So I was looking through my posts over the last week, and I realized I've been bogging you guys down with author interviews and guest posts lately. Not that I don't think they're great posts, but four in a row? What were you thinking, Natalie? I'm going to take the easy way out by blaming it on mid-terms and lack of sleep.
Anyways, I thought I'd switch things up a bit by posting a discussion question. At one of my recent English Society meetings, we got around to talking about the books we were slightly embarrassed to admit that we haven't read yet. You know, those books that people start talking about and ask for your opinion, which result in you making a cringe-worthy face...followed by the almost overpowering urge to duck under a desk or hide in a closet. Today, I'm going to share with you a few of mine! I've even sorted them into categories!
These three appear on a LOT of required reading lists for both high school and college students, but I somehow managed to take the classes that read other books instead. I'm happy to say that, by the end of this semester, I will have read The Great Gatsby, because it's required reading for my American Lit class. One down, lots to go!
These are pretty much a case of the poorly neglected TBR pile. With the exception of Some Girls Bite, I own a copy of all of these books. (Here comes my favorite phrase...) I just haven't gotten around to reading them yet!
Young Adult Fiction
The YA category is definitely the largest. I had to force myself to pick only 12. Sadly enough, I own a copy of EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. of these books, but I STILL haven't read them!!!
Middle Grade Fiction
Again, with the exception of The Mysterious Benedict Society, I own all of these. I will say...having to admit to not having read The Giver and The Outsiders really makes me want to crawl under a rock...
So, what are the books that make YOU cringe, for lack of having read them (...yet)?