Appointment in Samarra
Reason: Recommended by respected reader friends
Status: On shelf for over ten years
Attempts: At least four
Any William Faulkner
Reason: On every Must-Read List in existence
Status: I've never acquired a single copy of any Faulkner book
Attempts: Never attempted
Reason: Beloved is...well, beloved.
Status: Have had many, many copies
Attempts: Never opened
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
Reason: I adored Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge.
Status: Have purchased this book three different times.
Attempts: Made it through chapter one before setting it back on shelf.
War and Peace
Reason: Probably on more required reading lists than any other
Status: Gave away copy two years ago
Attempts: Made a valiant effort in 2013 to read it, finally setting aside after 300 pages.
Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe series
Reason: Great children's series
Status: Many, many copies
Attempts: Listening to Dawn Treader on audio now
The Professor and the Madman
Reason: Rave reviews of this nonfiction book
Status: Has been part of many bookboxes over the years
To the Lighthouse
Reason: Woolf is highly respected and I loved the one Woolf novel I've read
Status: Never acquired
Reason: Many reader friends have recommended this one
Status: Just purchased this one a few weeks ago
Attempts: Currently starting Chapter 2
The Razor's Edge
Reason: Story sounds like one I'd love
Status: Just obtained a copy last week
Attempts: None yet
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