2013 Reading Ambitions – Quarterly update


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

I’m late with this, but…. After 9 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 42 by the end of September. Still looking good.
  2. I’ll read at least 52 short stories (novellas, novelettes, short stories) in 2013.
    I’ve read 22so far. I guess this means I’m a quite a bit behind, but I’m still hopeful.
  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, North-America and the out-of-this-planet ones are done. 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 Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. I have it on my Kindle, but haven’t started it yet.
    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) – Redshirts : a novel with three codas by John Scalzi. Read it sometime last year. Good fun.
    The Nebula Awards2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson – Haven’t read it yet.
  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 sort of done that. I think there’s a few missing. 

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