I feel bad that I have never actually read any of the books on the main list or on the “Honorable Mention” list. This reminds me of my early Internet chatting days, when someone told me I should read Ayn Rand. I wrote on a post-it, “Read Ayn Rand”, and put the post-it in a pile of papers. Never did actually read anything. :>
I think I need to get a library card and start rectifying my lack of culture and historical knowledge.