As the year ends, folks love to talk about the absolute best books that they’ve read. They brag about the prize-winning titles adorning their shelves, but they hang their heads in shame at the thought of the books that got away. The tomes that sat gathering dust while others were picked up and read. The books that were meant to be read, though 365 days was not enough. Here, two Bookish editors share their lists of books they regret not reading in 2014.
Kelly’s reading regrets
I’ve read a lot this year, 52 books to be exact. That’s a book a week; that’s over 17,000 pages consumed! While that’s nothing to scoff at, I sit here still wishing I had found a lazy Sunday to squeeze in just one extra book or series.
A few more excellent titles joined the ranks of the unread books on my shelves in 2014:
This romance jumped to the top of my TBR pile the second I laid eyes on Scottish hunk Sam Heughan (who plays Jamie in the Starz television series). If I could travel back in time, I’d read it immediately.
Elizabeth’s reading regrets
I’m back in school now, which means I have the best excuse ever to spend hours and hours reading every day. The downside is that often, the books I’ve been assigned keep me from getting to the books I’d otherwise pick out for myself. There were definitely some grad school-related casualties on my reading list in 2014, but in 2015, I’m striking back. Here’s what I am definitely reading next year, assignments be damned.