Happy Sunday Bibliofriends,
How has June been for you so far? Are you on track with your reading goals? This week I decided to do something a little different for Six For Sunday as I’d been struggling a little with June’s theme. As I missed out on the April theme and it seemed really relevant to my bookshelves, I thought I’d do an April prompt about books that have been on my shelves forever! There were so many to choose from, I think I could have done 60 for Sunday rather than 6! For those who don’t already know, Six for Sunday is a weekly list-based meme created by Steph @ALittleButALot and has a different weekly prompt based on a monthly theme.
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
This is such a classic and I loved the film so so much that I really do need to get my ass in gear and actually read this book!
- White Teeth by Zadie Smith
She has been hailed as one of the great writers of today’s modern fiction world so I’d really like to pick this one up at some point in the next year(!). I think the sheer size of it and the tiny font has been putting me off slightly.
- The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
This sits so prominently on my bookshelves and the neon pink font of the author’s name is like a constant reminder hanging over my head that I have probably owned this book for nearly 10 years and still not read it yet – I just can’t seem to part with a book before I’ve at least given it a little chance.
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
I think I bought this as part of the Between Two Books Book Club which is made up of Florence + the Machine fans – I can’t think of any other reason why it would have appeared on my shelves!
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
It seemed quite relevant to include this book in this list having spent the past few months living amidst a global pandemic!
- Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Another practically modern classic that I just haven’t got around to reading. I thankfully haven’t seen the film either so I’m not spoiled about what happens. I think this may be one of those books that I have to be in the mood to read.
There you go, an insight into my backlist books, a majority of which were purchased before I became addicted to Fantasy and it took precedence over all other reading material! Do you have any backlist books on your shelves? What are your best ways of getting through them? As always, drop me a comment to chat!