BOOKS I'VE STARTED AND THE LIKELIHOOD I WILL FINISH THEM

On a scale of #goals to #lol
  1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Start date: 2011-2015
    For every 80 pages I read and then forget to keep reading, I have to reread 60 of those pages before I can pick up where I left off. But in my grad school statement of purpose, I said I was going to be a Russian lit scholar. The least I can do in memory of my ambitious nature is read this before I die.
  2. White Girls by Hilton Als. Start date: 2015
    Dense and liquid and gorgeous. Can't rush this one.
  3. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Start date: 2015
    If I don't finish it, it's because I found out I'm dying soon and needed to finish War and Peace first.
  4. Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Start date: 2008
    No.
  5. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill. Start date: 2015
    Put it in my bag because the title is very large type and makes me look smart from a distance. Will pick it up again if I need to impress someone far away.
  6. Bible by Moses, et al. Start date: 1995
    The Old Testament is tough, okay.