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.
Oh, there's just too many. Those lists are really demoralising, they just remind me how many books I haven't read! I don't like the term 'should' though, it makes me feel obliged to something, which automatically makes me not want to do it! But there are two that jump out at me that I can't believe I haven't read.
- The Grapes of Wrath-John Steinbeck
- To Kill a Mocking Bird-Harper Lee
I've got these on my bookcase, I just haven't got round to reading them. Maybe I should join the classics challenge then I can include them on my list and I might actually read them!