Monday, August 01, 2016
Book Orphans: Fiction I've Never Opened
Admission here, and this is at least partially why I was inspired to #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks and not buy this year. I have books on my shelves I've NEVER OPENED. Either I read the blurb and purchased them, or I knew the books by reputation and bought them. And there they sat. And sat.
Someone tell me they have this going on on, too.
Salamander by Thomas Wharton is pretty (I promise, I won't say this for every book)! I know I read lots of reviews of this one, oh, probably 10 years ago? Maybe 15? As I think about it now, it's definitely one of the oldest books left on my shelves. Time to read or cull.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is one of the books I bought half-price by reputation alone. I don't read the same amount of middle grade fiction that I used to, so we'll see if this one ultimately makes the cut.
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters will DEFINITELY get read. I buy all of Waters' books because I love her so hard. In truth, I'm sort of hoarding this book. There are often Sarah Waters dry spells, so I'm saving this one for when I need a fix.
Astray by Emma Donoghue is a similar situation to The Night Watch. I'll definitely read this because I love short stories, I love Donoghue, and I bought the book when it was on sale.
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire was a going-away present when I left my job in March, so it hasn't been languishing on the shelves for nearly as long as the others. I have a hit and miss relationship with Maguire. The Oz series is a big hit, but others, like Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, didn't play as well.
Now, don't leave me hanging! What books on your shelves have you completely ignored?
P.S. Today is your last chance to donate to my St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser! I'm over the $1,500 goal, but who says that should stop the fundraising? Thank you so much for your support! I'll post my head shave here when it's done!