Moving flats has become such a problem. I have a lot of stuff. A LOT. It's a safe enough assumption that 35-40% of said stuff are books. The rest are clothes (also a lot), my bed, table, bedside table, chest of drawers and a few kitchen things. So that's a lot of books.
So, with the books I've managed to amass over the years, you can imagine there'll be a few casualties of neglect. Books that have been waiting patiently on my shelves to be picked up, but get shoved further down the reading pile as shiny new books take the coveted spot on my bedside table. If books could talk, I bet these forgotten ones would be screaming for justice...
Neglected due to sheer size:
1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - waiting roughly a year and a half.
2. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts - waiting half a year.
3. My Friend Leonard by James Frey - neglected for more than three years.
4. World Without End by Ken Follett - half a year.
5. Brisingr by Christoper Paolini - nearly two years.
Neglected due to various intimidating factors:6. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie - five years?
7. Perfume by Patrick Suskind - about the same time as above.
8. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - half a year.
9. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer - more than a year.
10. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky - possibly been sitting for two years.
Do you have any dust covered books on your shelf? Which ones are they?
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