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I spent part of this morning compiling a reading list.

My husband and I own a lot of books. A LOT. We've spent every Christmas since we've been together asking for bookstore gift cards. This has resulted in more books that I can possibly keep up with, especially considering how much of my reading has actually been fanfiction over the past two or three years. It's time to work through some of the list.

These are all books we own that I have not read and want to read. They are in no particular order.



These are books that I'm partway through. This is how I read - pick something up, set it down, read something else, pick it back up, maybe days, maybe months, maybe years later.

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales by Greer Gilman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Drood by Dan Simmons
The Spirit Lens by Carol Berg
Raised by Wolves: Treasure by W. A. Hoffman
The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

These are books that I haven't started yet at all but really want to read:

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Acacia by David Anthony Durham
Peter & Max by Bill Willingham and Steve Leialoha
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
The House on Durrow Street by Galen Beckett
City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer
Looking for Jake by China Mieville
Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Howard's End by E. M. Forster
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
Archangel by Sharon Shinn
The Light Ages by Ian R. MacLeod
The Briar King by Greg Keyes
The Iron Tower by Dennis L. McKiernan
A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks
The Handmaid's Tale by Magaret Atwood
The Keep by Jennifer Egan
The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan
Ilium by Dan Simmons
Ransom by Lee Rowan
I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter
Auralia's Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet
On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
Devices and Desires by K. J. Parker
Maledicte by Lane Robins
A Secret Atlas by Michael A. Stackpole
Blood and Iron by Elizabeth Bear
The Last Guardians of Everness by John C. Wright
The Golden Age by John C. Wright
The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling
Inverted World by Christopher Priest
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Duma Key by Stephen King

And that doesn't include all the re-reading I desperately want to get to.



It looks incredibly daunting, to see it like this...wow. I need to spend less time online, clearly! I'm a fast reader, but that doesn't matter if I can't tear myself away from my laptop.

Anyone read any of these? Got comments? Recs? Warnings? I'd be curious to hear!
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