The idea is quite simple: List books that everyone seems to have read, except you.
As you probably know by now, I’m constantly working on my classical education. And still, there seem to be a hundred thousand books that I feel like I should have read because everybody has read them. Here are a few:
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
It is on my list. I swear.
- The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
Like Christy, where I took this meme from, I’m afraid I’m too old for this book. Especially aftr watching The Good Girl.
- Anything by Asimov
This might be a special thing for a SciFi fan, but I basically haven’t read any classic SciFi… I just picked Asimov as probably the most famous guy of them all.
- The Earthsea Quartet – Ursula K. LeGuin
I already bought it. :) That means it should only take me about 3-30 years till I get to it.
- Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
And I probably never will. It just seems to be really not my kind of book.
- The Sorrows of Young Werther – J. W. Goethe
After having read Faust, I’ll probably never read this, either.
- Hunting and Gathering – Anna Gavalda
Everybody keeps recommending it to me. My sister lent it to me. It will be read at some point.
I think that’s all I can think of right now. Now that I’ve read Faust, I feel like I have done much for my education in that regard. This feeling will wear off soon.
Maybe next week I’ll do “books I’ve read that I don’t understand aren’t world famous”.