Today's Booking Through Thursday question:
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?
On first glance, I though this was an easy question and one that I have a stock response for:
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. When the new translation was released a couple of years ago, I ran right out and bought it in hardcover...just couldn't wait for the paperback. I was finally going to tackle this monster! As I sat down to read, I discovered the book was very awkward and cumbersome and would require months to complete. (Time to think about a Kindle, again!)
Returning to the question, I began to think "best book" by what standards? Here's where I decided on personal enjoyment. I may not love War and Peace. In fact, books that have war as the backdrop rarely make it to my 'best of' lists.
So, the best book I haven't read may be The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone was one of my favorites of 2005 and this sounds just as good. It even fits into the challenges I've signed up for. It's time to move it to the top of the tbr pile!