I love reading. Always have done. I was that kid at school who begged to take books outside at playtime. But there are an awful lot of classic novels I’ve never got around to reading. This post contains affiliate links.
1. Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck
I think most people tend to read this at school, but it wasn’t on our curriculum for some reason. I know it’s one of those books that I really should read, it’s always on those “Read These Books Before You’re 30” type Buzzfeed lists.
2. Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Ok, not strictly true, I TRIED to read it. I’m sure, as an adult, I might have more success, but I found it slow going and hard to get into. I’ve seen the films since, and still wasn’t massively taken with it. Maybe Orcs just aren’t for me.
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I’ve heard the song. That’s about my entire knowledge of this book. I’ve never even seen a TV or Film adaptation of it. How I’ve made it to 31 with this being the case, I’m really not sure. I think I might have to do something about that.
4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
It is on my bookshelf in the living room. I’ve never opened it. And I love a bit of gothic horror. This one I have seen adaptations of, but I think Frankenstein’s monster has been made a bit of a Hallowe’en cliche and it put me off.
5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Again, we didn’t do it at school, and it’s never tempted me. It’s another important one, isn’t it? One day…
6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Considering we’re heading into a world that may not be too dissimilar to what’s described here, and considering it is once again sitting on my bookshelf primed and ready to be read, I’ve still very little desire to pick it up. I think somehow, in my head, I equate it with Catch-22, which I hated every second of.
Do you have any classic books you’d recommend I get round to reading? Or are there any you wish you’d read but haven’t yet?
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