Funny enough, my book cover didn't look like any of these. [source]
'A Wrinkle in Time' is probably the strangest book I've ever read (as well as one that is commonly banned). That's a bold proclamation, but I feel that it's true. I was consistently perplexed and lost through the entire thing; well, really until the last two chapters.
Is that bad? It's supposed to be a children's novel; It was just so fantastical and out there that my mind was constantly boggled. None of the characters felt particularly believable to me, either. That didn't really mattered though, because I greatly enjoyed the book. Toward the end I was reading so rapidly that I was in danger of skipping over entire lines, I was just so anxious to know what was going to happen.
A few years ago I took the time to get my hands on some novels that are staples of high school literature, but that I had somehow managed to miss: 'Catcher in the Rye', 'The Great Gatsby', and 'Wuthering Heights'. 'Animal Farm' and 'Catch-22' are still on my list. That was the start of my "books that I should have read long ago" crusade.
I hadn't heard of 'The Giver' until a friend lent it to me over a year ago.
It is a beautiful book, and is commonly banned in middle schools.
I really enjoy taking the time to catch up on things, and I aim to do so with no shame; people are simply late to the game sometimes! Because of the similarity in name, while reading 'A Wrinkle in Time', I was reminded that I have yet to read 'Rip Van Winkle' as well! The list continues to grow.
Does anyone have an absolute staple that they want to make sure I have read/will read? I've been told many times that I should read Fahrenheit 451. It's on my list!