I’m not all that “well read”, despite having a degree in English.
I have never liked Steinbeck, Hemmingway, Faulkner, Joyce, or Conrad.
The very fact that I don’t need to give their full names is an indicator that I probably should have read all their work, but I’ve read just enough of each one to make me cringe away. (Seriously…who assigns The Red Pony to HS students? It’s 80 pages of a horse dying slowly and painfully.)
But for what it’s worth, I’ve also never read Goodnight Moon. Never read any of the Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books. Never finished Charlotte’s Web.
I have, however, read every last Dr. Suess book. All the Black Stallion series, along with all the Silver Chief, Dog of the North books. Lots of Jack London and Alistair MacLean. Sherlock Holmes is a must. I love/hate/respect Dickens. I loved The Cricket in Times Square series.
OK, what are the classics you haven’t read? Or have read enough of to make you put it down? Or suffered through but never want to open again?