Famous Authors I’ve Yet to Read
Following up on my post about the Famous Author’s works I have read and would like to read more of, here is a post about famous authors I’ve yet to read works from at all.
It’s to the detriment of my feminist reputation but I’ve yet to read any Virginia Woolf. I’ve got nearly all of her books but never been inclined to pick up one of them.
I’ve had a real desire of late to read A Room with a View. I love the adaptations of E.M. Forster’s books but I’ve not read any. I got 13% of the way through Howards End last year before I put it down, as it was too cerebral for my tastes. But I think his other works are a little less so, and so, therefore, easier to read.
I’ve got a copy of Tom Jones, another story I love the adaptations of but have never read the book. It’s quite a substantial book so I know that it’s definitely the size that has put me off.
Another feminist icon who I’ve yet to read. For my English A-Level, I read a lot of extracts from Angela’s books including The Magic Toyshop and Wise Children but I’ve never read a single book of hers cover to cover. I have tried on occasion but struggled with her writing, which is also quite cerebral which is against my tastes it seems. I think I need to start small, maybe with The Bloody Chamber which is a collection of fairy-tale re-tellings before I dive into a novel of hers.
Ever since moving to London, I don’t think I’ve gone one week without seeing someone on a train reading Brave New World. It seems to be a leading commuter book. Now that an adaptation is coming I think it will be in vogue again and I would like to get around to reading it before I see the film.
Don’t shoot! But I’ve never read a single Sherlock Holmes story. Not one. Not even a snippet. I’ve no idea what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writing is like, let alone how the plot unfolds. One for the ‘must-read’ before 30 lists.
I don’t think Thomas Hardy and I will ever be friends. I’ve tried numerous books of his and always stop reading after about Chapter 4. I don’t understand his writing style and the plots are also superfluous to me – and very anti-woman in my opinion.
How have I gone this long without reading Animal Farm or 1984 I don’t know. I know that 1984 is particularly popular again right now, but I’m not sure I fancy reading dystopia in the current climate.
What famous authors are you yet to read? Let me know in the comments below.