I’ve already read a book this year (yay!) and have just started another.
This is the book I finished and absolutely LOVED:
Now reading this one (and already enjoying it very much):
(Book links go to Goodreads.)
As I noted in my end-of-2012-post, I read close to 60 books last year but a lot of that was non-fiction: books about creativity and also stuff I was specifically reading for research. I’m not sure how many out of the 60 were fiction, but I can’t imagine it was more than 40.
For 2013, I’d love to read 52 novels – one per week. I have no idea if I’ll manage this while also keeping up with the non-fiction I like to read, but I’m going to give it a go. (For this experiment, ‘novels’ can include longer original graphic novels – although not collected ‘trades’ of material that was previous published as monthly comics.)
Maybe I’ll post monthly about my reading, but I won’t be reviewing anything. At the very most, I’ll try ‘Twitter-style reviews’ like I did for My Top 12 Books of 2012.
Other than reading 52 novels this year, I’d specifically like to challenge myself to read more outside my regular/comfort genres. I think I’m quite good when it comes to reading widely, but I could do better. There are things I know I don’t read much of – for example, contemporary YA. I also have a ridiculous number of books at home that I’ve probably owned for years and not gotten around to reading. I’d like to do better on both those fronts, which is why I started with Almost Perfect because it ticked both boxes (contemporary YA, and it had most likely been on my shelf for a couple of years).
Do you have any reading goals for 2013?