The Broke and The Bookish, and this week's list was the easiest for me to come up with by far. Top Ten Authors I Haven't Read would have been almost as easy as this assignment (unfortunately).
The Top Ten Books I Can't BELIEVE I Haven't Read are:
1. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens. (a.k.a. anything by Dickens other than A Christmas Carol.) Sad. Shameful. I'm currently working on remedying this, thank goodness.
2. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf. (a.k.a. anything by Woolf--see what I'm talking about?) This has not only been on my shelf for years, but it's even been in my immediate reading pile quite often. Somehow it just keeps slipping away and landing back on my TBR shelf.
3. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky. (a.k.a. anything by Dostoevsky. mmm-hmmm.) I justify this one by asserting that I've read Tolstoy's War and Peace AND Anna Karenina and hope that makes it sound like I'm getting to Dostoevsky just as soon as possible.
4. A Room With a View, E.M. Forster. (a.k.a. anything by...aw, nevermind. You get the point.) I started reading this and then got swamped with book club books and ARCs I needed to finish. Time to give some ARCs a pass.
5. Middlemarch, George Eliot. Or Daniel Deronda, which I might actually read first. Yes, George Eliot falls into the aforementioned author's club.
6. Dubliners, James Joyce. Need you ask? I simply picked Dubliners because that's the book of his I already own.
7. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck. I can NOT believe I didn't read this in high school.
8. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien. I was actually assigned to read this in high school and I just couldn't do it. Fantasy is generally not my friend.
9. Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell. This wasn't even on my TBR list until I actually watched the movie and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
10. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak. I swooned over this movie as a teen, and watched it over and over again. And I still haven't read it. For shame.