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?
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 …..