This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was supposed to be the top ten 2014 releases I meant to read, but, like I said last week, I don’t really track new releases except for Stephen King, and I read both of his 2014 releases, Mr. Mercedes and Revival. So, without further ado, here are some of the books I had wanted to read in 2014, but didn’t get to:
- A Dance with Dragons – George R. R. Martin. I spent a large portion of the summer and fall reading Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, and petered out somewhere in A Feast for Crows, the fourth installment. A Dance with Dragons is the fifth, and I’ll hopefully get to it sometime this year—assuming I ever make myself finish A Feast for Crows, which is arguably the most boring book in the series.
- Lord of the Rings trilogy – J. R. R. Tolkein. I tell myself every year that I’m going to finally read Lord of the Rings, and every year I put it off. I feel like it’s something I *should* read, but I just can’t bring myself to care enough to actually do it. Maybe some day I’ll get around to it, but I’m not exactly hopeful.
- Watership Down – Richard Adams. I bought this book last year and just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Planning to do so at some point this year.
- American Gods – Neil Gaiman. After reading Neverwhere last year and not being totally crazy about it, I thought I should take a break from Gaiman so that I could take on American Gods with a clean slate and an open mind. Hoping to get to it sometime this year.
- The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams. This is another one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while, not just since last year. I actually got about halfway through it a few years ago and was hoping I’d have the time to revisit it in 2014, but what with getting married and moving a few states away and all that jazz, my reading life was in the toilet for at least half the year. Hopefully I’ll get to this one this year.
I can’t think of any others in particular that I had intended to read in 2014, so I guess we’ll just have to hang out at 5 this week.
What books did you not get a chance to read in 2014?by