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?
This is an interesting question because I know there are several great books that I haven’t read yet. But I’m catching up on the books rather quickly these days so the question becomes more difficult. If the narrowing of “the list” isn’t enough I am the kind of person that selects my movies the same way I select my books, I chose by the way I’m feeling the day it’s time to select the next book. There are books that I want to read but just have never been able to get “into the mood”.
I guess I’m being a little to ambiguous for the Booking Through Thursday crowd. I guess if I had to select a book or two I would have to start with a couple of classics that I’ve always wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to it yet for a couple of reasons. The first one, because it seems rather intimidating, James Joyce’s Ulysses. The primary reason it’s on “the list” is because it’s “the greatest book every written” and it’s always been something that’s always been eating at me because I haven’t read it yet. I haven’t yet purchased the book either. I also really want to read Moby Dick by Herman Melville this just seems like one of those books I should read.
I think I’ll leave the list at that for the time being. There are just so many that I could list that I would be great books that I’ve yet to read. Including some more modern novels. I’m interested to see what everyone else has to say on this subject. Until next time happy reading.
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Moby Dick really is brilliant, but if I had to choose between the two I’d say go with Ulysses — I think it would feel like more of an accomplishment to finish that one over Moby Dick :).
I’ve never been able to get all the way through Moby Dick – by the time they get to the boat, I’m usually so fed up I just can’t go any further. I did manage to read Ulysses because it was required reading in a class I took on the modern British novel. Yes, they do say it’s the greatest book ever written, don’t they? But if that’s true, then I think literature is in a really sorry state!
I don’t know who told you Ulysses is the greatest book ever written but they are wrong. It’s really George Eliot’s Middlemarch. 😉
I haven’t read Ulysses yet, either. It’s one of those have to been in the mood books. Thanks for visiting my blog on BTT.
Bonnie: I’m really excited to read both of these books. I already have a copy of Moby Dick on my shelf I have yet to get a copy of Ulysses.
JLS Hall: I’m always worried that will be the problem when I finally get to the book.
CB James: I keep hearing that I should read Middlemarch too, I think I already have a copy of it so maybe I should get on that one too.
Robin: I always select my book by mood. So I guess I’ve never been in the mood for the challenge.