This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is to come up with ten ‘bookish things I want to or have quit.’ I struggled with this one because usually I’m more likely to have bookish habits I want to start: finishing books in a timely manner, branching out into new authors and genres, etc. So finally I settled on Four Books I Never Finished and Six I’m Probably Not Going to Start. A lengthy title but I think it hits all the important points…
I’m usually something of a stickler about finishing books so it’s rare that I don’t stick it out. I’m sure there are others but these four came immediately to mind. Apparently I have a bit of an issue with classics and lesser known books by classic authors… I know, to my shame.
Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne
The habit of mine that is probably more of a nuisance is that I put books on my TBR list and then never read them. So every now and again I have to go through my list and weed out books that no longer sound that appealing, having sat there collecting virtual dust for several years. These are books that have been hanging around my list forever and that I’m finally officially culling. You might call this my DNR list: Did Not Read and Do Not Resuscitate.
Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages by Vanitha Sankaran
What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris
The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro
The Heart of a Gypsy by Roberta Kagan
The Cracked Slipper by Stephanie Alexander
The Dream of Scipio by Iain Peters