Famous writers fess up about great works they've never pulled off the bookshelf. Read their confessions, then let us know what you've been meaning to read in the comments below.
"The Catcher in the Rye
. What is wrong with me? I don't know, but the more important everyone says that book was to them in their youth, the more I know I ought to read it and the less I feel like doing so. Somehow I missed the whole Salinger thing—although I did search the book for dirty words when I was 9!" — Cathleen Schine, author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport
and The New YorkersWhy The Catcher in the Rye made a difference to Gwyneth Paltrow