2013 Reading Ambitions – Quarterly Update

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By haifischmaedchen, shared under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

After 3 months this is the status for my 2013 reading goals:

  1. I’ll read at least 52 books in 2013. This include graphic novels, short story collections and non-fiction books.
    I’ve read 15 so far, so I’m just ahead of schedule.
  2. I’ll read at least 52 short stories (novellas, novelettes, short stories) in 2013.
    I’ve read 11 so far. I guess this means I’m a tiny bit behind, but I’m not worried.
  3. I’ll read at least one book from each continent and at least one set in another world, another planet or in space.
    I’ve joined this challenge where I have to read two from each continent and so on, so my ambitions have doubled. So far Europe, Asia and the out-of-this-planet ones are done. Africa, North-America, South and Latin-America and Oceania/Antarcica are still to do.
  4. 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 and Lesbian Fiction. Maybe Lesbian Mystery too, we’ll see. Will be announced in June.)
    The Spectrum Awards (usually announced in November)
    The Hugo Awards (presented at WorldCon, Aug.29th.-Sept.2nd. 2013)
    The Nebula Awards (will be announced mid-May 2013)
    I’ll have to wait and see who wins the different prizes.
  5. I’ll read at least 3 non-fiction books.
    I’ve read 2 so far, so this looks good.
  6. I’ll try not to let Mount-TBR grow any bigger than it already is.
    I’ve read 5 from Mount-TBR, but I suspect it has grown by more than 4. Sigh!
  7. I’ll blog about the books I consider worth it.
    I’ve done that. Just one in my “to-blog” pile at the moment.

Comments

2013 Reading Ambitions – Quarterly Update — 3 Comments

  1. Allways reading about your ambitions with interest (and a tad envy). I don’t dare to announce any ambitions for myself – yet – but would love to come up with some similar to yours. Once I’m back in position. Read but a fraction of what I would like, blog about a fraction of what I seem bloggable. Still, reading is one of the HUGE plesures in life 🙂 Oh, and consider this a real comment, this is not the test I was talking about 😉