This is a pile of books that have been sent or given to me recently. Some from previous years have fallen off the stack unread as I realize that I will never get to them.
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It has 13 books in it!
And, of course, I don't want or intend my whole reading year to be decided by obligation. I will read books that I've heard a lot about, that friends or family recommend, or that just plain grab my attention for whatever reason. I will also re-read some old favourites.
All of which is to say that even these books stand a good chance of not being read by me despite my best intentions.
This post exists for two reasons. Firstly, general interest. Secondly, so I can point in its direction the next person who wants to send me their latest book.
I wish I was one of those people who can read a hundred books a year. But I'm not.