I’ve seen this floating around the internet, so I wanted to give it a try. It was created by Lost in the Story, and it looks like a lot of fun. I’ll be using my personal GoodReads account for this, so we’ll see how this goes.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
This one just sound so bizarre…The whole idea of this world under the streets of London. I actually started to read this one a while back, but I just wasn’t into it at the time. I wanted something lighter and fluffier, but I tried to force myself to read this instead. It backfired, obviously. However, the premise is still interesting, and I want to read more books by Gaiman eventually.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
I had never heard of this book until I became a teacher, and I found a class set in our book room. I added this to my list because we really didn’t have much to choose from, so I thought I might read it eventually. However, I’m not sure I would like this. It takes place in China, and this would be interesting because I haven’t read many books set there. However, it also sounds like it could be a little boring. I’m not sure about this one.
Decision: Keep (for now)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
This is a children’s novel which is the main reason I haven’t picked it up yet. However, it sounds creepy and magical, and that is totally something I love. But I’m not sure if I would like it. I’m not crazy about reading books from a child’s perspective because I can’t really connect anymore.
Status: Doesn’t own
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
At its heart, this sounds like a coming of age story, and that’s something I can usually get into. The premise is interesting, and I’ve always heard positive things about it. I’m not usually a fan of realistic fiction, but I have enjoyed them in the past.
Status: Doesn’t Own
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
A city falling into darkness. Two children who find something important that could help them out. Blah blah blah. I remember wanting to read this as a kid, and I’m pretty sure that’s why I added it here. But it was also published in the early 2000s and some of those books have a certain feel to them..I don’t think I can stomach it.
Status: Doesn’t own