Jun 21, 2012

the.book.chat. {books I've been meaning to read}

It's Thursday! 
For this week's book chat, I'm hoping for everyone to share those books that have been sitting on their to-be-read shelf for too long.  I think it would be cool if everyone could visit the other book chatter's posts and hopefully share some experience with the books on everyone else's lists.  Does that make sense?

This week's chat doesn't involve any heavy-duty writing, unless you want it to. I know many of us are busy with moves, vacations, company and what-not. 

Hope you join in!

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Here is my list. 
I've started this book probably 10 times.  I have friends who adore it.  I just cannot seem to get into it. What am I missing?  I refuse to see the movie without reading the book, and I have to see the movie because I am obsessed with Baz Luhrmann...so I guess I'll be reading this one by Christmas.

This is one of my mom's favorite books and it seems right up my ally in genre and content.  I think it's the size that intimidates me.  It could be used as a doorstop.

I really did not love The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; however, I love Lisbeth Salander and from what I hear this book has more of her in it. 


I won this book in a blog giveaway a few months back.  It sounds so interesting and unique, but I lack motivation for some reason.

I own this one.  I love everything else I've read by Maggie Stiefvater.  I have heard great things about this series.  What is my hold up?  Could it be the under-whelming cover?

 I loved Pride and Prejudice and I have a feeling I would love this one even more.

My TBR list is pretty large.  110 books as of right now. These are just a few of the books that have been sitting on that list for years.  Am I the only one with a shelf full of books to be read, and yet keep buying new ones and reading those instead? 

If you've read any of these, I would love to hear your thoughts.  Are they worth forcing myself to read them or should I continue avoiding them?

Can't wait to see what you have.  Link up below.

Topic for next week: Audiobooks.  Do you listen to audiobooks?  Do you consider that "reading"?  What are your favorite audiobooks?

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6 comments:

Lucy The Valiant said...

I have the same problem with Gatsby! I've started it a few times, I know I *ought* to read it, and the second I saw the movie preview I thought, "I guess I'll really have to read it now!" It just never hooked me in, I guess.

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

I read Emma when I was at school for my studies, and loved it more than P&P - highly recommended!

Lauren said...

Umm, OMG! I just finished reading The Great Gatsby (For the 2nd time, I sort of read it in high school, didn't like it, so stopped) Not sure I like it now either, I want to like it, in fact I want to love it, but I can't. Nobody seems that likeable in it, and it's very depressing. I love the era it is placed in, and I find myeslf LOVING the cover art on several different versions more than the book. Maybe the new movie will tickle my fancy more though? LOL PS Glad, I'm not the only one!

Megan C. Stroup said...

Sorry I missed this week! I have been absent from the blogosphere. My Google Reader is at 1000+ unread posts right now. :( But anyway, I'm excited for next week! I just got into audiobooks this year, so I'm excited to share my thoughts. I just need to make sure I get my post done early because I'll be in Atlanta for a conference all next week, and I definitely don't want to miss the Book Chat again!

Katie Price said...

The World Without End & Pillars of the Earth are definitely worth reading! I know they look huge, but by the time you are done you will wish they kept going. I've also read The Sweetness.. and really liked it & the next books in the series. The main character Flavia de Luce is a crack up, totally the kind of kid I hope my {someday} daughters will be like.

Lesley said...

I listened to the audio book for Sweetness... and it was really cute! The narrator really made it.

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