We have a thread for books we read and loved, books we read and hated, books we never finished and books we're in the process of reading right now. What else is there, I hear you cry - well, you probably don't, because the name of the thread sort of gives it away. Oh well.
So, which books have you never read? Obviously the answer for anyone is "the vast majority of them, Paranye, there are like a gazillion", but I mean that book that you know you really should have read, or that everyone tells you you should read, or that everyone but you seems to have read, or that you've been meaning to read for years but never quite got around to. It's the book that surprises people when you say you haven't read it. Here are a couple of mine.
- Jane Eyre. Been meaning to read it for forever but never seem to get to it.
- The Princess Bride. This is such a cult hit that I feel like I'm missing out on something! Any fans among us?
- Kurt Vonnegut. Like, any Kurt Vonnegut at all. Shame on me.
- The Great Gatsby. More shame on me.
And one I'm almost sure I'll never read is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I know it's wrong to condemn someone's philosophy without due consideration, but the whole thing sounds so bloody dreary and awful, I just can't see myself ever picking it up when there are so many other things I could be doing with my time, like scrubbing out my shower or picking those little bobbles off my woolen garments.
So, how about you folks?
Expect nothing. Live frugally