it yet. 
  3. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    • I have tried reading this book a few times before, but have had other things come up, so I have never finished it. Yet, I feel like so many people have read this book and I am missing out on something good. I also own a copy of this book and am considering giving it one more shot. 
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    • I have heard extraordinary things about this novel. I even own the book, inheriting it from my aunt, yet I have not read it. 
  5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
    • I finally finished 1984 by Orwell, so that is good. However, I feel like everyone has also read this title by him as well. Still missing out, I guess. 
  6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    • I have seen this book a lot since I came out. I’m not sure how much of the story contains GSD content, but sometimes I wonder if I am the only lesbian English major who hasn’t read it. Either way, it has found its way onto my TBR.
  7. The Shining by Stephen King
    • Maybe I am confusing the book and the movie, but it seems that a lot of people have read this book by Stephen King. There is a copy sitting on my book shelf. It has been there for several years and I am not even sure that I want to read it at this point. Pet Semetary gave me nightmares.
  8. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 
    • I am not going to lie: I’m pretty sure that the first time I heard about this book was in Fifty Shades of Grey, but ever since then, I feel like I have been missing out on something important. If
  9. The Catcher and the Rye by JD Salinger 
    • This book has a lot of popular culture references now, most of which I only pick up on because I have a brief understanding of this book. 
  10. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
    • I started book one, but never finished. I got sort of caught up by the incest in the first few chapters. I have also barely watched the show either. It is not really my cup of tea. I will leave this one for my wife to read. 

Thank you for joining me for another Top Ten list. What books are on your list of books that you think everyone has read except you? Are any of these books worth reading? Any I should skip? Let me know in the comments.

One thought on “Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me

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