Found myself in a bit of an unusual (for me) position. Normally when I read the first book in a series, I am compelled to read the rest of the books directly after. I don't follow authors or new releases for the most part, so I have the luxury of starting a series and tearing through the rest.
I have had a lapse! And now I'm in the middle of three. Started out with reading Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, another one I didn't realize that had books after it. Maybe that is what started all this, I was unprepared! So I didn't have the next book lined up, started something else. That may have been when I started The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe - not sure. And yet again, unprepared! Did not realize there was a sequel in The Urth of the New Sun, when I tried to buy it in store it was out of stock. And of course, the logical thing to do once in this situation was to start another series. So I picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
I always have a pretty good sized queue of books waiting for me, now to decide. I do have the two other books in the Spin series, Axis and Vortex. I recently picked up in my "let's try something not-scifi" moment, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath but I'm not sure I'm ready for something taxing emotionally.
I think I'll write up a list of books in the queue as a separate post so I can keep track! Maybe that will help me make a decision as well. I had two driving days this week (shocker, hadn't started the car in over a month!) and am at a Microsoft training so I'm busy all day; don't need to pick up a book until next Tuesday (due to Monday holiday).