Book Challenge: 1. A Book I Own But Haven’t Read

Here is a book challenge I did not make. Click it to find the original source.

Here is a book challenge I did not make. Click it to find the original source. http://burns-familyblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/26-books-in-2015.html

So I’ve decided to motivate myself to read more and decided to do a book challenge I had posted a few months ago. I’ll be working my way through it, and I’d like to think I’ll be done by the end of the year, though that might be wishful thinking.

For my first book I decided to read King Arthur and his Knights by Maude Radford Warren. I collect two things: antique books, and books about Arthurian legend. Hence why this one was sitting on my shelf alongside an old copy of Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson and some version of Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory.

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I picked this book because I was taking it on a trip and it’s fairly small unlike say Les Miserables or some of my other large hardback books I own and haven’t read. Honestly, I do need to do a better job of reading the books actually on my bookshelf rather than going to the library. But sometimes I honestly forget about them.

This version of the King Arthur stories turned out to be pretty simplistic. It sounds fairy tale-like when read, but it was interesting. I always enjoy seeing how different authors interpret the different myths, and the illustrations are very pleasing to the eye.

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My little book nook that I always seem to forget about for some reason.

First book done, I’m excited to move on to my next one! Be on the look out for my future posts on the challenge. And if anyone else decides to do this please let me know so I can follow your progress too!

What’s one book you own but haven’t read? Are you a person who refuses to buy a book unless you’ve already read it? What makes you decide to purchase a book?

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29 responses to “Book Challenge: 1. A Book I Own But Haven’t Read

  1. You go, girl! Arthurian lit. Love it! Have you read Stephen Lawhead’s Pendragon Cycle? I love that one. And Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Trilogy is good but kind of different. Then, of course, there’s always good old Mary Stewart. I loved that Lawhead started with Taliesin, Merlin’s father. I would have a hard time picking one book I own but haven’t read. I have two TBR shelves! But I did buy a new one yesterday. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I always buy books before I read them. And very often I look at Oprah’s reading list if I need any suggestions (which I OBVIOUSLY don’t with two full shelves of newbies! 😀 ).

    • I have not read those, but I will have to check them out! I always love finding new Arthurian books to try out. 🙂 I have a lot of unread books too, but as I said size was a factor with this one for traveling since several of the others were a bit bigger. Love that I’m not alone in having way too many books that I haven’t read even as I continue to buy!

  2. Hi! I really like your blog, so I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out my post to see what it’s all about and the questions I’ve posed for you. I can’t wait to read your answers!! 🙂 https://narrativespark.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/i-got-nominated-for-a-liebster-award/

  3. This is such a great idea! I love the list. Thanks for sharing. If you need help with number 9, I recommend Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I really love that book.

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