While there are many books I still need to read, these are the books I wish I could have read before it was too late--I won't be able to fully appreciate them for many years, if at all.
I had an English professor once say that there are two ages at which one should read Ayn Rand books: 14 and 17. Unfortunately I missed the window, and I don't have the time, so I'll choose to leave those books on the shelf until I have kids that are 14 or 17.
For some reason, I never read this book while I was growing up, although I've heard that it's a wonderful book, and I wish I had the chance to read it. Like Atlas Shrugged, I'll have to wait until I have kids someday so I have an excuse to read it.
Unfortunately, I never got around to reading the full Lord of the Rings trilogy--it is, after all, incredibly long, and I never quite found the time. The sad thing is that I don't see myself having the time in the foreseeable future either, as there are so many other books on my to-read list.
I feel like the Notebook is also a book that's best read during the teenage years, although many romantics would probably enjoy this book at any age. After I saw the movie, I was tempted to read the book, but the movie was so good that I felt like it was an accurate approximation of the book with some truly superb acting.
...Just kidding. I'm glad my life was spared the few hours I would have wasted had I read this brainwashing gobbledygook. I feel bad for the generation slightly younger than mine--their preteen girls are exposed to both Twilight and Justin Bieber.
Hopefully I'll have a reason to read these books someday--or a reason to avoid reading them so I don't have regrets.
Nice list of books!
Great info ... thanks for the list!
I have yet to read or see the movie The Notebook, but I really would like to someday.
Haha, laughing at your number five. So true, so true!
Interesting concept that it can be too late to read a book.
select one here...