I don't know, erm... maybe? Actually the real answer is 'more than likely' as several of these titles were ones that I was eagerly anticipating but somehow never got round to reading (for a number of reasons). I read as many books as I can but I can't read 'em all. 2009 was definitely a year where the perils of commuting to work meant that some of the larger books were left at home...
Larry did this first, Joe did it a couple of days ago. Now it's my turn... (You may have to click on the pictures to enlarge them)
These are a mixture of books that were either too large to take on the train to work or suffered as a result of the 'reading burn out' that I've been having a good old moan about recently...
These are all books that I started reading but never really got into for one reason or another. There was a lot of online discussion about 'The Magicians' and I thought I'd let that die down before giving it another go (I could see both sides of the argument based on what I'd read so far). 'The Grave Thief' was a book that I always seemed to find myself reading when I was too tired to properly get into it, same deal with 'Canticle'. I'll be giving all of these books another go in the New Year.
These are the books that looked really interesting and ones that I would have to read sooner rather than later... until they got lost in the reading pile and promptly forgotten about. I need to read 'The Red Wolf Conspiracy' before I can get into 'The Rats and the Ruling Sea'... And why has 'Shadow Magic' made its way into another photo? That pesky poltergeist is playing tricks again... ;o) Another book that should be in this picture, but isn't, is M. John Harrison's 'Viriconium', next year will be all about finishing that one off!
And here are more books that suffered from their job of holding up the rest of the reading pile. Has anyone here read 'Warbreaker' or 'Zadayi Red'? Are they worth picking up? I will be giving the former a go but am still pondering over the latter. I'm also pondering over 'Julian Comstock', do I give it a go?
How about all of you? What books were you planning to definitely read this year but never quite managed to? Did you buy them or are they still at the store waiting for you to go in...?
Comments please! :o) (And don't forget to look out for my 'Reads of the Year' list towards the end of next week!)