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7 Books I'm Ashamed I Haven't Read Yet

7 Books I'm Ashamed I Haven't Read Yet

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I've always loved reading. That is definitely a true statement, but there was a time in my life (that correlates with being forced to read in school) when I stopped being interested in reading in my free time. This is the time frame from about high school to college age when a lot of people delve into the classics. I never did that, and so I have a whole list of books that I REALLY should have read by now, but have not. Here we go!

Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë

Even though there are several movie adaptations of Jane Eyre, I have somehow managed to stay away. This classic romance novel has a strong, intelligent female protagonist and I think I will really enjoy it. This is also on my Popsugar challenge for this year, so I will be reading it soon!

The Picture of Dorian Gray 
Oscar Wilde

Many people have recently mentioned this book being their favorite book of all time, or at least on their top 10. The Picture of Dorian Gray was pretty scandalous at the time it was written, which makes me that much more interested in reading it. This is Oscar Wilde's only novel, but it is said to be masterfully written and still very relevant. 

Pride and Prejudice 
Jane Austen

Of course, Pride and Prejudice makes the list. I actually have yet to read any Jane Austen, I know... Don't die of shock. This classic, like Jane Eyre, features a strong, intelligent, and sassy female protagonist. It pokes fun at upper class and questions whether or not a woman really needs to get married to define herself. 

The Three Musketeers 
Alexandre Dumas

You've all heard of this classic and you've probably seen several adaptations on screen. I have heard only great things about the source material. Even though it is a hefty book, it is action packed and keeps you turning the pages. Next time I need a good adventure story in my life, I'll be picking up this book. 

The Road
Cormac McCarthy

Getting into modern classics here, The Road is set in post-apocalyptic America, where a man and his son are alone struggling to survive. This is a very dark and captivating novel, that most people say stays with them long after they have read it. This will be the first Cormac McCarthy novel I will read and it's also my friend Marianna and I's bookclub pick for September.

Brave New World
Aldous Huxley

Another bookclub pick (for July), can you tell we're trying to catch up on some classics? Brave New World is one of the most famous dystopian novels out there. Written in 1932, you could say this is the hipster of all dystopians, it was around before they were cool. I've been wanting to read this ever since I read 1984 in high school and this year I finally will!

Slaughterhouse-Five  
Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five is one of those novels that I think I was supposed to read in high school, but didn't. I'm almost certain that I would not have appreciated as much as I will now. This is a pretty short read that has an anti-war message, which is still applicable to the 21st century. 

There you have it! My very shameful list of books I have not read. How can I even dare to review and blog about books?! I hope you forgive me, as I will be rectifying this ASAP.

Help me feel a little better and let me know what books are on your shame list.

 

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