The Literary Blog Hop is hosted at The Blue Bookcase. This week's question:
What one literary work must you read before you die?
If you could see my bookshelves, I have a lot of books that I want to read before I die (there are so many that my husband jokes that I'll die first). Whether any of them are "must" reads might be open to interpretation, though; normally if there is I book I am eager to read I do so right away.
What I would like to do, though, is take a novel I've enjoyed - Les Miserables or The Elegance of the Hedgehog, for example - and be able to read, understand, and enjoy it in French. As I'm refreshing my skills in the language I've started reading small pieces -- magazine articles mostly, as well as some stuff on the Internet -- but I have some work to do before I can be comfortable reading a complete novel. However, once I do have more confidence in my ability I think that the familiarity I have with these stories will be a great help WHEN I tackle them in their original language.
And then when that's done I can start accumulating books in a second language! My husband will be so thrilled........
What work is on your literary bucket list?