Broke and the Bookish, for giving me something fun and distracting to do every Tuesday. This week I have a head cold- way too early in the semester if you ask me. So, forgive me if I seem a bit impressionistic.
This week's topic is : Top Ten Books...I feel everyone has read but me :/
10. Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
I saw this one on some lists as I was going through my reader today. I'm still interested in reading it, although I feel that the moment may have passed.
9. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, books 2-7
Yep, I read the first one, started the second one, and I couldn't get past the recap of the first one. I know that I could just skip it, but that is my general complaint about series- and one of the reasons I love TiVo, consequently.
8. Any Historical Fiction
I've always been kind of embarrassingly bad at history. I also have moments sometimes where I think that I might learn something if I were just read some historical fiction, since I love fiction. I think if I start somewhere, it will be with Wolf Hall.
7. Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
I'm not sure why I haven't read this, as it is sitting on my shelf, I figure it will be a pretty quick read, and lots of people seem to love it. Maybe it is my historical fiction phobia, which might also be why I haven't read Maus.
6. Any Stephen King: Again, I'm not sure why. For the past few months I've been on a horror buying spree. Every time I am at a thrift store and I see a King or Straub in good condition, I pick it up and put it on my shelf. I have yet to read them.
5. Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
I know why I haven't read this...the cover. The cover makes me cringe. I think it would have even when I was a teenager. But, I hear nothing but gushing about it, and I do like contemporary YA, and it seems fun. Maybe someday.
4. Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
I read the first two books (actually devoured them is more accurate) and then let a year or so pass, and this is still on my shelves. I think I just don't want to be disappointed, or I don't want it to end, or something like that.
3. Yann Martel, Life of Pi
This is another that I would put in the same category as The Kite Runner (or Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, but I read that earlier this year). I know people that teach these books, and students like them, and they are good reads, but I haven't read them yet.
2. Long Russian Novels
I have read Dostoyevsky, but in high school, and I can't guarantee that I read it all. Plus, Crime and Punishment isn't very long. I've never read the big boys:
Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Brothers Karamozov.
1. David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest: A Novel or Thomas Pychon, Gravity's Rainbow: I don't actually think everyone else has read these books; I just really feel like I should read them. Whenever I say anything about postmodern literature, I have a little naggy voice in the back of my head reminding me I haven't read either of these titles.