Yes, the title is stolen from dovegreyreader – but this Sunday Confessions is a little different. It’s by way of a game, which my friend Barbara-from-Ludlow introduced to me, I believe, but which has been enjoyed by Literary Types for many a year.
In some circles it is fun to see which books you have in common – which ones all of you have read. In The Clan there is a very small list, owing partly to Our Vicar’s predilection for non-fiction, partly to The Carbon Copy’s dislike of everything pre-1900 (excepting Jane Austen, thank goodness) and habit of re-reading the same dozen books time and again. Our Vicar’s Wife and I can make dozens of shared reads – but those which all four members of The Clan have read are:
-Pride and Prejudice
-Diary of a Nobody
-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
I think that may be it.
But this isn’t the game I’m going to foist upon you today. This one is called ‘Humiliations’, but it isn’t as drastic as it sounds. The idea is to group together a literary bunch (hey presto), and each has to confess to three famous books they haven’t read – and really should have. REALLY should have. Can you stand the booing and hissing? I hope so, cos I’d like you all to contribute to the comments, and not make me the *only* one revealing my literary ignorance.
For the purpose of this, let’s only count them if you’ve reading nothing by that author – i.e. I haven’t read Great Expectations, but I’ve read my fair share of Charlie D, so that’s off. But I have now revealed further ignorance. Oops.
Ok, here goes. My little list of three. Get ready to make a united gasp of horror.
-To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
-Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
-Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
Shocked? Time to confess…