Friday, September 18, 2015

Seven books everyone's read ... except me

1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
(Although I've seen so many film/TV versions of this story I feel like I have read it.)

3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

4. The Boys on the Boat by Daniel J. Brown
(Every book club I know is reading this book...except mine, of course.)

5.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

7. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

There are others, of course, but these are the books people seem to keep talking about. And I smile and nod like I know what they're referring to, even when I don't. Will I ever get around to reading them? Maybe. Maybe not. I can get stubborn when it comes to certain books and authors...especially when they've been hyped a little too much. What about you? Are there books out there that everyone's read except you?

Happy Reading (Or not)!

17 comments:

  1. I haven't read all of these! I haven't read Rebecca, The Boys on the Boat, or Games of Thrones. See, you aren't alone! :)

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  2. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not sure whether I've read Rebecca or not. I'm so familiar with the plot (including spoilers) from discussions elsewhere that I have no idea whether I actually experienced it first hand or not. I'm also not sure whether I've seen the movie--same problem. I should read it (again?) and put all this uncertainty to rest. I have not read 3, 4, 5, or 7 either, although I hope to get to #4 soon.

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    1. It's true, once you've heard so much about a book it sometimes feels like you have read it; I feel that way with The Christmas Carol. And with The Boys in the Boat... I just might wait for the movie. :)

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  3. I've read 1, 2, 5, and 7. Don't know if I'll ever get around to the other three.

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    1. That's over half! Way better than me. :)

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  4. I'm with you for all but the first two on your list. The others don't particularly appeal, and these days my thinking is that there are too many great books in the world to read the ones that don't really grab you.

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  5. Rebecca is one of my favourite books and I've also read A Christmas Carol several times (I was given a beautiful copy for Christmas as a child). I haven't read the others on your list and don't have any plans to read them. There are a lot of hyped books around at the moment that I'm just not very interested in reading.

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    1. Too much hype sometimes equals a disappointing read.

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  6. I'm with Lory - I'm not sure I've read Rebecca, or just read so much about Rebecca that I know the story (I've only seen clips from the film). I don't even know the title of The Boys on the Boat, if that makes you feel any better :) One of my book groups read The Girl on the Train, but I didn't even make it through the first chapter. The same thing happened when I tried Game of Thrones (so much violence) - so from your list, I've only read A Christmas Carol.

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    1. That actually does make me feel better. :) It's nice to know I'm not alone.

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  7. I've only read Rebecca from your list, in fact I haven't even heard of most of them. I've read Rebecca several times though - love it.

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    1. I've heard so much about this book that sometimes I feel like I've read it...spoilers and all. :) Thanks for commenting!

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  8. I've only read A Christmas Carol from your list, so I guess we almost match on that point. Wouldn't mind reading a couple of these though.

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    1. At least you've read A Christmas Carol...I've just seen about ten movie/TV versions of it. Not quite the same thing. :)

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  9. I read The Boys on the Boat, and I ended up liking it. I might read A Christmas Carol sometime, but I know what you mean about having seen it so many times. And I confess...I read Gone Girl...a page-turner..but, ick. Wish I had spent the time on a book I could love. I sometimes miss all the hype and discover a much-publicized book late in the game. It is rare for a book to live up to that much hype, though, so I think you are not alone, and not strange to skip some of these.

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