I have a serious problem with starting books and then never quite getting around to finishing them. It's not that the books I start are no good, it's just that I'm easily distracted by other things. Some of the books I've not finished are meant to be great, and I would feel really positive if I could finish some of them this year. Jillian at A Room of One's Own is hosting the Books I Started but Didn't Finish challenge, and I am so joining!
This is my list of the books I want to finish this year:
- Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak - This is my definitive unfinished book. I have been reading this book since I was thirteen, and I've started again on at least three seperate occassions. I have really enjoyed what I've read and I really want to finish it this year, as it's probably the book that's been the longest on my shelf unfinished.
- The Swan Thieves by Elisabeth Kostova - The Historian is one of my favourite books, and I was super excited to find out that Kostova had written another one. I started this book and was really enjoying it when something else (I forget what) got in the way and I never finished it.
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - I started this as part of Allie's readalong last year, but never finished it. Again, disracted. I read about three quarters of it, though, and that was great. I'm excited to read the rest!
- Bleak House by Charles Dickens