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September 20: Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me.
1. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter – Since I took English III in summer school as an original credit, I’ve never read it.
2. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series – I checked out the first one on audiotape (yes, my car was that old) but one of the tapes wouldn’t work.
3. Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time – I admit that I was probably reading Sweet Valley High instead.
4. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina – While I liked both Madame Bovary and The Awakening, I couldn’t make it to the end of Tolstoy’s version. Sadly, I reached page 500 and said, “Enough!”
5. Terry Brooks’ The Sword of Shanara – I can’t blame my friends for this.
6. William Golding’s The Lord of the Flies – Maybe my English class had an “X” on it’s door. After watching the movie, I didn’t feel I’d missed much.
7. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple – Please refer to #6.
8. Anything by Toni Morrison – After reading part of The Bluest Eye, I turned off and swore off.
9. Kathryn Stockett’s The Help – It’s surprising until one considers the waiting lists for this novel.
10. More by Flannery O’Connor – I liked one of her short stories. She remains on my TBR list.