Well, that is a really big title and the same would be my list of such books (in no particular order):
1. The Grapes of Wrath (I am stuck on Pg.50 or somewhere around)
2. The Book Thief
3. Much Ado About Nothing (well it is a drama, still I am sharing it because I discontinued to read it somewhere around in Act II. I want to complete it.)
4. The Bourne Supremacy (I read the first book and started the second one but I got bored after reading the first two chapters)
5. The Divine Comedy
6. The God of Small Things
There are many others but it is better if I end the list here.
It is just that if I start reading a book and get disturbed in the first few pages, I just abruptly stop reading it anymore. And it lies waiting for me so that I could find it once again. There are many books I couldn’t read because I found the language to be the main hindrance. Yes, I find it difficult to feel the book if I am not comfortable with the language. Wuthering Heights is a book I tried to read repeatedly but nothing was making sense to me.
I am more of a modernist when it comes to books. I would rather read a good new novel rather than devoting my time to a classic I can’t enjoy. I am myself reading Jane Eyre right now and I am quite enjoying it but not without a little frustration over the long introspective paragraphs or the dialogues which get sometimes quite tedious to read. But it is not disturbing me to an extent that I would stop reading it.
In simple words, we must read what we enjoy or something we find would enrich our minds and souls in some way. Have a good time and happy reading! Read anything… but just read and keep on reading.
And at last something for you to think about:
7 thoughts on “Day 23: A Book You Wanted But You Haven’t Read So Far”
So interesting-I am a voracious reader–mostly populist fiction–and I love, love page-turners–I am driven by plot and the unknown–
Yes, that is something that keeps me going as well.
Thanks for sharing words.
Ulysses. I’m still on the first half of the second page–though I’ve thumbed thropugh it several times.>KB
Oh yeah… I would like to read it one day as well, if I can. Because I have about 200 books already in my “to-read” list.
I have libraries–2 to be exact, of such books I’ve had to give away during my life. I never worry, there will never be enough time so fasilure to accomplish such a task is a moot point.>KB
For what it’s worth, I really enjoyed The Bourne Identity, but felt the rest of the trilogy didn’t live up to the first book. (And I haven’t read any of the continuation by the new author.)
Oh, is it so? I would have at least wanted to finish the original triology. Now I am doubtful whether I will be able to do so.
Thanks for sharing your views.