My “currently reading” Goodreads list had reached double figures. Even for me – I like to have at least two things on the go at any one time – this was a bit excessive, so I took a look at it.
It covers books like “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”, which I am quite enjoying, but am finding hard to maintain in my mental space, and “Numbers in the Dark”, which just needs me to be a bit more focussed (Calvino really isn’t falling-asleep-bedtime reading) all the way to “Gravity’s Rainbow”, which, let’s face it, has been in the ‘currently reading’ pile for more than ten years now, and is really going to have to be reassigned.
I’d like to say I’m currently reading all those books, but I’m not, so I created a new category – on hiatus – for things I’ll probably or possibly one day get back to, but which I can’t honestly claim to be in the middle of, since I can’t remember what the beginning was like.
Worryingly, it contains ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’, which a) I thought I had read years ago, and b) I’m convinced I finished reading some time last year. The only way to be absolutely sure about this will be to read it again…