Do you have a pile of book that have been sitting there waiting for you to read for quite some time? I have several that have been around for months but there are a few that I have had for YEARS (eep!) that I just never seem to get around to reading.
These are books that I truly do want to read but I just never seemed to have been in the mood or there is something about that book that just scares me…
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: As much as I love Jane Austen, I’ve always assumed that I would enjoy this book as well BUT…I own not one, but two copies and I’ve still never talked myself into reading it.
The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory: I started this series several years ago and even got this next installment for free yet there it is still sits… In my defense, when I first got it, it reeked of cat smells so I had to sit it outside to air out for quite a while to rid it of the odors. I just haven’t been in the mood.
Fall of the Giants by Ken Follett: I started this book a few months ago and read a few chapters but just could not concentrate on it nor could I keep all of the characters straight. I am sure this will be an amazing series if only I could concentrate enough to give it a proper chance.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: This is probably the second most popular book of Ms. Austen’s but I haven’t managed it yet. I LOVE P & P but every time I try to read something else of Jane’s (Mansfield Park *cough*cough*) it just isn’t as great to me so it always leaves me disappointed.
Dead Wake by Erik Larson: Again, historical fiction that I am sure that I will love if I could just get past the first few chapters and get to know the characters. I love historical fiction but I guess I just have to be in a certain mood for them and that just hasn’t happened lately.
There are several more that have been languishing on my shelves for quite a few months but these are the ones that I feel most guilty about! What book(s) do you have that you have always wanted to read but just never got around to?