On Wednesday last week I mentioned a regular post that some bloggers participate in called "Thursday's Thoughts." There's another one called "Booking Through Thursday." If I am not mistaken, the question for this originates through The Library Thing. I've never participated in it myself, but have read posts from several bloggers who do. This week's question rather piqued my interest when I read it over at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'? So here was the question:
We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet. What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet?
Now, I can't answer what the BEST book is because I, well, haven't read them yet. But I do have quite a few on my bookshelves that I bought and they keep getting moved to the back of the line because I own them. I can read them later, after I read the one from the library, the one that was loaned to me, the one that was sent to me....you get the idea.
So here's the list of my top priorities. The ones I need to find time to read sometime before I die. Maybe I can even fit one in this year!
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
Pudd'nhead Wilson (Mark Twain)
Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
I Know This Much Is True (Wally Lamb)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
The Long Goodbye and Farewell My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
How about you? What's on your list of the "best books I've never read"?