Hello, everyone! How are you~
Now, I’m not sure if this has been done before, I tried doing some research to see to get some ideas but I couldn’t find anything, which was surprisingly disappointing as I wasn’t sure where to start. But, alas it is done. If you would like to use this idea, feel free to! Better yet, adapt it and make it better as it could’ve been created better, but I ran out of time as I had an essay due alongside this. That’s all I’ve got to say for now, I hope you enjoy, read on!
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I finished this entire list, and was just doing the final touches when it occurred to me that I actually did read half this novel. I went on this entire spiel about how I was homeschooled and didn’t have to read it for school, when in fact that was a lie, I did have to. I just forgot because I never finished it.
Half a point to Slytherin!
2. 1984 by George Orwell
My friend wants me to read it though, he really enjoyed it but I’m not quite a fan of mystery in novels, despite being a massive horror/thriller/mystery fan in movies. I just personally feel like it doesn’t translate as well in novels. Perhaps I’ll read it one day though.
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I actually have read this. I haven’t finished the series, but I have read this one several times. I even read it when I was tutoring someone.
4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I never got past the Hobbit. I’m pretty lazy in regards to reading, really. I need to step up my game.
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I never wanted to read it. I just have no interest in it. Never even wanted to watch the movie. Apparently its a feature in schools as a book you have to read, and most people enjoy it but I personally just wouldn’t pick it up.
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Miss- again and again. I honestly need to read more.
I am a fan of the ‘olden day’ genre/themed novels and I feel like I would enjoy this novel, I watched a bit of the movie and enjoyed it so perhaps one day I’ll give it a shot at reading it.
However, knowing myself I’ll be waiting for someone to randomly conjure magic or overthrow the hierarchy.
7. The Diary of A Young girl by Anne Frank
Miss- however, I do have this novel in my house, as of recently!
I didn’t get the chance to go myself, but my family went to go see the house, and they picked up the copy of the book and I am waiting for my mother to finish reading it so I can get the chance to read it myself.
I don’t think I can have the chance any time soon to go see where the events happened, as I live in Australia. So, I would have to wait quite a few years and save a bit of money, so I won’t wait to read the book so I can see the house as most people do.
8. The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
But I’m pretty sure my mother has read it, and wanted me to read it at one point. I probably won’t get around to reading it, knowing myself.
9. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
I read almost the entire novel, but like six chapters? Does that count? It was a book a read in year 7 during library time, but I spent more time mucking around than reading so I never got around to finishing it. I’ll give this half a point!
10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
But I do want to read it, the new movie is coming out and it looks brilliant and I so want to read it. I’m beyond excited.
11. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
I actually don’t want to read this, it isn’t something that I feel like would interest me in the slightest, to be honest.
12. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
But I hardly remember it. It was a blue book, my sister had it for school. I read it when I was in primary school- well, struggled to read it. I have the vaguest memory of it, but I do remember reading it.
13. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Ooh, this is a hard one. I did have the book, I did start to read it but I don’t remember if I finished it. I honestly don’t have the faintest clue for this one. I’m going to have to say ‘miss’. But I do remember having it and reading a little bit of it. I’ll give half a point for owning and reading a bit, though.
14. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
As my earlier home-schooling story, this was a novel I did have to read! It was a terrible novel at first and I struggled to get through it and almost didn’t finish it until I got nearly towards the end when the twist happened and it turned dark and actually enjoyable. I liked the novel after that.
Not sure what that says about me, especially after I just said I didn’t enjoy those types of themes in novels. What can I say, I contradict myself very often.
15. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
But I did read half. I say this a lot, so I won’t give myself a point for this one.
16. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
But I do want to read it!
My partner has some fond memories of this novel from his childhood and he wants me to read it, so it’s on my ‘MBR’ (Must Be Read) list. Just to experience something that he has.
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
I’ve never actually heard of this, I might have to do some research!
18. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
I’m unsure about this one, so I put a question mark. I am certain I read the kids version ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and I have a vague memory of owning the real novel, but I am uncertain if I ever actually read the proper novel. So this one I’m not sure if it counts. So I’ll have to give myself half a point.
19. Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery
I don’t think I want to read this one, but not for the reasons you think. I adored the old movies and even liked the new series that was created, and I just would hate to find out the movies were different from the book and have my childhood memory changed and warped. Otherwise, I feel like I could give it a go.
20. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
I read this novel this year, and it took me a while to enjoy it, but I liked it a lot. The dystopian novel was thoroughly enjoying and I loved the show even more. It is one of those things that I’m glad I read the book beforehand, just so I have that accomplishment of knowing I did.
Thank you all for reading, sorry my posts lately have been odd, hopefully, they’ll get more purpose as the year comes to a close. This is the last post of November, expect Christmas posts to come out, I am beyond excited, so be prepared for the onslaught.
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