I had several reading ambitions for 2013 and now the results are in. This was not a great reading year, but could have been even worse. The full list is on GoodReads.
- I’ll read at least 52 books in 2013. This include graphic novels, short story collections and non-fiction books.
I managed exactly 52. The Luminaries took me forever and is partly to blame for the bad result.
- I’ll read at least 52 short stories (novellas, novelettes, short stories) in 2013.
I only managed 30 this year, but I’ll try 52 again in 2014.
- I’ll read at least one book from each continent and at least one set in another world, another planet or in space.
I managed this, but was one short from Oceania after I joined the two-per-continent challenge.
- 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. Read it, very good, but took forever.
– 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. – Didn’t get around to any of them.
– The Spectrum Awards (usually announced in November) – Still don’t know who won.
– 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 Awards – 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson – Haven’t read it yet, don’t think I ever will.
- I’ll read at least 3 non-fiction books.
I read 2.
- I’ll try not to let Mount-TBR grow any bigger than it already is.
This one is a total bust. Sigh!
- I’ll blog about the books I consider worth it.
I’ve sort of done that. I think there’s a few missing.