The weekly Booking Through Thursday question for today is:
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?
This is a harder question than it would have been a year or two ago, because I have been purposefully making my way through several books like this over the past few years. Some on my list that I have actually finished are all of Jane Austen’s books, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. the Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien, and I am even now working my way through the unabridged Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.
Some that I haven’t gotten to yet are Bleak House and Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (I’ve read and loved several of his others), Agatha Christie books, and P. D. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster books. I’m not much for modern secular fiction, but I’ve been thinking about trying something by John Grisham. I keep thinking some day I should read Christian classics The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis and The Confessions of St. Augustine, but I am not quite up to them yet. And I keep seeing Debbie Macomber’s names floating around and want to try something of hers some time.
Probably a flood of other titles are going to come to mind in the next day or two!
How about you? Is there something you’ve always been meaning to read that you haven’t yet?