Top Ten Tuesday #32: Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

This week was a freebie sort-of. We were supposed to select a topic from the past that we missed. I decided to write about…

Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

The Anne books by L.M. Montgomery

I read Anne of Green Gables, and I listened to Anne of the Island once, but I really need to read this whole series. I loved the mini-series, but to be a true fan, I should read the books.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Again, I love the movie (the Winona Rider version), but I’ve never read the book. I’m an imposter!

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

I love the musical of Les Miserables as I’ve written about before, but I have never read the book. And sadly, I may never read it since it’s super long, but I’d like to have read it, ya know?

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen / Emma by Jane Austen

I have only read some of Jane Austen’s novels. As much as I love the stories – based on the movies of course – I have never read Emma or Northanger Abbey. I don’t even know the story of Northanger Abbey because I’ve never even seen a movie version.

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

I love this show, and I really should read the books, but I haven’t. I checked out the CD Audio book of A Game of Thrones from the library, but I was intimidated by the length, and I returned it almost immediately without even trying to listen to it. It’s just such a big commitment!

What books haven’t you read? Any of these same books?

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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  1. Emma was my least favorite Austen because I just didn't love her character. Northanger Abbey was good, but also not a favorite. I need to read Les Mis and Anne of Green Gables, too!! I have a bunch of classics on my list…Anna Karenina, Tales of Two Cities…

    1. Yes! I can't imagine being left out of Harry. They are so important to me. I sometimes think Christopher must think Jim and I are so weird with how into HP we are. Oh well. He'll have his thing someday. šŸ™‚

  2. I've never read the Anne books either! But I always say I will one day, haha! I have actually read Little Women, but it was ages ago. I tried to read Little Men after that (or is the second book Jo's Boys?) – well whichever one is the second book, but I was young and just never finished it.

    I also haven't read the Harry Potter series in it's entirety yet! (eek!!)

    1. My sister texted me last night to yell at me about my list. She's read all the Anne books, Little Women, and Les Mis. I don't know why I didn't read them all when she was reading them since it was when we were younger.

      My book club mate suggested we read the first Anne book later this year, so that might help me get started.

  3. I adored the Anne novels when I was little. I wanted to move to Prince Edward Island and have my own Gilbert and have Anne-esque adventures šŸ˜›

    And I highly recommend the Game of Thrones books. The first one is so so close to the show. It's kind of amazing how closely they kept the TV adaptation. The rest of the books veer slightly away but they are still a great read!
    And whilst the size is slightly intimidating at least it means there's a lot there to keep you reading for longer šŸ˜€

  4. I love the Anne books! Hopefully you can get around to them soon, as they really are quite wonderful. I haven't read the other books on your list, though the Game of Thrones series is probably the only one I will never read. I don't think I can handle the kind of violence that universe involves!

  5. I'm sensing a pattern here – familiar with the movie/show, so you should read the book. šŸ™‚ You're a true bookworm – most people would be content with just watching the movie.

    And you really need to read Anne soon! Those books are absolutely delightful!

    1. Yes, definitely a theme. I always feel like a fraud when I haven't read the book. I do read the book most times before seeing a single movie, but it's intimidating with the series. My book club mate suggested we read Anne of Green Gables this fall, so that should get me going on the series.

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