Saturday, November 7, 2009

Confessions

For some reason I've been thinking a lot lately about the books I'm ashamed to admit that I've never read. Are there books that you feel like everyone has read except you? Or as a book blogger can you admit to never having read some of the greats? I've decided to make my confessions here.


The one I'm most embarrassed about is To Kill a Mockingbird. I saw the movie in high school but I've never read it and I'm not sure exactly why. I even own a copy but I keep putting it off. What is wrong with me?







The next one is The Scarlett Letter. I did take English in high school but we never had to read this one. We read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain which I didn't really like but we didn't read my next two confessions.






I've never read Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn either.








There are several children's books that I haven't read either. Charlotte's Web and A Wrinkle in Time are two that come to mind but the one that I'm really afraid to admit to never having read is...

11 comments:

Laura H said...

Oh man. I read Mockingbird in HS and didnt like it. And listened to on CD not long ago (read by Sissy Cespak) and LOVED it. Read it , read it!!
I read A wrinkle in time in junior high and didnt like it either. Never tried again. Tell me if you like that one.

Britt said...

Loved Mocking Bird and Scarlet Letter in high school, but can I confess I hated Huck Finn? Had to read it in 11th grade and yeah, didn't work for me. As a result, I've never bothered with Tom Sawyer.
LOVED Mark Twain's Diary of Adam and Diary of Eve. Adam's is especially hilarious.
I'm pretty sure I read A Wrinkle in Time as an adult... or in my late teens, but I haven't touched Charlotte's Web since my first grade teacher read it to our class. :D

: ) Paula said...

Do you have a "favorites" list on your blog somewhere? (Like a top ten) I love the ratings and our book club could use this website because of recent controversy over a book club selection (The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein). I'd love tofind out which of your reviewed books are your favorites. I don't know if this is even possible, just wondering.

Jeanna said...

Hi there! I blog stalk you and this post resonates with me. There are SOOO many classics I have not read. I'm a graduate in English from BYU and I still haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird either! I want to read it, I have a copy of it sitting around somewhere, but I just can't bring myself to do it. UGH!!

I was forced recently to read The Scarlet Letter and Huck Finn (for school), but it took until I was like 38!

Don't bother reading it until you WANT to read it. I recently started Uncle Tom's Cabin and just couldn't do it. I had to put it down, much to my own dismay.

(julie's SIL)

melissa @ 1lbr said...

That last one is a big shocker! Seriously? Never even glanced through it once? :)

I read and loved Mockingbird and Scarlet Letter back in HS.

Brenda said...

I haven't read Mark Twain either which is truly a shame.

You sparked the memory of having read The Scarlett Letter in high school and liking it well enough. I was rather relieved to have that memory sparked because I was beginning to think I had blocked out most of high school English.

Tanya said...

To Kill a Mockingbird...it's a fabulous, easy, thought provoking read. Nothing like i thought it would be...a definite must read!

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

This is a confessional post!
I luv me some Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird -- but I'm right there with you on the others -- never read 'em -- except Where The Wild Things Are.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I'm hyperventilating over the Where the Wild Things Are! I dare you to read it and post about it! And To Kill a Mockingbird? Such a great book that I didn't appreciate until I reread it last year as an adult.

Lindsay said...

I love all those books (except Tom Sawyer, which I haven't read) but especially To Kill a Mockingbird! I think you will love it. Don't worry, many people may have read those books, but not HALF as many total that you have! I have to admit, I have never made it past Harry Potter the first! Now THAT is unsual --even non-readers do that! :)

Sharon said...

Go read Where the Wild Things Are! I loved To Kill a Mockingbird, but not so much the others.