Books I Wish I’d Read…

***I apologize for my long absence! There is no excuse… actually there is a very good one… My dear husband got sick, then kindly gave it to me. Right before we travelled to Melbourne for my brothers wedding. (Which was beautiful). So, the month long absence is over and you can expect to see me blogging a whole heap more, yay! ***

We’ve all got ’em. Those books that people talk about and you sit there in silence hoping that no one asks you if you’ve read it, because let’s be honest you’d probably lie and say you have. I’m trying to rectify that, by going through all the literary books that have formed so many people and have made a mark on our culture, but also happen to be some of the longest books ever written.

I love reading, and I love the ‘classics’: Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, The Book Thief. However, there is something so delicious about snuggling on the sofa and reading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time. But, there is a list of books that I would hate to never read. I figured I wasn’t completely alone in this, so I thought I would share my list with you and begin the daunting task of ticking them off.

  1. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  2. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  4. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  5. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  6. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  7. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  8. All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
  9. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  10. Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  11. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  12. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  13. The Bell Jar – Silvia Plath
  14. The Canterbury Tales – Chaucer
  15. The Code Of The Woosters – P.G. Wodehouse
  16. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Doostoevsky
  17. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  18. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky
  19. Elenor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
  20. The Time Travelers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  21. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  22. Tess of the d’Ubervilles – Thomas Hardy
  23. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  24. Father Brown – G.K. Chesterton
  25. The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis

Started at the top, so my first book to tick off is The Goldfinch ❤ I’ll let you know how I go!

Allie xxx

2 thoughts on “Books I Wish I’d Read…

  1. Alas. The only book I’ve read on your list is ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’ I 100% relate to you on ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’- I’ve been meaning to read that book FOREVER and I even own a copy but I just haven’t gotten to it yet! 😛 Great idea for a list.


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