I was planning on writing this post sometime during the month but after reading Fiona’s Blog June Day 2 post this afternoon in which she mentions the hashtag #iconfessineverread that the Edinburgh Libraries used in a recent Twitter campaign, it seemed fitting to write the post today.
This week I started reading Matilda by Roald Dahl for the first time ever. I haven’t even seen all of the movie either (although this will change soon as I bought the DVD this afternoon). This got me thinking as to why I hadn’t read it. I think it was because by the time it was published in 1988 I was already in Grade 7 (last year of primary school in Qld at the time) and I was starting to read books by other authors. I have vague recollections of reading other Roald Dahl books but not all of the them. I don’t think I was really into my Judy Blume or Paula Danziger phase by then but I don’t know. Maybe I didn’t read much then at all. Although I do still remember making regular visits to my public library at the time.
Anyway, this got me thinking about what other books I have not read, particulary ‘classic’ titles, which is where the hashtag comes in.
Okay then. Confession time.
- The Catcher in the Rye
- War and Peace
- Lord of the Rings
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Wuthering Heights
- Little Women
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Huckleberry Finn
- Anna Karenina
I should stop now before I embarrass myself.
What would you #iconfessineverread?