The book that probably has been on my to read list the longest I think is 1984 by George Orwell. The first time I heard about this book is when the whole Big Brother TV show started. My mom was seriously disgusted with the show and told me about where Big Brother (or the idea rather) really came from. The broadcasts started in 1999 and since then I have sporadically heard the title here and there. Every couple of years my mom asks if I have read the book yet. But same goes for The Collector, Lord of the Flies, Treasure Island, To Kill a Mockingbird, Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and loads more books. I finally got her off my back about Catcher in The Rye ..by reading it. Kinda pushy my mom is. But I loves her.
But yea, I started reading 1984 a couple of times but for some reason I never made it past the first chapter. I hope that the next time I pick it up, I will be able to read it all the way through.
In the meantime remember: