day twenty-seven | 30 day book challenge

30 Day Book Challenge | Day 27 — A book you regret not having read sooner

I feel a sense of slightly embarrassed regret every time I read a book off my TBR shelf that has been sitting there YEARS and I end up loving it, and the most recent example is…

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (read my review here). I bought this at a used bookstore in Seattle last time I was there visiting family in 2008. Sat sat sat sat on my shelves, moved twice with me across town into new homes, and finally this past summer (four years later) I read it. And of course I could hardly put it down—I ended up reading it all in one weekend (really fast, for me). So I’m kind of embarrassed that I had this thing in my possession for years—this thing I was destined to love—but didn’t indulge in it for so long. Of course, how was I to know how much I’d love it? But on the other hand, I did buy it and just let it sit—and the longer books sit, the harder it is to pick them back up. My bad. Such is the blight of a bibliophile.

Which book(s) do you regret not having read sooner?

2 thoughts on “day twenty-seven | 30 day book challenge

  1. I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower for the first time this year. How did that get by me for so so many years??? Ugh

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