Famous writers fess up about great works they've never pulled off the bookshelf. Read their confessions, then let us know what you've been meaning to read in the comments below.
"Proust. When I was in London in my 20s, everybody else had read him, so I bought Swann's Way and gulped it down, underlining as I went. Then I let 45 years go by. Now, having embarked on another fictional reconstitution of my own lost time, I am finding Proust the perfect fit, savoring not gulping this time, and still underlining as I go." — Gail Godwin, author of The Making of a Writer, Volume 2: Journals 1963–1969 and Unfinished Desires

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