5. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
I never actually intend to read this. Unless morbid curiosity gets the better of me, I dunno. But having read the excerpt of the fanfiction it was based on that I did, I just can’t bring myself to sit through an entire book that’s that poorly written.
4. The Two Towers and The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
Shameful. Shameful. I know. But yeah. I really do intend to finish the trilogy some day, I just… I keep getting busy with other things.
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I discussed this one recently, but yeah. This could be actually true of the entire Austen/Bronte/etcetera canon, because I don’t think I’ve finished a single one, but I have a decent working knowledge of the basic plots anyhow.
2. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Because I was supposed to read it for a class, but it wasn’t even a literature class, it was dramatic adaptation, and we were only supposed to read it so we had background when we saw a theatrical adaptation class. I saw the adaptation. I skimmed the book. Did I actually read it? Nope. Will I? Probably not.
1. 1984 by George Orwell
A friend lent me the book once, but I never actually read it. I’ve seen the movie, whatever that’s worth, and I hear it referenced often enough that I feel comfortable understanding the basic concepts. I probably should read it, but it’s not a super priority.
–your fangirl heroine.