I’d like to think every reader has a long list like mine, of books she’s been meaning to read but never quite gets around to.
Good intentions don’t get books read, so last year I made a short list of books I’d been meaning to read for ages that I intended to finish before the year was out. That little plan worked.
The first category in the 2015 reading challenge is “a book you’ve been meaning to read.” I’ve enjoyed browsing through the challenge’s pinterest board, seeing which books YOU have been meaning to read but haven’t gotten to yet.
If you only read one book in 2015, make it a book you’ve been meaning to read for too long. If you don’t have a list, borrow a title from your fellow readers on the pinboard, or help yourself to one of mine below.
7 books I’ve been meaning to read for way too long:
The book was published back in 2002 but the BBC series made it famous. I've heard wonderful things about the books and the movies, and I want to read the books first.More info →
I read Parker Palmer in college, but never this one. Now this is his book I can't get away from: everyone I know keeps recommending this book to me. I'm taking the hint.More info →
"You are going to die," begins this 2006 novel. A fitting beginning to a story about hard things: a little girl and her family struggling to endure in WWII Nazi Germany. The characters are interesting and unexpected, right down to the unusual narrator. You'll see why this was an instant staple on school reading lists when it was published ten years ago, and why it has captured the hearts of readers from age 10 to 110. Beautiful, haunting, fascinating, hopeful.More info →
What books have been lingering on your own TBR list?