A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Before I started blogging and I read mostly adult books. A lot of literary fiction, mysteries, adult fantasies. But then as I started blogging I started finding more Young Adult books that were much more interesting to me. It's been a slow progression but I'd say now only 10% of the books I read are adult books. So here are some books I owned before blogging and never read.
1.) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - Add to Goodreads
I got this at a festival I was tabling at for work. The local library was giving out books. GIVING OUT BOOKS! But this is the book I am most ashamed of. I started it right before I started blogging and put it down and never picked it up again
2.) The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards- Add to Goodreads
I also got this when the library was giving out books. I've heard good things and I think someone told me it was set in Pittsburgh. So when I moved here I though, hey, I'll read a book about where I live now.
3.) Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout - Add to Goodreads
I also got this book at a free giveaway from a library. I was really interested in reading it and yet I never did. Then there was a movie I think a few years ago and I still never read it. The author is coming to Pittsburgh, maybe I should use that as the excuse.
4.) The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - Add to Goodreads
I got this one at the Goodwill a few years ago. I had wanted to read some Jeffrey Eugenides (hence Middlesex also) but I don't really like books about suicide because reasons and I don't know why I thought I would like this one.
5.) Freedom by Jonathon Frazen - Add to Goodreads
People used to rave about this author (although now I don't see much positive talk and he seems like a pretentious jerk) so I got a copy of this book at a used book store because it was super cheap and sounded interesting. But I now I may just sell it back to that book store.
6.) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - Add to Goodreads
I read a different of this author's books and really liked it. This is one that is even more up my alley and I know a lot of people really love it. I got it at a library book sale a while ago and just haven't cracked it open yet.
7.) Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger - Add to Goodreads
I got this at Border's (R.I.P.) as one of those buy one get one half off deals. I like the Time Traveler's Wife so I thought I would read another of the author's books. I just never did and I'm not sure that I ever will.
8.) Drawing in the Dust by Zoe Klein- Add to Goodreads
Again, I got this book at Borders as part of a buy one get one half off deal. I was all about those man. Two paperbacks for like $20, what a deal. Anyway, this was really similar to a lot of other historical mysteries I was reading at the time and I got bored with them.
9.) The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Gailbraith - Add to Goodreads
I was interested in this series because I like mysteries and then I learned that it was written by J.K. Rowling so I was even more interested. So I picked up a copy at a used book store and still haven't read it. I should get on that.
10.) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Add to Goodreads
I talk all the time I feel like about how I have a copy of Anna Karenina but I have never read it because I am intimidated by it. So why stop talking about it now and not include it on this list.
There you have it. Some of the adult books that I bought before blogging and never read. Now that I look at all of these I kind of want to read them. Well most of them. The first couple for sure. Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!