Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday - Top 10 Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me.

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Wow, I think I could go on forever with this list and with each book I think of, I feel guilty.  It's one reason why I came up with my Dusty Volumes Challenge.  Maybe this topic should be a challenge in itself.  Here is my list, in no particular order.

1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.  I read the first 10 pages and then put it down for some reason.  I need to get back to finish this before the movie comes out.

2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.  I really do want to get to this!

3.  Any book by H.P. Lovecraft.  Yes Horror fans, I'm hanging my head in *utter* shame.  I don't know why I haven't gotten to these yet, I just haven't.  I really have no reasonable excuse.  In fact, I was thinking of a Lovecraft Challenge.

4. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I just picked this up at Borders so I hope to get to it for the upcoming Halloween season. 

5. I Am Legend and Hell House by Richard Matheson.  Scary...must read...!

6. Dune by Frank Herbert. I grew up in a house of avid science fiction readers.  Me, not so much. 

7. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.  The movie with Debra Carr is one of my favorites and I want to see if I like the book as well.

8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  I feel so incredibly lame for never reading these!.  Maybe I should try to get to them by the end of the year.

9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.  Everyone says this is so good and I'm sure I would enjoy it.  I just don't think I would pick this up, especially in favor of any of the books above.

10. Eclipse and Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Myer.  Yeah...never gonna happen.

Are you surprised, shocked or appalled by any of the books on my list?  Which ones should I try to get to first?  Hopefully, within a few months this list will get smaller!


Smash Attack Ash said...

I AM LEGEND was GREAT!!!!!!! I think you will enjoy it. :)

James Garcia Jr said...

Hi. Sadly, my list looks much like yours. I just don't have the time to read as much as I used to. I have read some Lovecraft, but not nearly all. Good luck with that list.


Karen said...

Yeah - you can skip Breaking Dawn....no loss there. I read the Cassie Clare series and enjoyed it but I didn't OMG love it. Same with Anna.
I H.P. Lovecraft on my Kindle along with at least a dozen classics on my kindle that I just never seem to get to :-(

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

*snorts* Your number 10!

I am Legend has some slow parts, but overall, I really LOVED it! It was the first of it's kind for dystopian and vampires. Please read it and tell me what you think. :)

Jen | Book Den said...

Seriously... please have a Lovecraft challenge.

Steig Larsson, Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson - must reads. Dune... not so much. I really was not a fan of Dune.

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