Half-Read Books of 2014

I failed to finish quite a few books this year!  I didn’t realize it, until I began organizing some cupboards and dressers and side tables. I discovered all of the books I had started but never finished.  They were all over my house. I guess that’s where all of my bookmarks have been hiding.


From top to bottom, these are the books I haven’t yet finished.

A Mercy (2008) by Toni Morrison

A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) by Gene Stratton-Porter

Play It as It Lays (1970) by Joan Didion

The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014) by Larry McMurtry

Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood (2008) by Adrienne Martini

Mormon Women Have Their Say (2013) edited by Claudia Bushman and Caroline Kline

Women of Wisdom & Knowledge: Talks Selected from the BYU Women’s Conferences (1990) edited by Marie Cornwall and Susan Howe

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1987) by Randy Shilts

When Everything Changed: A Keepsake Journal: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present (2014) by Gail Collins

I plan to finish them.  I do.  But I’m thinking that I need to be strategic about it.  I probably need to tackle one at a time and quit leaving half-read books all over my house.

I’ve also been distracted lately, and I’ve been in a reading rut.  I can’t seem to concentrate on anything.  If you have any suggestions for getting me out of this “reader’s block,” I’d love to hear them.

What books do you plan to finish (or tackle) in 2015?

Happy New Year!