Books that I feel like everyone has read but me.

10:51 AM

Even as a reader, we often have books that everyone talks about and it just makes us think "I really should read that already." I have to admit, some of these are pretty embarrassing and make me want to hide my head in shame, but I have to be in the mood to read certain books and it just happens I've never picked these books up when I'm in the right mood, either that or I don't actually own a copy of the book yet  *don't judge me* so I'm going to share with you some of these books and hopefully I'm not alone in not having read them. Also a lot of these are classics, clearly I need to get into classics more.

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger - I've had so many people tell me to read this book and that I would love it, I finally got a copy at Christmas and still am yet to even try and read it, what is wrong with me?!

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - Ever since reading Wintergirls I was desperate to read speak, I've heard lots of good things about it and have been excited about it for a long time. I got a copy of it off my parents last Christmas and once again have yet to even pick it up.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - That's right, I've never read price and prejudice, probably one of my more embarrassing unread books. Which is a shame because I do actually own this beautiful copy that you see in the image, its leatherbound with yellow edges to the pages and it's gorgeous. I've just never read it! I think that I'm more intimidated by it than anything, I'm worried the language will be difficult to follow, worried that I might find it incredibly boring and be shunned from the bookish corner of the internet... But I will get to it eventually, I promise!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Another book that's pretty damn embarrassing that I haven't read it. Probably for similar reasons to Pride and Prejudice to be honest. I don't even really know what Jane Eyre is about so maybe if I looked into that a bit more I may be more inclined to buy it because I don't even own a copy of this one! Which is pretty bad considering you can get classic books really cheap nowadays... I don't really have a valid excuse it's just not something I've ever tried to pick up!

Fahrenheit 451 by Rae Bradbury - I've seen this on a lot of favourites lists and a hell of a lot of instagram posts because of the really pretty cover. I think it's a popular dystopian due to its link with books, I know it's something to do with book burning and firemen, but that is my extent of knowledge for this one.

Emma by Jane Austen - My knowledge of this book is literally only because of clueless (the film)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald - Yet another book that everyone raves about which I am yet to finish, I have actually started to read this and I have no idea why I haven't finished it yet as it is an incredibly short book.

Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - What should probably be known as one of the YA classics, that everyone who reads YA has read and I own, the concept of the book is really interesting but still I have yet to pick this one up!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - A book that I know I would love if I gave it a try, I'm obsessed with fairytales and this is one of those with a twist, I know that I'd enjoy it if I just picked it up but I just haven't yet!

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - This is one of them books that I don't own, have no idea what it's about but have heard everyone talking about how great of a classic it is, maybe it is something I need to pick up on my trip to London this August!

The Day of The Triffids by John Wyndham - My mum actually was shocked when she saw this on my amazon wishlist, she asked me had I ever read it because it was one of the books she had read in school. I actually haven't and I still am yet to own it, it probably doesn't help that there are some really pretty editions of this book... which to chose?!

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - I suppose you could say I've started to read this, back when I was in primary school, around 10 years old, on a Friday afternoon we would all go into the same classroom and have a book read out by a teacher, the hobbit was one of them but she never ended up finishing it and we just watched the old original film. I do actually own this one, and I really want to read it... honest!

Have you read any of these books? What books are you most embarrassed about not reading?

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  1. If it helps I've only read five of them - Jane Eyre is one of my absolute favourites - but I have the others on my list! :)

    1. I will definitely have to get Jane Eyre! I don't even own the book!

  2. I've read 8 of these - although I blooming well should have at my age (lets just say I'm probably twice your age...). However, I only read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time earlier this year....

    1. I really liked To Kill a Mockingbird but I too had only read that a few months ago!

  3. I've only read 4 books on this list (Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit and Jane Eyre) - I have a lot of catching up to do! I've seen the movie for Speak but I have yet to read the book! Emma and Cinder are both books I'm planning to read very soon!

    1. I need to watch the movie for Speak as I have now read the book! I really enjoyed it!