drbetteridge's "Recommended Reading for the Real Person"
I consider myself intelligent and educated, but not very familiar with classic literature. At times I have dabbled with the classics, but the truth is- many of them are just too boring. I’m an avid reader, but now at 40, I have realized that I don’t have to read dull literature to be well read. It doesn’t make a person any more intelligent, only persistent and immune to napping. I originally borrowed someone else’s list, and am working on adding my personal favourites.