Yes, the whole thing is ridiculous. These are books that have sat on my shelves for over eight years, but I can't bring myself to read or, worse, give away. I keep thinking I will read them. Someday.
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
Thoughts: This is a tiny book. It was recommended highly. What am I waiting for?
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
Thoughts: I am wild about Olive Kitteridge. I saw Strout speak in Houston. What am I waiting for?
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Thoughts: I've been told this book is similar to The Secret History, which I loved. What am I waiting for?
Collected Stories by Carol Shields
Thoughts: I've read everything else by Carol Shields. Except this book. What am I waiting for?
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Thoughts: "It's my favorite story ever." People have told me this, over and over. What am I waiting for?
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Thoughts: You've read this one, haven't you? I know you have. Everyone has. Except me. What am I waiting for?
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
Thoughts: Kawabata won the Nobel Prize. What am I waiting for?
A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor
Thoughts: I've seen this on zillions of Favorite Book lists. What am I waiting for?
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Thoughts: A huge hit that's science fiction. And I haven't read real science fiction in eons. What am I waiting for?
The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan
Thoughts: Loved Harrigan's Remember Ben Clayton. Saw Harrigan speak in Houston. What am I waiting for???
On the positive side, I am down to three small stacks of books in my TBR....Well, three small stacks of books plus the 88 pounds of books I dragged home from BookExpo!
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