Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is 'Top Ten Tuesday Rewind' so I picked: Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read
1.) The Odyssey/Iliad by Homer-I don't know how I made it through high school and college without reading this but some how I did. 
2.) The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman-I have seen nothing but rave reviews of this from historical fiction fans and feel like I can't call myself a true historical fiction fan until I read this.
3.) 11/22/63 by Stephen King-I was so excited for this book to come out and I got it for Christmas a year ago and just have never read it.  I know I'll love it, I just haven't picked it up!
4.)  If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster-It's so weird that I love Jen Lancaster and have read all of her memoirs but I have never read any of her works of fiction.
5.) A History of Russia by Nicholas Riasonovsky-I was a terrible grad student and never read this.  I think it was on our reading list and it's supposed to be 'the' history of Russia.  I have owned this book for many years but it just looks pretty on my shelf right now.
6.) The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn-This is another of those books I should have probably read in grad school and never did.  Shame on me.
7.) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck-This book is a classic and I loved East of Eden so I should have read it, right? Wrong.
8.) The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges- The first book in this trilogy was awesome and I couldn't wait to buy the second book and read it.  I bought it in December and still it's unread.

9.) Inferno by Dante-I started this in high school and had every intention of reading it but it was really hard and I gave up.
10.) The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli-This is another classic work that I really should have read at some point.  What kind of history major was I?!

Have you read any of these books?  Are there any books you can't believe you have never read?


  1. The only one of these I've ever read is Odyssey/Iliad, and that's because they were required reading for school. I'm not sure how you escaped reading them! I haven't heard of most of these other books. Great list (and lucky you for escaping so many grad school readings :P).

    My TTT

    1. I think I missed out on Homer's books because I went to 3 different high schools. Either that or the schools I went to just weren't very good!

  2. Great list! I went for something simillar-books I bought but havebt read. Grapes of Wrath fits that catagory for me! So great to see everyone's TTT this week! Here's mine... http://fabulousbookfiend.blogspot.co.uk

    1. It's so weird that I haven't read the Grapes of Wrath. I have seen the movie and usually I will read a book before or right after I see the movie version. I am going to have to hurry up and get to it.

  3. The only book on this list that I've read is The Inferno, which I really enjoyed, but I read it for school and I don't know if I would have been able to do it otherwise. Great list, thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Hehehe you are not alone in Grapes of Wrath (that I think I would actually enjoy) and Dante's Inferno. Seems funny I didn't read them in my ten jillion English classes over time. lol

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  5. I haven't read any of these, woops!

  6. I've never read anything by Jane Austin. And I'm sure there's a few of her books I'd really love, if not all. But it's definitely something I hope to get to soon!


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