Several weeks ago I started this 10 part blog series where I go through one of those predictable “top 100 books to read in your lifetime” and give my two-cents about the books on the list. I found this top 100 list on AbeBooks, and I chose it because I thought it was that little bit less predictable in comparison to the BBC or Amazon one.
So, I’m here today to bring you the next 10 books on the list, bringing the count up to 50.
(Sorry it’s taken so long to get around to doing this! It keeps slipping my mind!)
Don Quixote by Cervantes
Erm, this is over 1000 pages and doesn’t even sound that interesting… no thank you!
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
This one does sound pretty interesting and has a great average review on Goodreads, but it’s not interesting me enough to add it to my TBR.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Was actually talking to a guy at work about this book this week! I haven’t read it yet, but do want to. He was saying it’s one of his favourite books, alongside Frankenstein.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
You will never, ever catch me reading this book. Ever.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I do have this one on my TBR, but I’m not sure I’m really that bothered about reading it anymore. Matt said it was good and has the second book to read, but that still doesn’t convince me.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Eck, this is another one of those books I’ve never had any interest in!
God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
I’d never heard of this book before and although I’m quite intrigued about it, I’m not interested enough to add it to my list or say that I will actually ever read it.
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
I do have a couple of Steinbeck books I would like to read, but this isn’t one of them!
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ve actually read this one! I didn’t like it to be honest, it was pretty dull. I didn’t like any of the characters, even when portrayed by the lovely Leo.
So there we have it for part five! Most of these are very obvious “classics” that are definitely not my kind of books. Next time there’s a few more books that I haven’t actually heard of, maybe I’ll be successful in adding one to my TBR!
I’d love to know if you’ve read any of these books, and if you have, what you thought of them!