There was a time in my life when I couldn’t imagine leaving a book I was reading unread; it just wasn’t something that I did.
This, of course, was when I was 10 and disillusioned by my love of Harry Potter thinking that every book was going to make me fall in love like it did.
Over the years I have managed to finish almost every book I’ve start. Almost.
I have gotten rid of some really old unread books that I know I wouldn’t ever pick up again, but these are the ones I currently have sitting on in my bookcase:
1) The Warden by Anthony Trollope
2) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3) North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
4) Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thacheray (odds of my finishing this bad boy are slim)
5) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
6) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7) The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
8) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (I’ve read 2.5 books out of the 7 included)
9) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
10) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
11) Wicked by Gregory Maguire
12) Lastly we have the book that I have been ‘currently reading’ for at least a solid year: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
And there you have it. There are 12 books on my shelf that I need to finish.
I see there is a definite trend in the books: classic books that I needed to read for school…but didn’t.
Some of them I’m ashamed I haven’t finished yet, but as one of my resolutions this year I am going to try my best to finish some of these books up and clear up that TBR list.
On Thursday I will be writing a post about the rest of the unread books on my bookcase right now. That’ll be a fun one.
Let me know what books you have half finished on your shelf.
I just realized that I was showing what everyone else is reading that I didn’t even answer the questions myself. So I’ll answer them below and just answer a few extra questions as well. As always feel free to comment with your own answers or just general comments!
Book I am reading right now:
- Right now I’m just finishing ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue. It was a little hard for me to get into at first because of the style of the writing, but that quickly changed and I’m flying through it..just about 50 pages to read and I’m absolutely loving it.
Books on my reading list:
- My reading list is about a mile long. I’m thinking of making a post of all the unread books I have in my room right now. But right off the top of my head some books that I’m dying to read are: One Day by David Nicholls, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and I really want to read more classics. I’ve always been a modern novelist type of girl so I haven’t actually read too many classics, but The are on my shelf and ready for me to (finally) take on.
- AND OF COURSE THE NEW JK ROWLING BOOK THAT WILL BE COMING OUT LATER IN THE YEAR! Sorry for the caps, but I feel like it is a caplocks kind of thing.
Movie Adaptations I’m Looking forward to:
- The Hunger Games, definitely The Hunger Games. I read the book this summer when I was in Italy and it was absolutely amazing and I just can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like on the big screen. The Hobbit is another one I’m dying to watch, for the obvious reasons.
- Whenever I get this questions I can never actually answer it because it is literally always changing. As of right now some of my favourite books include: ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, “Atonement”, “Never Let Me Go”, and “White Oleander” (I know, it’s a cop out to choose more than one, but I couldn’t choose!)
- As for books that will forever and always have a place in my heart it has to go to the Harry Potter series, and it will always go to the Harry Potter series.