In this context, “Shelf of Shame” refers to the pile of books by the side of your bed, waiting to be read. Additionally, it can refer to your queue of movie or TV shows you’ve been meaning to watch, but just haven’t gotten around to for one reason or another. What have you been meaning to read or watch that you haven’t?
Share why if you wish.
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I’m giving a sampling of my shelf of shame with books I’ve started, but have yet to cross the finish line.
A History of God, by Karen Armstrong
Know This, edited by John Brockman
The Garden Primer, by Barbara Damrosch
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The 2019 Best American Magazine Writing, edited by Sid Holt
The Dispossessed, by Ursula K LeGuin (must start over)
On Food and Cooking, by Harold McGee
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, edited by Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson
The Noonday Demon, by Andrew Solomon
A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
I too have History of God on my shelf. It’s definitely not a page-turner, but I’m hoping to learn more about world religions, including my own.