top ten tuesday: to read or not to read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a fun way to get yourself thinking and sharing about books and bookish things.

August 12: To read or not to read anymore?

This week’s topic is one I struggle with every few months. To read or not to read anymore? I have a good handful of books on my shelves that I purchased months ago (in some cases years… derps) when I was really excited about them (hype, rave reviews, recommended by friends, whatever) and then for some reason let them sit. And sit. …And sit. Now I’m looking at them and wonder if I’m all that interested anymore. Maybe I should release them into the universe? But maybe I should hang onto them for a while longer??

  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • A Life in the Music by Ben Sidran
  • Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

Here are a few I’ve purged over the years, but now I’m still thinking of them! I don’t know if I should go re-buy them someday! ACK!!

  • Tender at the Bone by Ruth Riechl
  • Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin
  • Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill

What’s on your “to read or not to read anymore” list?

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