2012 Reading Ambitions – Quarterly Update

After 9 month this is the status of my reading goals for 2012.

  1. I’ll read at least 52 books in 2012. This include graphic novels, short story collections and non-fiction books.
    I got a lot of reading done in July and August. I was a bit fed up with reading before that, but a good dose of science fiction series set me back on the reading-is-fun-track. So now I’m up to 48, and with a couple of long flights planned for the next month I’m starting to feel really good about this goal.
  2. I’ll read at least 52 short stories (novellas, novelettes, short stories) in 2012.
    I’m up to 42, so it’s looking good.
  3. 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.
    Done both.
  4. I’ll read at least one book from each continent and at least one set in another world, another planet or in space.
    I’m still missing South America. Have to do something about that.
  5. 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 read The German and Six Metres of Pavement. Both very good. 
    The Spectrum Awards (usually announced in November)
    The Nebula AwardsThe 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.
    The Hugo Awards (presented at WorldCon, Aug.30th.-Sept.3rd. 2012) – The same winners as the Nebula Awards, so I’ve read them both.
  6. I’ll read at least 3 non-fiction books.
    None so far, at least not from cover to cover.
  7. 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.
  8. I’ll keep blogging about books I’ve read.
    I’m a bit behind, but not much.

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