In The Daily Mail yesterday, "According to a survey, Britons spend an average of Â£4,000 on books during their lifetime, but fail to finish almost half of them."
The novel that topped the poll of book the British buy but don't read/finish is DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little. (Check out John Crace's hilarious synopses of some of the books, in The Guardian Unlimited's The Digested Read.)
Have a look at the full lists (fiction and non-fiction) and see if they match yours.
My list includes Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past and Diana Wynne Jones's Dalemark Quartet.
I don't think I'll ever read Proust's seven-volume novel. (Actually, I'm on the verge of selling the four volumes I own. I am suddenly unsure if I should though. )
I recently started Cart and Cwidder (the first Dalemark book), again (probably the sixth time in as many years), and would have continued had I not been distracted by Terry Pratchett and Death.
One of my reading resolutions for 2007 is to read it. And The Wizard of Earthsea.Add a Comment