Must Read Books... Do They Exist??
The other day, when browsing videos on YouTube, I came across one video that kinda annoyed me. It was a BookShelf tour, of a YA Video Book Reviwer. Obviously they were showing all the books they own and they came across the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices (two different series) by Cassandra Clare and it was the comment they made which angered me :' These are both must read series and if you don't read them, then well your just not a YA book lover' (<-- Not exact quote). This comment made me wonder, can you possibly be defined as not a classified book lover if you haven't read this series, because if so then I'm the furthest thing away from a book lover. I have nothing against Cassandra Clare nor her writing but I have multiple times attempted reading the first book in her Mortal Instruments Series: City Of Bones, to the point where I can't even look at the book anymore. It just doesn't intrest me in the slightest.
Isn't in the end reading a book and being a book lover about reading what you wanna read about, instead of what other people say you have to read. Isn't reading about choices and freedom, a form of escapism, something I never felt when reading City of Bones.
I class myself as a book lower, despite if I haven't read Mortal Instruments, nor a classic etc...
But onto the main point of this book Discussion is there really must read books out there.
Well I guess obviously there is books which people will class as must read due to how amazingly fantastic they are... but is there really books out there that you must read to be able to be defined as something in life...
What do you think?
And what books would you class as must read?