Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me

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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.