I read my first Diana Wynne Jones this month. That got me thinking about what else I’ve never read that I should.

A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

This is considered a classic of fantasy but I’ve never read it or any of her books.





A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

I don’t know how I managed to miss this one as a kid.



The BFGThe BFG by Roald Dahl


I’ve never read anything by Roald Dahl.


Jane EyreJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

I must admit that never having read Jane Eyre made reading The Eyre Affair more suspenseful because I had no idea how Jane Eyre was supposed to end.


The Tales of Beedle the BardThe Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling


What kind of Harry Potter fan am I if I haven’t even read all the books set in that world?
**Hangs head in mock shame**


What Books Are You Surprised That You Haven’t Read?


15 Replies to “Can’t Believe I Never Read”

  1. Ooh, don’t feel bad. The only two I read off this list is The BFG and some of Tales of Beedle the Bard. I haven’t even read Fantastic Beasts yet so I’ll join you in hanging my head in shame! I really love Dahl’s work, even though it’s aimed for a younger age. They are quite hilarious and his imagination is lively.

  2. I just finished the BFG since I heard the movie is coming out. It was cute and entertaining. Some of your other books are on my list as well. I hope you get around to reading a few of them.

  3. Ha! I love this post. 🙂 For each of the books you listed, I had to let out a little internal gasp of shock and surprise, thinking “oh, you have to read that one.” Of course, I haven’t read The Wizard of Earthsea and Jane Eyre either, though.

  4. I have to admit that while I like other things by Le Guin, Earthsea never clicked with me… Maybe one day I will try again! As to me, I have read the first Harry Potter book and that is it. lol

    1. I’m surprised at how many people have only read one or two of the Harry Potter books. You get the impression that everyone has read them. Once people start talking about it though it turns out that everyone just seems to have picked up the story through everyone else talking about it.

  5. I actually never read any of these xD I actually really want to read the Tales of Beedle the Bard, but they only sold the hardcover boxset (including Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them) so it’s really expensive. I’m planning to read more classic in the future though.

  6. I’ve never read Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice. And I really have never had interest in doing so. One day maybe.

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