“Ten Books to Read Before You Die” – I think not
A Harris poll asked 2,413 US Adults to name their favorite book. Apparently these are the “Ten Books to Read Before You Die“.
- The Bible
- Gone With The Wind
- Lord of the Rings
- Harry Potter
- The Stand
- The Da Vinci Code
- Kill a Mockingbird
- Angels & Demons
- Atlas Shrugged
- Catcher in the Rye
While I have read four of these (1,3,5,6), I would never have described them as my favorites or even as a “book to read before you die”. Indeed, I am under no rush to read the rest.
No non-fiction. No “classics” (Sophocles, Dante, anyone?). Two Dan Brown works. And Ayn Rand. We’re doomed, I tell ya, doomed.
What would your “Three books to read before you die” be?