Today I had one of those situations. My laptop was out of charge, I forgot to bring along my current book and was near the store for some other reason (i.e. maize meal, taccos and tortillias) and the next moment I had THREE of Pratchett's masterpieces. (all of his works are, as far as I encountered them) They answer to the names "I Shall Wear Midnight", "Thud!" and "Thief of Time".
But I sill have plenty of Books, some even I had begun, but not finished before putting it back into my bookshelf. E.g. "Hamlet" and "The Picture of Dorian Grey". At this very Moment I read the Bartimaeus book series by Jonathan Stroud. Of which the first book has remained unfinished the longest of all of my books. I'm currently at the exact mid of the 3rd and as such last book of the trilogy. I bought them a looong time ago (like 3 years) and since then I pretty much lost interest in the genre of fantasy. But I can endure this series pretty good as they're written well.
The following is my remaining SUB (Stapel ungelesener Bücher - staple of unread books) in the currently most probable reading order - which is shortened at least by the half:
- Hamlet - Shakespeare (stuck at IV,2)
- The Picture of Dorian Grey (stuck in Chapter XI - so pretty much in the mid)
- A lovely book called "Französisch für Büffelmuffel" (Büffelmuffel is someone unwilling to learn due to idleness)
- Measuring the World - Daniel Kehlmann (I acquired it at the state (like one of the sixteen German states) Maths Olympiad) - (read my fellow-blogger's site)
- Ringu - Kouji Suzuki (the original book of the original Japanese horror film of the famous American remake "the Ring")
- Thief of Time - Pratchett (It's to awesome to let that wait longer)
- Thud! - Pratchett (This too)
- I Shall - Pratchett (again)
- Selected Stories - Edgar Allan Poe
- Startdust - Neil Gaiman (I own a German volume)