Many readers can recall a book (or two) that was the best book they have ever read.
Many of those same readers can name at least a couple of books that they have always intended to read but just never have. They may be classics or simply good books written by an author whose work is intriguing. “One of these days, I am going to read ______.”
Often these going-to-read books are no longer in print or available on the shelves of the public library. Periodically, public libraries must cull older books to make shelf space for new material. You may find yours in a box in your storage space; long awaiting your decision to finally read them. They may be available from used book stores or by doing an online search. Acquiring and finally reading them will prove to be worth the effort.
Here is an example of a book I had on the shelf and had intended to read for over thirty years. I had seen the movie The Grapes of Wrath which starred Henry Fonda. It was a fine movie. However, movies last a couple of hours or less. Of necessity, they tell an abbreviated and often revised version of the full story. To get the full story it proved necessary to read this Steinbeck classic. The movie just scratched the surface of those dust bowl times. The book poignantly created a deep understanding of the survival issues that confronted the profoundly impoverished families of that time (which can translate to the impoverished of today). I was informed and moved by reading it.
Don’t do as I did. Don’t wait to read your “always intended to read” book. It is just possible that you will find it moving to the top of your “best book I ever read” list.