Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read
This post is dedicated to those books. You know, the books that glare at you from your bookshelf every time you walk by, daring you to pick it up. The books that have stood there, gathering dust for months - or maybe even years - still unopened while you make yet another run to the library. The books that you just can't find the motivation to read, even though you OWN them. Yeah. Those books.
(Please tell me you have books like this too.)
10. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
My Goodreads profile claims that I have been "currently-reading" this book for about three years.
9. Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick
I won an ARC of this book months ago, and it has been sitting untouched on my nightstand ever since.
8. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
I found this at Goodwill for an exorbitant $1. Now the glares this book gives me whenever I stand in front of my bookshelf make me wonder if it was too steep a price.
7. The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
My brother-in-law loaned these books for me to read... about a year ago.
6. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I loved Fangirl and Attachments, but for some reason I don't really want to read this one. I can't put my finger on why, but it doesn't call to me like her other work does.
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I don't even know how many years this has been sitting on my bookshelf. I loved The Kite Runner, and I keep meaning to read this one... and then reading something else instead.
4. Well-Mannered Assassin by Aline Countess of Romanones
I absolutely devoured her other memoirs from when she was a spy in WWII. I just haven't read this one yet. I might still be saying that twenty years from now.
3. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
The Giver is my all-time favorite book. I think it is precisely because I esteem The Giver so highly that I avoid its sequels. No matter how good they are, they can't compete with the legend that is The Giver.
2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
I think this book has been too hyped-up for me. There's no way it will ever measure up, so why try?
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This book is famous enough that I already know what secrets are hidden in Mr. Rochester's
attic closet, and that alone kind of kills this book for me, no matter how many people tell me how beautifully it's written.
What books glare at you from your bookcase??