Thank you to Zezee @ Zezee with Books and Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa & Critiques for tagging me in this! They are awesome! I really like this one, but here is a disclaimer: I don’t have organized TBRs like most people do every month or year or whatever. I hate planning out what I read in advance because I read according to my whims and moods, which are changeable. I literally just gave a gigantic Goodreads “to-read” list with like 300-some books and counting that serves as a life-long TBR. I don’t have an actual physical “pile” (or shelf) either. So keep that in mind while you read my answers.
What book have you been unable to finish?
The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better by Annie Leonard. I started this like 4 years ago and never finished because college. And then I just kinda forgot about it. Bookmark is still in it.
What book have you yet to read because you just haven’t had the time?
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. This book is going to take a lot of time and concentration to read because it is extremely complex.
What book have you yet to read because it’s a sequel?
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. I own an ARC of the second book of the Shades of London series, randomly. I haven’t even read the first one…
What book have you yet to read because it’s brand new?
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke. I want to read this book, but I do not own it. It came out in March.
What book have you yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?
Moby Dick by Herman Melville. This one could honestly fall under several of these questions, but I HATED Melville’s Benito Cereno, so I’m dragging my feet on Moby Dick. It’ll happen some day.
What book have you yet to read because you’re just not in the mood for it?
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I’m just never in the mood, but I feel like I need to read it.
What book have you yet to read because it’s humongous?
Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory. I own a goliath copy published by Barnes & Noble a while back. Though this is not a book you read through in one go – I’m debating making this a summer Twitter project some time in which I do 1 tweet per chapter summarizing/commentating on the story…
What book have you yet to read because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?
Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. In general I don’t think this book got poor reviews, but my college roommate really didn’t like it, and I trust her judgement, so I haven’t read it yet. Still on my TBR though.
What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. No explanation necessary.