Everyone has those books; the ones it seems everyone else has read, or has at least pretended to have read, or those that you like the look of but just haven’t got round to yet (and I have a pretty extensive ‘to-read’ list!). These are my top three:
3. The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
Supposedly the coming-of-age novel, this feels like one I should have read. I have the book and started it once… but I have to admit, I just couldn’t get into it, despite everyone I know who has read it having raved about it. Maybe one day I’ll persevere!
2. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Seen as it was so critically acclaimed, is right up my street (I love anything Tudor related!) and has been sat on my shelf for the last six months, you’d have thought I’d have read this one. I definitely intend to, and soon!
1. 1984 by George Orwell
As an English Literature student, I definitely should have read this one, especially as I have been getting into the recent wave of dystopian fiction, and this is a classic. It’s yet another book I’ve been meaning to get around to for a long time but just haven’t. I guess I’d better get on Amazon…