The ones I remember actually reading & enjoying are:
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
I specifically remember not reading:
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
If there were others, I've forgotten about them completely.
I spent my reading time buried deep in science fiction books by: Stephen King, John Saul, Dean Koontz, & Frank Herbert mostly. Recently I learned to enjoy books by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, JK Rowling, Robert Rankin, Ilona Andrews and so many more.
I've decided I'm ready to go back and fill in some of the gaps and read more of the classics. Best part - so many of them are available for free.
I found a collection of books available in the Google Play store (mostly free but if there was a charge it was small, 20 books/collection) And I've compiled them all into a "List Challenge" here: "Publish This" Classics That's 100 books, most of which the names I know, some I hadn't heard of before, all of which I'd be happy to check off of my "to read" list.
Will you join me? I think I'd like to complete at least one in each month. I think I will use the compilations I downloaded, and the inspiration from the 2014 Jane Austen Challenge.
Jan-Feb - Sense & SensibilityMarch-April - Pride & Prejudice
May-June - Mansfield Park
July-Aug - Emma
Sept-Oct - Northanger Abbey
Nov-Dec - Persuasion
All of these books are in the compilations (part 1) so the acquisition piece is done. But, since I just opted for this goal today, and January is complete, with February nearly there... I'll have to switch it up a little. With some of the books that I expect to be released in the coming months, and how much I think I can get through reasonably... here's my goal: 2-3 books/month (some new, some classics, some I merely need to finish)
January - Completed:
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Divergent (Divergent #1) - Veronica Roth
- Insurgent (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth
February - Completed
- Allegiant (Divergent #3) - Veronica Roth
- The Long Earth (Long Earth #1) - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
- The Long War (Long Earth #2) - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
- Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen
- Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin A Abbott, Banesh Hoffman (finished)
- Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) - Jim Butcher (expected publish: 27-May-2014)
- Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
- The Long Mars (Long Earth #3) - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (expected publish: 19-Jun-2014)
- Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7) - Kevin Hearne (expected publish: 17-Jun-2014)
- Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) - Ilona Andrews (expected publish: 29-Jul-2014)
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz #1) - L Frank Baum *
- Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan #1) - Edgar Rice Burroughs *
- A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) - Edgar Rice Burroughs *
- The God of Mars (Barsoom #2) - Edgar Rice Burroughs *
- Persuasion - Jane Austen
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (another I've started but not yet finished)
- Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll