2013 Reading Ambitions – Quarterly Update

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

After 6 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 32 so far, so I’m well ahead of schedule.
  2. I’ll read at least 52 short stories (novellas, novelettes, short stories) in 2013.
    I’ve read 15 so far. I guess this means I’m a quite a bit behind, but I’m not worried. There’s a few long flihts coming up soon, and a little short story reading planned. 
  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, Africa and the out-of-this-planet ones are done. 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 (Green Thumb, Tom Cardamone) and Lesbian Fiction (The World We Found: A Novel, Thrity Umrigar). Maybe Lesbian Mystery (Ill Will, J.M. Redmann) too, we’ll see. – Haven’t read any of them yet.
    The Spectrum Awards (usually announced in November)
    The Hugo Awards (presented at WorldCon, Aug.29th.-Sept.2nd. 2013)
    The Nebula Awards2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson – Haven’t read it yet.
    I’ll have to wait and see who wins the other 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.
    This one is a total bust. 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.

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2013 Reading Ambitions – Quarterly Update — 3 Comments

  1. Good job! I’m trying to sift through treading suggestions from Facebook & Twitter yesterday, and am allready in way above my eyeballs. Exciting, though! If nothing else, I might make a list and blog about it, then come back in September to admit I wasn’t ble to complete it 😉

    • Treading…well, I do needle point now and again. 🙂
      As you see in number 7 my Mount-TBR has grown totally out of control. Maybe I should make a list of that too, with excuses for not having read them yet.
      We’ll see.