In the light of those meager tallies the 15 books shown represent more than a year's reading. And these are just some of the books I've been sent and hope to read. I have on my shelves many unread fantasy books (purchased by my wife and sons), along with many unread non-fantasy books I'd like to read. Then there are all the fantasy books I would like to buy and read (the rest of the books by Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, and Scott Lynch to name but a few).
And not many days go by in a row without someone on Facebook hitting me up with a 'hello' shortly followed by a request to read their new book.
So, I'm posting this in order to have something to point at when explaining why the odds of me reading the book of anyone in particular are slim.
(currently I'm reading:
Curse of the Mist Wraith by Janny Wurts
The English and their History by Robert Tombs
& The Graveyard Book (to Celyn) by Neil Gaiman )
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The Shattered Crown - Richard Ford
Legends 2 - Anthology supporting the Gemmell Awards
Captain Calico - George MacDonald Fraser
The Dark Thorn - Shawn Speakman
Tinkermage - Kenny Soward
Tower Lord - Anthony Ryan
World War Moo - Michael Logan
Those Below - Daniel Polansky
Fae, the Wild Hunt - Graham Austin King
Path of Gods - Snorri Kristjansson
Traitor's Blade - Sebastien de Castell
Unfettered - anthology
Blackguards - anthology
Irenicon - Aiden Harte
Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir