I’ve owned all of these books for five years now. In 2020 I made a goal to read them all, and I have to get rid of them if I don’t end up doing so. I only want to have unread books on my shelves that I’m excited to read. What’s the point in having unread books for so long on your shelves that you’ve lost your interest in. Right? Let’s discuss what unread books I’ve owned the longest and why I still haven’t read them yet.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
For some reason I still haven’t read any of his books, even though I own them all. There is no reason why I haven’t read it yet. I think it’s because I think I’m going to struggle with keeping up with all the names I guess. Almost everyone I know has already read at least one of his books, since The Kite Runner is one of the most well known books ever.
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
This is the unread book that I’ve owned the longest (back in 2014). I got into a huge George Orwell buying spread because of Ariel Bisset. Back in the day she posted a video about why she loves George Orwells books so much so I went crazy and bought them all. Most of them are indeed still unread. Honestly I’ve lost my interest in them, but I really want to give them a try. I know that I can’t have these editions anymore if I’m getting rid of them and would love to own them again.
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
I’ve read and loved The Jungle Book by him. I honestly have no reason why I haven’t read Kim yet, since it so super short. I also think I’m going to love this one too, so I just have to read it.
Another Country by James Baldwin
I bought this book because of its cover. Also because of the premise, but I just had to get it when I heard it this edition was going out of print. So that’d why I bought it. There is no excuse why I haven’t read it yet ever since. I guess because I think it’ll be a hard one to get through. As in that it might take me a very long time and that it will get me in a reading slump. So I’m kind of scared to read it, even though I really want to.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Again, there is no reason why I haven’t read, because I really want to read it. I think the main reason is because of its length. It’s over 500 pages and it used to take a a few weeks to even get through a book that had around 300 pages. Lately I’ve been reading a lot more, so I don’t it’ll be a problem to tackle.