I know... It's not a race, it's good to have a few books on your shelf that you haven't read blah blah blah ;o) If you're anything like me though, you have more than a few books on the pile where you look at them and think, "I was looking forward to reading that months ago, what happened...?"
Life happened, that's what :o) Now it's almost October and you're wondering where the year has gone. One thing you do know though is that you want to read at least three of those books in the pile that have been there since before the pile sprang into its unwieldy existence. What three books are they?
'Dust of Dreams' - Steven Erikson
Yep, that old chestnut again. I've come too far into the series to give up but I just can't get beyond the first one hundred or so pages. And so 'Dust of Dreams' continues to sit there, glaring at me and daring me to have another go...
'Lord of the Silent Kingdom' - Glen Cook
This book has actually been sat in the pile since this blog sprang into being. 'Surrender to the Will of the Night' isn't far off its release date so I want to get stuck into 'Lord' sooner rather than later.
'Shadowrise' - Tad Williams
This one hasn't been on the pile all that long but Tad is a favourite author of mine so I can't believe that I haven't picked it up yet, 'Shadowrise' feels like it's been sat there longer than it actually has...
Those are my three books then. I'm not challenging myself to finish them by the end of the year because we all know how rubbish I've been at the challenges recently! I'll just have to see how it goes, there's a few months yet :o)
How about you guys? Are there any books that you definitely want to have polished off by the end of the year? Leave me a comment and maybe we can all come back on New Year's Eve and see how we got on. I'll be the one still stuck on page one hundred and fifty of 'Dust of Dreams'... ;o)