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 it's such a shame not many people read it. There are so many copies in my school, and I know only about five people who have read it. It is a truly remarkable book. I enjoyed how brave and mature she was, and how she died at the end because of sickness was so sad.

I have read this book several times. It is heart-wrenching. 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

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 Iliad, The Catcher in the Rye, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Animal Farm. Weird!

People don't read it because they question why a book that holds the future and truth would be cheap. Also, it's 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...

3 Webster's Dictionary

I JUST spent fifteen minutes straight 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.

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 read it.

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

A book supposedly popular among serial killers...

5 The Odyssey

The longest poem ever written.

6 War and Peace

Everyone knows it's 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 you're right. Only five percent of people who talk about it have actually read it. And most people 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, as well as France, with hidden messages about WWII. It's a book for all vegans and even non-vegans too, I guess.

9 The Exorcist
10 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Contenders
11 Romeo and Juliet

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

12 Great Expectations

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

13 Moby Dick

Everybody in my school laughs at the title...

14 To Kill a Mockingbird
15 The Necronomicon
16 The Lord of the Rings
17 The Illiad

Never again. I will never touch this book again in my life.

18 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.

19 The Day of the Locust
20 In Search of Lost Time
21 Ulysses
22 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

I read it in 9th grade and it sucked.

23 The Crucible
24 A Separate Peace
25 Lolita
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