Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf Since Before MLBB (that I still haven’t read.)

HOLLLA readers, I feel today’s topic will be incredibly eye-opening. I think one of the things that happens as bloggers is that we have a list 10 pages long of books we want to read, but because we’re constantly adding them on, some books just kind of get left behind. Today I’m going to try to list ten that I still haven’t read. Now a lot of these I expect will be classics because when I started my blog I was determined to read a hella load. I’ve read a few but there’s many to go.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

When I was in high school certain English classes were given different books to read dependent which teacher you were in the class of. I studied Gatsby, Frankenstein and also Enduring Love, but I know that almost all of the others studied The Catcher in the Rye. I’ve always wanted to read this because I just hated the fact that we didn’t all get to read the same – it felt unfair for some reason.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

This one is on the list because I have little idea what it’s about. For some reason this book has eluded me for years, and that’s really on purpose from my point of view. I am yet to read anything from Oscar Wilde and I think this should be the first book from this author that I read.

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (image credit Penguin) VIA Amazon.com

This is on so many people’s lists for books they adore and I haven’t read it still – I will get it to it eventually. Hopefully it doesn’t take another three years.

Lord of the flies by William Golding

This is another book from my high school years that I didn’t read. I know that I definitely could have read it on my own time, and space. I haven’t yet but I will.

On the road by Jack Kerouac

I was bought a beautiful copy of this book and it’s been sat in my bookish suitcase. It just needs to be picked up and read. It’s just another author I’ve read nothing by yet and I need to!

I am the messenger by markus zusak

This one is a little bit of a cheat because I read The Book Thief before I started blogging, it was just that once I finished the book, I mean started it even, I knew I would have to read something by this author again. I’m yet to

the golden notebook by Doris Lessing

This book was suggested to me by someone I really respected while I was at university. This person also loved books and was very passionate about them and writing. I know I have to get this read, not due to just their recommendation but also because it’s been sat in my mind for the past few years.

Notes from a small island by bill bryson

I love BIll Bryson, and I’ve started this book maybe four or five times, I’ve just never QUITE made it all the way through but I intend to very soon.

Anna karenina by leo tolstoy

These last two books are books that I feel I should have read but haven’t. I like the idea of reading them and being all cultured and a proper reader but, ya know. Not quite yet.

Ulysses by James Joyce

Everyone has to try this one right?

So, there they are. Ten books that have never been read by yours truly but I have always, always wanted to. Except for Ulysses which I know a lot of people have opinions of, which books have you read? Are there any I should take off the list, is there one I should read first? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. August 23, 2016 / 10:56 am

    I love reading but I absolutely hated Lord of the flies! I don’t know whether its because I had to study it for school but I could not wait for it to end! Other books I studied were much more enjoyable but that one was tough going!! xx

  2. August 23, 2016 / 11:33 am

    The Little prince <3 <3 <3 <3

  3. August 23, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    The Little Prince is beautiful and melancholic; Catcher in the Rye is very readable and genuinely gripping and Lord of the Flies is a really shocking, engrossing read. But then, I didn’t have to read any of the above as set texts and I loved them all. I couldn’t comment on the others, except that I did start Ulysses and rapidly came to the conclusion that Life was too short… Good luck with them and I look forward to hearing what you make of them, should you take the plunge:))

  4. August 23, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I’ve always wanted to read On the Road, I don’t even remember what prompted me to want to read it but it’s one that has always been in the back of my mind.

  5. August 23, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    The Little Prince was wonderful. I didn’t enjoy The Catcher in the Rye or Lord of the Flies much, but everyone is different. I’m too scared to try Ulysses. 😆 At least a few of these are short. That’s always incentive for me to read something sooner.

  6. August 24, 2016 / 3:28 am

    I tried to listen to Ulysses. Just could not get through it. I loved Anna Karenina.

  7. September 18, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I could not stand Lord Of The Flies, why they make you suffer through it for English I will never know. I’ve got so many books on my TBR pile that I never get round to either, so I’ve started reading a new book (on my TBR for less than 1.5 years) and then read an old book (on my TBR for longer than 1.5 years) to try to get the old TBR down!

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