Sunday, 12 March 2017

10 Books I Should Have Read (But Haven't).

There are a lot of books out there, and people have opinions on all of them. Some are "must read" and some pass the masses by. This is a list of books that have, so far, passed me by, despite their popularity. Some of them I'll read eventually, some of them I'm never going to bother with.




Confession time - I've never read anything by Margaret Atwood. No good reason, I just never came across them. The Handmaid's Tale is widely taught in UK schools, but I was too old to have read it at school, and it came out at a time when I wasn't reading much.




Despite this being one of the first books I downloaded for my Kindle when I first got it, I've never read it. I've never read Dracula either, despite being quite a vampire fan for a lot of years.




Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Haven't read them. Or the Grisha Trilogy. Apart from the fact that there's serious hype, and their titles, I know nothing about them.


  
I have no interest whatsoever in Holden Caulfield. The blurb brings one word to mind, and that is "wanky".


I started reading this once, when the whole trilogy was out in English and everyone was reading it, but it was just so boring. I couldn't get past the first 50 pages. Seriously, I just do not see the attraction to this one.




I'm not quite sure why I've never read this one, I certainly want to, I've just never gotten around to it. Although I'm not sure about the whole wife in the attic thing.



This is another one I own but haven't read. It's a favourite of everyone I know who's read it, but there's just something holding me back. Maybe the whole WW2 thing. I will get to it, eventually. Then you can all tell me, "I told you so"


I really like the sound of this one, which was suggested by Shivaun Plozza when I asked on twitter (she also says everyone should read her book, Frankie, which I totally agree with). A girl has to live in the town where her identical twin took a gun to school and started shooting. I definitely need to move this one up my TBR.


A modern classic by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, this is one that definitely needs to be on my to read list, but I haven't managed to get to it yet.




This is very much the book of the moment, and I have a copy and will get to it very soon, I just haven't yet. I've only seen 4 and 5 star reviews, so I'm looking forward to it.


What are your must read books? Anything you think I should definitely read? Leave me a comment and let me know!

6 comments:

  1. I've read them all but the last three on your list and the Six of Crows series, although I did read her Grisha series and loved it. The Handmaid's Tale is my fav on your list. Read it. It is impossibly terrifying.
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    1. I'm definitely going to at some point. Given the current political situation I think I need to read it sooner rather than later.

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  2. I've only read Frankenstein and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Dragon Tattoo was VERY difficult to get into, so I can't fault you for stopping on that one. Frankenstein was a required book for me in school.

    A must read for me would have to be The Road by Cormac McCarthy!

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    1. I haven't read it, I've been told it's incredibly depressing.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. The Hate U Give and The Book Thief are EXCELLENT! I shall flail about them forever.😂 I haven't read a ton of the others though haha...like the Handmaiden's Tale or Catcher in the Rye or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Oops. So many books, so little time!! <-- such a cliche but still painfully true😂

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    1. It's absolutely true, and truer for me than for you! ;)

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