So last night while at the library where I work, I got to thinking about what books I haven’t gotten to this year that I wanted to get to. Namely, they can be found in two places: on my wishlist in my queue for e-books at the library and on my Nook, either books I’ve already purchased or books I want to purchase.
1. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
At the top of the wishlist at the library is A Clash of Kings, the second in the George R.R. Martin Song of Fire and Ice series. I read the first one, A Game of Thrones earlier in the year, really enjoyed it, then started the second one, but then for some reason put it down and never returned to it.
2, 3. The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Two others on the library wishlist are also part of a series, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, both by Patrick Rothfuss, and respectively, the first and second books in his Kingkiller Chronicles. The director at our library said they were really good, so hey, that can’t be bad, right? Um, we’ll see.
4. Sixkill by Robert P. Parker
This one is the lone audiobook on the library wishlist and is read by Joe Mantegna. I listened to a sample of it last week and it sounded like it might be my cup of tea.
5. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Somewhere in the distant past, someone on a blog, maybe even this blog in a comment, mentioned that this was a science fiction classic. So when I saw it as available on e-book at the library, I thought I should give it a try. I don’t know if it is a classic or not, but I hope to find out in 2012.
6. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I finished the first volume earlier this year on my Nook, but never got to the second one. I put it on hold for whatever was catching my eyes on Netflix at the time and then never returned to finish the second volume. Sad but true.
7. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
I picked this up not too long ago on my Nook for a fairly reasonable (yes, cheap) price. I remember hearing that it was supposed to be good from several bloggers, including Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity, so I thought I’d give it a go, but I never did. As with so many others, it got put on pause.
8. Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One by Angie Sage
This was actually a free Nook book from last year as part of a promotion for one of her more recent books in the series. I’ll consider myself lucky if I get to this one in 2012.
9, 10: A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami
I read Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Murakami earlier in the year as part of a Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge. My goal was to read three of his books with the second and third ones being these two.
So how about you? Do you have any books “leftover” that you wanted to read in 2011 but didn’t and now will wait until next year to read? If so, tell us a few of them in the comments or write your own post about them and put a link to your post in the comments.
Yes, I’m back here with this being my main blog after a few months’ hiatus at another blog, which now is my secondary blog. I’ll still keep track of what I’m reading, what I’m watching and what I’m listening to over there at Unfinished, but as a supplement to what you can find here. I’ll explain with a full post sometime in the near future, but for now, just know that I’m back (for good) here. The journey as always is…unfinished.
Peace out, y’all. Holla.