The last post in my little blogging series about really hyped books. These are the ones that I’ve given into the temptation to buy, but haven’t actually got round to reading. A good mix of classics and modern books, but all suffering a little under their own fame – because when a book has such a fearsome reputation how can it possibly live up to it?
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I think most of my desire comes from the Friends episode where Joey reads. Any book that evokes a strong enough emotion to need to be put in the freezer must be good.
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I’m actually a little scared to read this as I have placed such high expectations on it. I’m saving it for when I’ve got enough time to read it cover to cover in a matter of days as I imagine that once I start I won’t be able to put it down.
3. 1984 by George Orwell
I’m actually a little ashamed of myself for admitting I haven’t read this. I loved Animal Farm so I have great hopes for this.
4. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
When this book first came out it was absolutely everywhere. But I’d never really found Lena Denham that entertaining so I kind of avoided it. But once I saw Caitlin Moran had endorsed it I had to read it.
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Such an absolute classic and I still haven’t read it. I’ve had a copy on my shelf for years but I just can’t really imagine myself enjoying it. Not that I really know anything about it. But one day I will pick it up and hopefully it will prove me completely wrong.