There are many books that I have never read. Some of those books I have no desire to read, others I am somewhat ashamed that I haven’t read, and one of the books below, Liz is terribly ashamed that I haven’t read.
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Clarice Lispector's novels. These have been on my list for a long time, and the new covers from New Directions are cool. I don't have much of an excuse--Agua Viva is only 88 pages long--but I keep moving books higher in my pile. Someday....
I've never read Catch 22. I feel like I should. Growing up, I read mostly American Lit since that's what my mother taught, and then in college, feeling like I needed to balance out, I took mostly British Lit classes. Somehow a lot of the 20th Century American Lit classics have slipped through. I only read Slaughterhouse Five last year. I'm catching up.
George Orwell--never read him. I know that everyone reads 1984 or Animal Farm in school, but my school was in the backwoods and had a limited budget, so there were definite holes in our curriculum.
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein. I think this is the one that's going to invoke my friends' rage. At least I've read Lonesome Dove, though. It's not like I've been selling a book on the making of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and haven't read the source material, right?