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Top ten books, I should, and have always wanted to read, but haven't. watch


    yes i utterly agree i am reading one hundred years of solitude at the moment, nearly finished it now and i have enjoyed every single sentence.

    One book on my list is Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding.

    My advice to anyone who believes they ought to have read Lord of the Rings but hasn't, or didn't finish it, is don't bother. I am actually something of a fan; (I've read it, hmm, 4 times?) but I fully appreciate that a LOT of people don't like it/will not like it. It annoys me to see people torturing themselves reading what they don't want to!

    As to myself, there aren't really any specific books I feel I ought to have read (though doubtless there are some out there that I should read), but there are three big authors (George Elliot, Henry James, DH Lawrence) of whom I have read approximately nothing so far (though I'm halfway through GE's Silas Marner) and want to rectify this.

    I noticed a lot of people list War & Peace - it's a damn good book, but Anna Karenina is even better, as well as being a bit shorter. I heartilly recommend it.

    (Original post by Catat)
    same happened to me reading 1984 - read the vast majority of it but ran out of steam before the end, and haven't ever finished it

    Lord of the Rings is better if you read it slowly - makes it seem more epic, and alot less rushed than the films

    My curent wish list:
    Catcher in the Rye
    Pixel Juice
    Jude the Obscure
    The Meaning of Liff
    Animal Farm
    Read all the Orwell novels if you can.......they're all great.

    According to my mum:
    Gone With The Wind
    Jane Eyre
    Catcher In The Rye
    Th English Patient

    In my defence, I'm only little! :hmpf:
    *will think of 5 more soon*
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