“Top Ten Tuesday:” Books I can't believe I haven't read

The theme for today's "Top Ten Tuesday" over at The Broke and the Bookish is . . .

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read

I am interpreting this as "Authors I Can't Believe I Haven't Read" … except for the last two because the shame degree is truly sky-high. You will see what I mean.

At any rate, here are seven authors that I am deeply ashamed to say I have read nothing by. Nothing. Not. One. Thing. (I have works by many of these fine writers waiting for me on my shelves, though!)

Eight authors I find it almost inconceivable that I have never read:

Joyce Carol Oates
William Faulkner
Flannery O'Connor
Alice Munro
David Foster Wallace
Thomas Pynchon
Saul Bellow
Chinua Achebe

And, to top it off, two books that truly alarm me every time I contemplate that I have not read them:

A Farewell to Arms
The Catcher in the Rye

oof. That's it for today, folks. I will be back on Wednesday with a links roundup and then, if you're still speaking to me, back again on Friday with a book review!