27. Book that has been on your “to read” list the longest.
There are so many books that have been on my reading list for such a long time! But there is one book that I can’t decide if I want to read, or that I just keep forgetting about because there are so many other books I want to read.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Ever since I first watched 10 Things I Hate About You, in which Julia Stiles’s character reads the novel, I have wanted to read this book. I borrowed it from my boyfriend a couple of years ago and have not yet managed to sit down and flip open to the first page. Over the last few years I have grown to love Plath’s poetry, especially her collection Ariel, but I have yet to read anything else of hers. I think I’ve been hesitant because it will probably be a novel that will make me a bit depressed. But one day I definitely want to look again into the fascinating corners of Plath’s mind. And I really think I’ll enjoy this book a lot. Unfortunately, it isn’t on my reading list for this year. Perhaps next year I’ll be able to say that I’ve finally read this.