Top Ten Favorite Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read
10. The Odyssey by Homer
I never had to read this in school, and I've always wanted to, I just never got around to it.
9. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
In school I was forced to read A Farewell to Arms instead of this one, I hated Hemingway's writing style so much that I will never ever read another one of his books, even his most famous.
7. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
I kind of want to read this one, it sounds like it could be really interesting. Yes, I said it, it sounds interesting. I'm from Connecticut, so whaling is part of our history, and I find it fascinating, so a book that goes unnecessarily in depth about it? Sign me up. I'll just need a large chunk of time to get through it...
6. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
I know this story very well, but I've never read the book. I actually haven't ready any of Dicken's books, and I really want to. One day, when I have the time and the patience I will.
5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I was assigned this book in 11th grade to read. I read the first half of the first chapter and went "nope!" It was the only book I actually used spark notes to get through. And even those were tedious to look at. I will proudly never read this book, it's quite awful.
4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I don't even know what this one is about. My friends had to read it either in the AP English class or in college, but I never had to. I know of it only because they talked about it so much, I guess it's supposed to be good? I don't know, I don't really have any intention of reading it either.
3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
My friends in high school who had the other English teacher in high school had to read this, and I really really wish it was on my curriculum. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but I will, one day.
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
I have this book, it's sitting there for me to read, I have a physical copy and a kindle copy, just because I want to read it so much. But somehow it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of my TBR pile/list. I'll read it, eventually.
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Another book I own, and really really should have read as a child. I've just never had the inclination to pick it up and read it. I've flipped through it, but that's about it. Maybe I'll finally read it when I have a daughter that I read it to...