12 December 2011

Needing a "Important" Title

I was getting ready to do my post about how I accomplished my reading goals for year when I discovered a big problem. I said I was going to read three "important" books in addition to my slog through a Russian master.

It's December 12, and I've only read two other important books. One of those is probably going to be a stretch pick for some classic literature afficianados.

But -- I need a title recommendation, pronto. If you're a Word Nerd regular, you know that classics aren't my cup of tea. So, to help you help me, I like things like Scarlet Pimpernel and Jekyll and Hyde. There's no way that I'd make it through another Russian in two weeks or a Jane Austen (no books of talking and dancing, please!)

Leave your comments on what classic/important title I should tackle in the next two weeks. I can stop by the library ASAP.


Sebastiene said...

Choose the first thing on this list that sounds even vaguely interesting:


Stacie Penney said...

What about the Picture of Dorian Grey? Would that count as important?

If not, try The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. It's a mystery novel.

Lisa954 said...

I don't know if you like Science Fiction, but I suggest "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein. Definitely a classic and won the Hugo in 1967 and was nominated for a Nebula in 1966.

Bethany K. Warner said...

I've read Dorian Grey, so that's out.

I liked Lisa's suggestion of classic sci-fi, so I've got myself a copy of Asimov's "Foundation". Library was out of her suggested Heinlein title.