Sunday, December 25, 2011

Reading Goals for 2012

So next year is next week. I'm overall rather satisfied with my reading this year. Granted I missed reading some the books I meant too but did get a lot accomplished so I'm not too disappointed in myself.

My reading goals for next year:

Do the Debut Author Challenge (note to self, sign up)
Keep up on those new releases (library reserve is going to be my friend this year)
Read at least 250 books (I did around 230 this year, some of which weren't reviewed here because they were nonfiction or didn't fit in with the blog or my thoughts were so scathing I decided to spare you)
Keep that to be read pile low so I can read new ones faster!
Try to keep up on reviews
Try out more memes so people know this blog exists
Finish up the Game of Thrones series
Finish up the Millaneum Trilogy
Try to read one classic a month
Try out Garth Nix (since you got his Sabrial trilogy for your birthday and everything)
Read some John Green (Looking for Alaska or Paper Towns? Someone tell me which one to read first!)
Finish the Uglies series
Finish the Women of the Otherworld series
Explore the adult cozy mystery/urban fantasy/paranormal romance sections (anyone have any recs? Feel free to look at backlogs if you want to see what I've already read)
Since I couldn't get to them this year, read: Forever and Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margeret Stohl, the second Kane Chronicles book and Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children, Shatter Me,Night Circus, and Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Catch up on the Wicked books by Gregory Maguire
Try out Sarah Dessen even though I disliked Jodi Piccoult. Who knows? Maybe she'll be better.
Finish all of Neil Gaiman's books.
Read more of Terry Pratchett (maybe try to finish Discworld?)


  1. Excellent goals! As far John Green goes...Looking for Alaska! And also, don't worry, I would never compare Jodi Picoult to Sarah Dessen. (And I like both)

    And can you believe, I've never read a Terry Pratchet book?!

  2. Yeah, I tried reading Piccoult this year (My Sister's Keeper) and winded up loathing every minute of it. Some authors are just not for me and she's definitely one of them. Though really every other review I've seen of Dessen compare her and Piccoult which is why I'm hesitant to try her (that and contemporary romance isn't really my scene).
    I myself have only just become a Pratchett fan in the past two years so don't feel bad. If you're looking to give him a try best places to start would be Good Omens (which he co-wrote with Neil Gaiman who I also highly rec), The Colour of Magic which is the first Discworld book, or The Wee Free Men which is the start of the Tiffany Aching books which are my personal favorites and made me fall in love with his stuff in the first place.
    Okay I was sort of leaning toward Looking for Alaska as that won an award, I just wanted more informed opinions.