Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Embarrassing Truth

Lately I’ve had a couple of different conversations with people about books, specifically those books you are embarrassed to admit that you’ve never read. And I wish embarrassed were too strong a word, but it’s really not. We all have them, those books that you think everyone in the world has read but you, or that, as a “well-read person,” of course you should have read.

Well, we’re here to share the truth. We all have them, and here are the five books (or authors) we are each embarrassed to admit we’ve never read. And I think Kim speaks for all of us when she said, “I’d like to point out that I really want to read all of these book, but they always manage to go to the bottom of the pile of books I have stacked next to my bed. One of these days. . . .”

Kim’s list:
1. Catcher in the Rye
2. To Kill A Mockingbird
3. Any of the Harry Potter books
4. Beloved
5. Lord of the Flies

Jessica’s list:
1. Wuthering Heights
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Emma
4. Romeo and Juliet
5. The Diary of Anne Frank

Jacky’s list:
1. The Bible
2. The Bell Jar
3. Hemingway
4. War and Peace
5. The Poky Little Puppy

—Jessica

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