Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Have Been on My Shelf For the Longest But I've Never Read Also Known As: The List of Shame...
The folks at The Broke and the Bookish make Tuesdays fun. This week's list is....those books that have been on your shelf for an embarrassingly long time...and you still haven't read them? Here are my top ten, in no particular order:
1. Darkness and Day Ivy Compton-Burnett.
2. Manservant and Maidservant Ivy Compton-Burnett. Some time long, long ago, I read an article about a quirky, under-appreciated British writer called Ivy Compton-Burnett. This must have been a very persuasive article, since I have two books by the still under-appreciated Compton-Burnett.
3. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov. This book falls under the category of "books I pretend to have read."
4. Amy and Isabelle Elizabeth Strout. I loved Olive Kitteridge and Abide With Me, so I have no explanation for why I have never read Amy and Isabelle, which has been sitting on my shelf for about a decade.
5. The Water is Wide Pat Conroy. Hello, this book is set in my back yard! The more I hear about the history of the area where I live, the more I ask myself why I haven't picked this book up off my shelf.
6. Drown Junot Diaz.
7. A Reliable Wife Robert Goolrick.
8. 2666 Roberto Bolano.
9. Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel.
10. The Fountain Overflows Rebecca West.
Do you see why I signed up for the Mount TBR Challenge? I figure that between the Back to the Classics 2012 Challenge and the Mount TBR Challenge, I might clear some of these books off of my TBR bookcase.
What books have you had for the longest time that you can't believe you still haven't read?