BOOKS I'VE NEVER READ

Or even pretended to.
  1. Gone With the Wind
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude
    I read a decent amount of García Márquez in college, at the urging of a particular young lady, but never got around to this one. At this point he's so identified in my mind with that period of my life that I've never felt the urge to circle back.
  4. The Brothers Karamazov
    I read "Crime and Punishment," and moved on. Sometimes I'm a completist; sometimes I'm a nibbler.
  5. The Sun Also Rises
    I wasn't an English major.
  6. A Confederacy of Dunces
  7. Infinite Jest
    I've started it so very many times, but always put it down in favor of his essays or journalism. There's still hope, though: I also had a lot of false starts with "Wolf Hall" before I finally fell head over heels for it.
  8. Anything by Henry James
    He was never on the syllabus.
  9. Gravity's Rainbow
    I know, I know. I'll surrender my nerd badge at the security desk.