After 6 month this is the status of my reading goals for 2012.
- I’ll read at least 52 books in 2012. This include graphic novels, short story collections and non-fiction books.
So far I’ve only read 17 books in 2012, so I’m far behind schedule. I’m starting to fear for this goal. We’ll see.
- I’ll read at least 52 short stories (novellas, novelettes, short stories) in 2012.
So far I’ve read 27 short stories, so I’m right on schedule. This looks good so far.
- I’ll finish the 12 books I intend to read for the 2012 Speculative Fiction Challenges that I’ve joined. Most of those books are from my TBR-pile, so that’s a good thing. I might join other challenges too. Time will tell.
I’ve finished one challenge and I’m almost done with the other one. Looks good so far.
- I’ll read at least one book from each continent and at least one set in another world, another planet or in space.
Three months ago I’d covered Europe, Africa, North America, Australia and a fictional world. Since then I’ve also spent time in Asia and on the moon, so now I’d better get to South America.
- I’ll read the winners (novels) of the following awards:
- The Man Booker Prize (shortlist are presented in early September, winner announced mid-late October)
- The Lambda Literary Awards : SF/Fantasy/Horror was won by The German by Lee Thomas.
Lesbian Mystery went to Dying to Live by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou. It’s no.4 in a series, so I’m checking out no.1 first to see if it’s a series I’d like to follow.
Lesbian Fiction went to Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor.
I’ve bought them all for my Kindle. Summer reading.
- The Spectrum Awards (usually announced in November)
- The Hugo Awards (presented at WorldCon, Aug.30th.-Sept.3rd. 2012)
- The Nebula Awards – The Nebula 201 for best novel was won by Among Others by Jo Walton. I’ve already read it. I’ve also read the winner of best novella: The Man who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson. Worthy winners both.
- I’ll read at least 3 non-fiction books.
None so far, at least not from cover to cover.
- I’ll read at least 2 short story collections.
I’ve read one. I won’t be too sad if that’s the only one I read as long as I read the 52 short stories I intend to read this year.
- I’ll keep blogging about books I’ve read.
So far I have, I’ll try to keep it up.