I remember precisely when I first added The Eight to my TBR. It was after I finished reading The Secret History, and I was told that this book would have similar elements. That was in 1992, and though I've obtained and given away many copies of this book, I still haven't read it.
Happily I finally read this book last month. Crossed off!
The Night Circus
I have at least three copies of this book, all obtained at various book sales and stores over the year. I will read this book this year.
Perdido Street Station
I once was a huge science fiction and fantasy reader. But that was long ago. When I was asking about new, wonderful sci fi and fantasy, this book was mentioned to me over and over. That was over fifteen years ago, and I still haven't read it.
This is a book I see on so many Best Books I've Ever Read lists. I have two copies of it in my TBR, and I've tried to start it several times, but I've never gotten farther than a few pages.
I bought it. I read a page or two. I gave it away. I bought it. I read a page or two. I gave it away. Over and over. Finally, I decided to read this book. Maybe because I forced myself to read it, I admired the beauty of the writing but I never found myself emotionally caught up in the story.
Ah well. In any case, I read it. Crossed off.
Looking for Alaska
I was swept up completely in The Fault in Our Stars, so I naturally would like to read other books by John Green. I found this book at a yard sale. Still I hesitate. My experience with Authors I Love Based on Only One Book has been horribly disappointing in the past, once I have ventured past that single book. I think I am afraid of being disappointed again.
What do you have sitting on your shelf, almost obscured by dust?
Have you read any of these? Should I read them? Or give them away forever?
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