Anyway, my immediate thoughts, being a book junkie, was "whoa, I wonder how many of these 1001 books, I've ACTUALLY READ!" So I went back during lunch break to see.
I flipped through the pages and took a tally. You will all be so proud of me! Of the 1001 books to read before you die, I have officially perused a grand total of 22! Anyway, I've obviously got a long life ahead of me.
In all seriousness, though, as I went through the book, I couldn't help but notice that it lacked several books that I believe to be incredibly significant. I think this is due to the fact that there was a noticeable lack of children's books, among which I believe to lie some of the greatest works of fiction. Things like, Anne of Green Gables, Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, and The Trumpet of the Swan. They're SO important! I can't stress how important children's books like these are!
Anyway, if I had to have a list of books to read before you die, it would include:
- All the Sherlock Holmes books (my favourites of all times)
- The Lord of the Rings
- The Anne of Green Gables books
- The Chronicles of Narnia,
- All books by E. Nesbit
- All books by Virginia Woolf
- All books by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- National Velvet
- The Trumpet of the Swan
- Anna Karenina
- The Moonstone
- Wuthering Heights
- and many more which presently aren't balancing on my brain's frontal lobe.