The list author says: "This year I am challenging myself by picking books that have been on my shelf for ages, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to pick up. This is going to be my year though."
"I've read so much about what a great and juicy Gothic thriller this is, but I just haven't had the time to sit down and read it. I think all of this snow will be the perfect opportunity to curl up with a cup of cocoa and one of the books which inspired Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey'."
"I always find it hard to admit that despite having an MA in literature, I've always been daunted by this brick of a book. I refuse to be intimidated anymore though, it's time to see what all the fuss is about."
"Here's another one that's been on my shelf for a while. I meant to read it last year after Tony Judt died, in memoriam, however, I just didn't get to it. Somehow in every history class the world after 1945 got glossed over, so this is a period where my knowledge is sadly lacking and I would love to fix that."
"I received this book as a Christmas present a couple of years ago and got halfway through it before I was distracted. This year, I am going to finish it finally! I love Faulks, and am thrilled to get to finish this fictional account of two pioneers of psychology."