Thursday, March 05, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.

What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet?

My first though was, Wow! What a tough question. I have my TBR List, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, 501 Must Read Books, among other books on books in my library. I have also been eyeing 501 Great Writers. How am I supposed to pick one book from that kind of pool?

Then I thought about it for a moment and realized that there is one great book that I haven't read yet. A book that some think was the very first novel. A book that languishes on my bookshelf despite my best intentions.

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


claire said...

Which translation do you have? Another blogger mentioned that there's a new translation out by Edith Grossman. I think I'd like to get that one, as I love Grossman from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's books.

NoBS said...

Oh yeah! I should probably read that too!

Anonymous said...

That's another one I'd really like to read. So many books so little time!

Joseph said...

I have John Rutherford translation from Penguin Classics. I remember agonizing over which translation to get. I seriously considered the Grossman translation, which if I remember correctly had just come out then. But, I cannot remember why I settled on the Rutherford translation. Perhaps after reading them side by side, which is what I do when choosing a translation, I just liked the Rutherford translation better.