The Best Book You’ve Never Read March 5, 2009
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?
I should probably say something profound, like “War and Peace” or “Brave New World,” but let’s be serious. I’m not going to read either of those anytime soon, if ever.
Recent releases that I’ve missed out on are The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Book Thief, and Life of Pi. Of those, I am most interested in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. I hope to influence (pressure, persuade) my book club to vote it in for this summer. We’ll see.
If everyone’s reading it, I tend to run the other way. But sometimes I start feeling left out when I’m the only one who hasn’t read something, so I give in (hello, Twilight!)
So, of my 3 choices, which would you recommend I read first?