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Multitudes of books exist which I’m avoiding for one reason or another, mostly because I don’t think they’ll interest me. For simplicity’s sake, I’m focusing on those I’m actively avoiding. These are the books I sneak quickly by, eyes averted, hands to the sides of my face to create tunnel vision. I even own most of them, yet they sit on my shelf neglected and forlorn.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea- The story about this book is when I received my first Ipod Touch ages ago, it came preloaded with a bookshelf of free classics. On a whim, I started Twenty Thousand Leagues during a long car trip. I wouldn’t say I was sucked in, but it had it’s charms. I continued to open the app during trips and got about 40% before stalling. There’s a slim chance I will revisit, but it’s more likely Dr. Aronnax and Captain Nemo will forever be roaming the bottom of the sea in the epic underwater walkabout chapter where I left them.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child-It’s too soon. I left the wizarding world for the final time less than two years ago and I’m not ready to pick it up by jumping ahead decades into the future, and probably never will be.
1776-still “reading” this one too actually, but the pace is slow going. Demoted from a proud position on the nightstand to lowly basket by the bed a few years back. Current dust collector.
The much-beloved Outlander series. I know it’s quality and I heartily enjoy the Starz adaptation, however there are 9 or 10? jillion long books in this series and I suck at finishing series. Gotta pass for now, but never say never.
Speaking of the tv series, I’ve just started Season 4 and I’m actually shook.
Les Miserables, 730 pages in anddddddd 733 more to go. Been on my nightstand for 5 years. That’s a long time. I blame Marius.
More or less a list of books I’m avoiding finishing. I could add all of the series I’ve yet to complete too, but that’s a post for another day. Do we share any avoided titles? What books are collecting dust on your shelves?