This week’s topic was originally Authors I’d Like To See on a Reality Show, but it was turned into a freebie topic because of the difficulty level. I followed Megan’s lead to do an older topic from a previous Top 10.
1. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
It’s supposed to be the first word and manifesta of the feminist fight, and I can’t believe I haven’t gone there yet!
2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
We live in Missouri, and I have a young son. This is probably an inevitability.
3. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
So many women claim to love this re-telling of Biblical women and their stories or at least claim they want to read it if they haven’t. I’m still undecided.
4. Beloved by Toni Morrison
The main character, Sethe, sounds a bit like Precious in Push. Many people say it’s a pretty weird one, but maybe I’d like it.
Two subjects that fascinate me … writing and imprisonment. I can’t imagine these women’s deep feelings of loss brought on by incarceration, so I’m very intrigued by the subject.
6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Isn’t this one considered a “classic?” So many people gasp when I say I haven’t read and tell me how I should, so maybe I’ll try it one day. I should do so considering it was in a box an old apartment neighbor gave me when his roommate skipped out and left a bunch of stuff.
7. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Once again, several people have asked me why I’ve never read this one. Heck, I’ve never even seen the movie. Steinbeck is great, I suppose, but Cannery Row was so depressing. Maybe there’s no comparison.
8. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
As much as I am loving “country noir” lately, I’ve got to give this great 20th century classic a try. Okay, okay … I just added it to my “tbr” list.
9. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
As much as I like post-apocalyptic darkness (lol), I can’t believe I’ve yet to read the epitome of the genre. Especially with such a chilling premise.
10. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
There must be something to all the fuss. I like a good dystopian tale. Even though it’s as thick as a brick, I may give it a look someday.
And the list continues to grow!