To my shame, I own far too many unread books. I bet my fellow bookdragons understand the never-ending circle of buying more books than actually reading them…
Last summer, I chose a pile of books that have been sitting around for ages on the dustiest of my shelves. Some of them were just badly written and I had to force myself to finish those. But there is one book among this pile that I couldn´t bring myself to put down. It was amazing! I asked myself why I did´t read this brilliant book (“The Brides Of Rollrock Island” by Margo Lanagan) earlier!
However, the moral of this story: You must give every book a chance, even if you´re appalled by the cover, the reviews or the blurb.
I hope to find another treasure between all those neglected books on my shelves.
So here is my small list of books I intend to read this summer:
- On Such A Full Sea
- Frog Music
- Starter For Ten
- Natural History Of Dragons
- The Enchantress Of Florence
- Black Rain
- Queen Of Shadows
- The Heart Goes Last
(I must admit, I´ve been pretty keen on reading number 9 and 10. I just had to treat myself with a good book from time to time or I´d turn insane.)