Top Ten Books on my shelf that have been waiting too long

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Hello All!  This is my first new post of 2015 (that I didn’t write and schedule in 2014)

Today’s topic was supposed to be top ten debuts I was looking forward to, but I couldn’t seem to get my head around it.  I wasn’t going to post at all, but then I found a couple of books that I bought the day after Christmas, and when I went to put them on a shelf, I realized I had SO many others just sitting there that I hadn’t read.  So, I decided to come up with a list of books I am hoping to read this year, that have been sitting on my shelf way too long.  Between the loveliness of ARCs, my obsession with my local library, and the damned ease of downloading onto my kindle, these babies have been languishing on my shelf.

1.  The Bell Jar

2.  Wuthering Heights

3.  The Count of Monte Cristo

4.  East of Eden

5.  The Alchemist

6.  Dolores Clairborne

7.  The Fountainhead

8.  Outlander

9.  Needful Things

10.  A Hundred Summers

So, which would you recommend?

I don’t know why I have ignored them for so long, though in fairness, #s 3, 6, 8, and 9 have such small print that I have to find really strong reading glasses first!

What books have you ignored?

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Some books actually scare me a little- Top Ten Tuesday!!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

Now this week’s topic is supposed to be Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition, but when I sat down this morning-total brain freeze!!  So, I went back two weeks and am doing the topic I missed while I was on vacation, so the topic is-

Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

Now, some of these books are scary due to their size, others, due to the seriousness of the topic, and others-seem impossible to read (Joyce).

1.  Crime and Punishment

I have a hard time remembering the proper pronunciation for the author.

2.  Wuthering Heights

Tried reading it 3 times already- no luck so far.

3.  Great Expectations

The name says it all-actually this is only 1 of Dicken’s works that intimidate me- he has many more!

4.  Dante’s Inferno

I have it.  I opened it.  I put it down.

5.  Les Miserables

I saw this on broadway 20 years ago-does that count?

6.  War & Peace

Wow- that title alone is a whole lotta something!  War-AND-Peace- all encompassing.

7.  The Illiad & The Odyssey 

I am actually dying to read these epic poems, but wow are they long.  I am pretty sure I was supposed to read them in high school (hello cliff notes).

8.  Joyce’s Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake

Hmmm- I have been told for years that these are HARD to read.

and finally

10.  Moby Dick

This whale of a book seems to be just TOO much for me, but I am determined to conquer it one day.