Books I Dread
- My goal is to read Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels.
- But there is one problem: some of the books I just DREAD.
- It seems every time I look at the list I shudder.
- So without any further ado here are the top 10.
- I will read them and get it over with
- I must muster up the courage…like going to a dentist’s appointment.
- I’m not even going to buy the books!
- I’m using Project Gutenburg and put them on the Kindle.
- Are there any books you dread?
Update: 30 June 2017 ‘Slow down…’
- THE GREAT GATSBY by F. S. Fitzgerald – replacement = W. Trevor short stories
- BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley- replacement = Plays of August Wilson
- THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James – replacement = Fahrenheit 451
- THE AMBASSADORS by Henry James – replacement = The Left Hand of Darkness
- TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald – replacement = The Slow Natives
- THE GOLDEN BOWL by Henry James – (too late to replace, almost finished)
- POINT COUNTER POINT by A. Huxley- replacement = Strong Poison (D. Sayers)
- TROPIC OF CANCER by H. Miller- replacement = Seamus Heaney (H. Vendler)
- THE NAKED AND THE DEAD by Norman Mailer – replacement = The Perfect Spy
- 1984 by George Orwell – stays on list!
#NeedCoffee … and lots of it !
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