Booking Through Thursday

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Booking Through Thursday is weekly meme consisting of questions about ‘about books, authors, reading preferences, that sort of thing.’

This week’s question:

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?

My answer:

So what makes the “best book”?

I don’t think it’s an objective thing – it’s the book that speaks to you. And that’s going to be differnt for different people and at different times in your life.

I can’t possibly name just one book but here is a list of ten from Mount TBR that I have the highest hopes for:

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Brontes Went To Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson
  • As Music and Splendour by Kate O’Brien
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery
  • London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
  • Journey Into The Mind’s Eye by Lesley Blanch
  • The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
  • The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Miss Cayley’s Adventures by Grant Allen
  • In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

Would you steer me towards or away from any of those I wonder?

And then of course there are all those books I have still to discover, all of those books still to be written …..

10 responses

  1. I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read any from your list – I’m not doing very well with your lists today! I do want to read Anna Karenina soon though.

  2. Oh! I’ve long wanted to read The Count of Monte Cristo, too, and I have Vanity Fair staring at me from Mt. TBR, as well. Honestly, it was a hard question this week!

  3. The Count of Monte Cristo was excellent. With so many books having higher priority, I don’t know if I’ll get to Tolstoy or not. One never knows though.

  4. What a super mountain you have there. I’d vote for The Brontes Went To Woolworths just for the fun title. You have happy reading ahead of you.

    BTW – I’ve noticed your new avatar and really like it.

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