Good question. I decided to pick a more current book that's all over the place, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. This book is getting rave reviews and touted by the bibliophiles of the world as the best thing since sliced bread, and a couple of times in the book store I've picked it up, thinking, "I have to read that. I'm not 'in the know' and 'well read' if I don't." However, something about the storyline just doesn't flip my switch and I keep putting it off.
"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?"
It's so weird because I usually love stories that are just big character-fests with tons of backstory and not a lot of "action." But this one... I don't know what my deal is.