So, the question is this: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?"
My shelf has many books that have been sitting waiting for me for years, many of these are classics that I brought during university with the aim of having good knowledge, and never got around to, like Moll Flanders, War and Peace, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskel and The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy.
I also have:
The Robber Bride and Alias Grace by Maragaret Atwood, both of which I brought 10 years ago during my A' Levels, when I was just 17! I have no idea why these two haven't been read as I have enjoyed all of her stuff.
A few others with have been hanging out on my shelves for several years: A Suitable Boy, Arthur and George and Yellow Dog.
Maybe there should be a rescue challenge for those books that never quite make it to the top of the pile.