So I made a challenge. To stop buying books and read the ones I already own that I haven't yet. And also to not reread a book for a good while.
I would totally love a funky library like this.
Anyway, as a giant book nerd I end up buying a fair amount of books. But then inevitably, I don't read them. Usually I buy them from secondhand stores, but not always. And new books can add up.
Here is the pile of books that I am telling myself I need to read before I can buy a new book.
I collect these books from Penguin. And this is a pile of the ones that I haven't read, minus Homer's The Odyssey, which I am currently reading right now.
The books are:
1. Les Miserables
2. The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray
5. Bleak House
6. Lady Chatterly's Lover
8. The Woman in White
Truthfully, I am a little unsure if I will read Shakespeare's The Sonnet's and A Lover's Complaint. I am not a huge fan of poetry, even if it is by the world's best poet ever. I am also a little nervous about Les Miserables, because it is ginormous, and while I liked the musical, I don't know how I will feel about the book.
At the very least, I have 6 fairly serious books to partake of. Several of them have movies and while I am tempted to watch the movie and bow out using the "Cliffs notes" idea, I won't. Although I may watch the movie afterward!