I don't know if this necessarily qualifies under the rules for the To Be Read Challenge (TBR), but I have been meaning to finish Dostoevsky's The Brother's Karamazov which I finished approximately half of during the fall of 2003 and then set aside when the real, grueling schedule of Grad school set in the following semester. Nevertheless, it sits on my bookshelves calling my my name at various intervals begging to be finished, or rather, to be started anew. I also know, pragmatically, that it would be ridiculous for me to even consider picking this book up again in the midst of a crazy semester, but perhaps this summer? I can just see myself--sans the Adirondack chair-- in the middle of a long backpacking trip, dazing away in the sun during a break from hiking, reading this book. Of course, that inspiration naturally arises from the gorgeous mountain peak picture that the creators/designers of the 2007 TBR Challenge so deviously and ingeniously turned into a banner.
"Hmmm?" That's all I've left to say and have lots to (re)consider.
I lied. I still have to say that the "Grand Inquisitor" section is quintessential reading--a "must do" before death--and that it must be read whether or not one desires to read the entire book.
Oh--and I usually avoid too much Russian literature because of its tendency towards nihilism (in my opinion) and hopelessness in general.