My cousin Jess sent me a link to a website the other day. The link was a UK site which had recompiled some of the best out of the Literary Canon and added a few newer 'classics' forming the grand finale of a list entitled:
'1000 books to Read in a Lifetime'.
So, me, being the diligent (and often egotistical) person that I am, thought to myself. 'Brittany, dear, you've read a lot of books in your life, why not check this list out?'
I feel suddenly very illiterate.
My literary passions lie within Literature. Fiction, particularly. I have not even dented this list of novels! Not even a dent!
If you feel like taking a peek at the revised Canon, the website is below. But beware, you may be left feeling entirely uncultured, or like myself, wish that you had taken the money spent on University, and forwarded it on to making the most impressive library ever.
Also, a few edits to the list. Add to it the following novels.
'The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka'
'Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man by Joseph Heller'
'If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino'
'Snow White by Donald Barthleme'