Great classic books. Which do you still have you still to read?

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Clearly, I was a mark Twain fan

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As the picture suggests, I read many of the Twain classics as a boy, and this is a photo of the cover of one of my most treasured books. It was given to me by my uncle, who helped foster my love of reading constantly adding to my collection of books

In a world, where the future of new printed books is changing so fast that nobody knows where the eBook rabbit hole will lead. I look back on many of the great books that I had read since I was a child. Thanks to Goodreads for allowing me to catalogue them.

The thing that struck me the most was the lack of top classic books that I had read. I was astonished – just what the bloody heck have I been reading for the last 30 years? But more importantly, what was I going to do about it.

What are the classic books which you have always meant to read, but which just seems to languish at the bottom of your ‘want to read’ list?


Here are some of the titles that I still have to read (taken various all-time 100 lists.)

Catcher in the Rye  J.D. Salinger

To kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

All the Kings men – Robert Penn Warren

Spy who came in from the cold – John Le Carre

Go tell it to the mountain – James Baldwin

Don Quixote – Miguel De Cervantes

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

Three men in a boat – Jerome K. Jerome

The picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde

Nostromo – Joseph Conrad

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

The old man and the sea – Ernest Hemingway

I could go on really, but you get the picture. There are many more books that I still have to read. Another thing that dawned on me was that I clearly need to read a few more Dickens books.


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