This weeks Top Ten Tuesday – hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish – revolves around those books that we have promised outselves we would read, those books that were highly recommended or got excited about, then never read.
So, the ten books I can’t believe I’ve never read…
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – I’ve had this book on my shelves for sometime now and I did actually start to read it one night. I like the beginning and I’m pretty sure I would enjoy the whole book, but for whatever reason I just never got back to it.
2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – I won’t like, I bought this the summer before 8th grade thinking it would be a breeze. I got through the first few chapters, but I just wasn’t able to finish it. I started telling myself recently to pick the book back up, but it’s another one that I just never got back to.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – While I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe time and again growing up, I never read any of the other books growing up. I don’t know what I’m waiting for honestly.
4. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden – This is another book that I’ve had around for a while. I did see the movie, which I love, but I still need to read the book. Even my dad read this one which is definitely saying something.
5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – I won’t lie, I have no idea what this is about other than a cat, a queen of hearts, a lost girl, and drugs. For years I’ve been told to read this book. I’ve never seen the movies or mini-series, nothing. I’m completely negligent when it comes to Carroll’s works. I did buy a copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass a couple weeks ago, so perhaps sooner rather than later…
6. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles are the original. While I have seen the movies, for some reason I’ve just never picked up the books.
7. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – I bought my first copy from a used bookstore a couple of years ago. I left it out right in front of myself so that I would make time to read it. It seems that life got in the way. (Obviously I buy books and never read them, at least not for a few years.)
8. Thank You for Not Reading by Dubravka Ugresic – I don’t remember where I came across this book, only that I read about it online and instantly added it my list of to-reads. Still, at least two if not three years later, I have yet to acquire a copy of my own and read the dang book.
9. World War Z by Max Brooks – A friend of mine recommended this to me about 4.5 years ago. It sounded pretty awesome. Again, here I am years later, yet to get my hands on a copy and read it.
10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – I’ve always wanted to read this. The idea behind the books seems really interesting, but again while I’ve only owned the book for about a year, I have yet to read it.
So, now I just feel plain awful thinking about all the books I’ve had for years that I have yet to read.
Any books that you can’t believe you have yet to read?