It struck me that this year-end topic could be adapted to a little meme, and with a to-read list as long as mine I've definitely got some material! I'm going to focus my list on books I did not read just for lack of time. These aren't books I've changed my mind about or books I started and didn't finish. I do hope to get to them next year!
First up, and probably the most popular response on @bostonbibliophl's post is:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
A few others:
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
And, for readers young and old, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Please share your Have-Reads and Have-Not-Reads!