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I fess up to having tons of unread books on my shelf on a regular basis, but I thought it would be interesting to take an even closer look at my collection and see which ones have been gathering dust the longest. I'm not quite sure if this will be more like rubbing salt in a wound or an exercise in motivation -- only time will tell! I don't keep any kind of exact records, but I can guarantee these have all been (unfortunately) neglected for more than a few years...
The movie trailer looked good so I bought the book...
Atonement, by Ian McEwan
P.S. I Love You, by Cecilia Ahern
I totally loved Oprah's book club, but never read half the books I picked up...
Daughter of Fortune, by Isabel Allende
The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follet
Back Roads, by Tawni O'Dell
Open House, by Elizabeth Berg
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez
Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez
I snagged these from the bargain table of the B&N down the street from my college. I graduated in 2007...
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
I have a tattered copy of this one from my Mom that is probably older than I am. I can't even find a cover image for that edition...
Light a Penny Candle, by Maeve Binchy
I liked The Poisonwood Bible when I read it for a high school class, so I picked up this one too...
Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
I freakin' love this series, but haven't read the latest installment because I knew the wait for the next one would be soooo long when I got it. And it's still not published yet...
An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon
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What un-read books have been on your shelves the longest?