We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.
What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet?
Well, this question had me going back through my LT library to figure out just what I have (as I scroll through I’m thinking “I have SO MANY books, is this a blessing or a curse?”). Usually I’ll remember what I have if I’m in a shop and not buy duplicates, but just cold recall doesn’t work out too well for me. So I do have one author whose works I should read, and that is Virginia Woolf. I have both To The Lighthouse and Orlando. Now, I absolutely adore Mrs. Dalloway, so that’s why I should try some others. I have plenty of other worthies waiting about, including a gazillion prize winners and classics, but I have little excuse for not reading one of these two considering my rereads of Mrs. Dalloway! I think I’m just worried that they’ll be less accessible to me now that I’m more than a year out from studying literature.
Have you read either of them? What did you think? What is the best book you’re not reading?