Technically, the prompt this week is Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read, but I couldn’t think of a single author that I liked. So I decided that I would forget this one and use the day to schedule something else. And then I had a
brain blast and remembered Stephen King.
Here we go!
Sometimes, I feel like my Constant Reader status should be revoked because I haven’t read this book. I own it. It stares me in the face every single day. But, I haven’t read it yet. It feels like a huge commitment and I need to be in a more relaxed space to do it.
A long, long time ago, I tried to read this one. It didn’t work out well. I got a bit bored during it. However, now I’m committed to reading this and I also own it (aka, it stares me in the face daily) so I’m going to get to it soon. Maybe even before the year is out.
Okay so most of these choices are ones that I own of his and this is another case of that. It sounds interesting, I bought it, and now I just need to read it. Maybe next year.
Once upon a time, I watched Secret Window with Johnny Depp and loved it. (Still one of my favorite horror movies tbh.) And this collection has that in there. I read The Bazaar of Bad Dreams sometime last year and enjoyed it, so I’m excited to read some of his more classic works.
Do I mention this book every time? I think that I do. But, do I care? Nope. This is actually on my October TBR — my mental one since I haven’t actually put it together just yet — because I love the movie and want to finally give the book a try.
Guess what I’ve never watched? The Shawshank Redemption. I know, cue shock and awe. But, seriously, I’ve never seen it because I wanted to read the short story. Which is in this collection. However, I have seen Stand By Me and this includes the short story that it was based on.
A long time ago, I also watched 1408. Which was different and freaky and wonderful. I still really enjoy the movie and I sincerely believe that it’s the only movie Cusack is a good actor in. So, I definitely want to read the original short story that inspired the movie.
When the Hulu series came out, I stubbornly refused to watch it because I wanted to read it first. This is another tome that will probably be on my TBR sometime. It’d be great to read it one day in November and finish it on the 22nd, but that’s a very broad goal that I’ll put off for years because I don’t have the time to.
This book has been on my Goodreads TBR since 2013 and is #28 on there. I think that’s impressive. I’ve had it there that long and never fucking gotten to it. I will remedy this! One day! Probably in a few years!
And, lastly, is another great classic that I’ve found a way to never read despite it being pretty short for King. I’ve heard vaguely about it and I just want to read it one day because it’s pretty interesting.
That’s it! That’s my list for this week.
Have you read any of these books?
Which would you recommend I read first?
Did I miss any gems for this list?