Top Ten Books Everyone Has Heard of but No One Has Read

There are certain books that everyone has heard of but has probably never had any interest in reading.

The Top Ten

1 The Diary of Anne Frank

Unlike most people, I've read this book (actually, I read 'The diary of a young girl' but it was the same) and such a shame not a lot of people read it. There is so many copies in my school, and I know only about five people who read it. It is a truly remarkable book, and I enjoyed how brave and mature she was, and how she dieed at the end because of sickness was so sad.

I have read this book and it's just so wonderful and beautifully written that I couldn't stop reading it!

I read it. I only read like half of it though.

I have read this book several times, it is heartwrenching. It's too bad more people don't actually read it. When we forget our history, we are doomed to repeat it.

2 The Bible

People claim to be Christian but don't understand what they believe in.

People don't read it because why would a book that holds the future and truth but it is cheap MILLION DOLLARS! Also it because of how long the book is

I don't read the Bible all at once. Rather, I read a little fraction each day. I know I'll finish eventually...

I don't think too many people have read the whole of this book.
I have probably read less than twenty "proper" books in my life (not a fan of reading) but I have read The Odyssey, The Illiad, The Catcher in the Rye, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Animal Farm. Weird!

3 Webster's Dictionary

I JUST spent fifteen minutes strait asking people if they read the dictionary for fun (we had time to kill in algebra) and that is so entertaining, most people say What? , but you do get some surprising answers.

No one reads the Dictionary, but everyone knows who Webster is.

Who would even read a dictionary. ITs easier to just go to and type the word you want to know the meaning of.


4 The Catcher in the Rye

Although not my style (I like fantasy - Lord of the Rings, etc. ) I've read it and it's definitely one of the best books ever! Every teen should reed it.

A book supposedly popular among serial killers...

I've read this and it's amazing. One of the best books ever written.

Yes, I'm guilty. I have not read this book.

5 The Odyssey

I read it and loved it!

The longest poem ever written.

6 War and Peace

Everyone knows its long. But naturally that means no one has read it. Lazy culture of today I guess.

7 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Hey, I love this book, but your right only five percent of people who talk about it have actually read it. And most peaple think it is about him tricking other people to do his work but that was only like one page. Most of it is about Injun Joe trying to kill them.

Read it in class. Loved it to death.

8 Animal Farm

About the Russian Revolution

Everyone should read this though

I've read a lot of these.

I read it in 10th grade.

9 The Exorcist

most people just watch the movie


10 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Contenders

11 The Necronomicon
12 Moby Dick

Everybody in my school laughs at the title...

13 Romeo and Juliet

Wait I thought it was a play script not a book.

Read it.

14 Great Expectations

It's a shame more people haven't read this. It's entertaining, and a wonderfully told story.

Of course I have..many times I loved it and travelled it...

I readit, it's brilliant.

15 The Day of the Locust
16 In Search of Lost Time
17 The Art of War

Great book. Goes over how the opponent and you are one, It is not about besting the opponent, but besting yourself before you meet an opponent. 10/10 would definitely read it again.

18 To Kill a Mockingbird

I've read this before

19 The Illiad

Almost as long as the Odyssey.

Almost as long as the "Illiad"

Sort of the Greek Bible

20 Ulysses
21 The Crucible

About the Salem Witch Trials...

22 A Separate Peace

Again, I've read most of these.

Read it.

23 Lolita

I have read it of course, Humbert made it so unforgettable

24 The Lord of the Rings
25 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

I read it in 9th grade and it sucked.

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