Today’s Booking Through Thursday:
“So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!'”
I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my bookshelves are mainly full of books I’ve read and loved. There is a small set of books that fall under “books I’ve bought or been given but not yet read” and an even smaller set that are “books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.”
On the Road, by Jack Kerouac. Mary once recommended this to me, so I bought it, but for some reason I just haven’t read it. And no, Mary, I have no idea when I’ll get around to it. 🙂 You may have to bribe/threaten me.
The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I picked this one up at the CWRU book sale in 2007 and started reading it immediately. I had meant to read the short stories in between other novels I was reading, but then the novels just sort of took over and I’ve still only read the first four stories. I hope that the Baker Street Challenge will get me to read it, but you never know.
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. I bought this at the same book sale, but it’s been on my “to-read” list since probably 2002. Sigh. Someday, poor, neglected books. Someday.