Unread books

Dear Fellow Journalers,

How many unread books are on your bookshelf? Do you have a wish list on Good Reads or on an e-reader? Stop worrying! You have an Antilibrary.

Umberto Eco writes that “read books are far less valuable than unread ones.” The theory is based on the idea that knowing what we don’t know is more important than knowing what we do.

If  you have  growing library of books that you haven’t read yet don’t despair. Don’t feel as though there’s a giant time clock somewhere that ticks away your reading minutes. Having unread books means that you’re interested in new information. It means you have a healthy curiosity. It means you’re a person who cares about your life.

My list of self-care unread books include the following:

“If I understood you, would I have this look on my face?” by Alan Alda

“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

“Be in a Treehouse” by Pete Nelson

“Rising Strong” by Brene Brown

“The Culper Ring” Charles Rivers Editors

“The Bookshop of Yesterdays” by Amy Meyerson

“We need to talk: How to have conversations that matter” by Celeste Headlee

“The Joy of Stress” by Loretta LaRoche

“Igniting the American Revolution 1773-1775” by Derek W. Beck

So what’s on your unread shelf?


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