There must be something in the air, because book lists are popping up everywhere faster than weeds in my garden. A brief sampling include:
and one I'm a touch too late for:
Excepting the latter, there are several books which appear on all the lists - some of which I have read, and many many of which I haven't. I'm going to make a confession.
I've never read Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
Now, I tried. I tried many, many times. I had it assigned to me in several different English Lit classes at university. I couldn't do it. Couldn't get beyond page 7.
However, I listened to my professors and took copious notes. I could and did write essays and exam questions about Mr. Conrad's classic. I just never read it.
I never will.
Nor have I ever seen Apocalypse Now. Why? Think about it for a second. What book was it based on? There ya go.
Time for your guilty confessions. What classic have you never read?
Don't leave me standing here all alone.