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29 December 2012


As 2012 winds down, I want to reflect on the year and talk about some of my goals for 2013. I posted last Jan about what I wanted to accomplish in 2012. Let's see how I fared. 

2012 Goals
  • Read 100 books - As of the writing of this post, I have read approximately 115 books. I say approximately because even though I have a 2012 shelf, it never seems to match up with the book list that I make for the year. You can see all of the books I read on my Goodreads shelf here. While I read quite a few books, I did not review all of them (but more on that below).
  • Read from the giant stack of books that I own (or have borrowed from friends) - Hmmm, yeah didn't do so well on this one. I did return a few books to friends but I also went to ALA for the first time and received quite a few ARCs. 
  • Read my Netgalley books - Yeah another one I didn't do great on. I am slowly catching up but new, awesome books keep becoming available and it's hard not to request them.
  • Read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Game of Thrones - Total fail.
  • Reading Challenges - Did pretty well on the Krazy Kleypas Challenge. You can see my wrap-up post here.
  • Write reviews in a more timely manner - I am still pretty slow at writing up reviews. I totally admire those of you that can bust out multiple reviews a week. So far I've been pretty consistent with one review a week but I would like to increase that number next year.

Not too shabby though I definitely have room for improvement. That said, here are my goals for 2013.

2013 Goals
  • Read 100 books - This is a good number for me. It's a challenge but is also achievable for me.
  • Read from the giant stack of books that I own (or have borrowed from friends) - I really want to make space and read some of those ARCs from ALA. There's some good stuff in there and I am going to make an effort to read those books instead of buying new ones.
  • Read my Netgalley books - Yup, still a goal.
  • Start the Series Challenge - My friend Crystal from Elegantly Bound Books and I decided that we are going to challenge ourselves  to start series that we both have been meaning to read.  Most of these will be YA series thought I might throw in a couple of other series that I want to start as well. First up is the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. Oh, and I still want to read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Game of Thrones.
  • Finish/Catch Up the Series Challenge - Not only do I need to start a bunch of series, but I also need to finish/ catch up on a few. I have a tendency to put off finishing a series if I really like it. I just don't want it to end. But really, that's silly. The short list of what I want to catch up on is Paranormalcy, Hush HushMercy Thompson, Soulless, and The Agency
  • Write reviews in a more timely manner - I shall try.

Did you make it this far? If you did, please give yourself a pat on the back. We'll see how I do with all of these. I try not to put too much pressure on myself but having these goals is a nice way to focus my efforts a bit. Do any of you have any bookish goals for 2013?


  1. Oh my gosh I am so behind. I don't even remember what happened this year. I hope 2013 is going to be better!

  2. Yes to all your goals! I'm surprised I ever get approved on Netgalley I'm so behind :)
    And a review-a-thon is in the cards for me I think. I like reading much more than reviewing!

    Your goals all look achievable and I think you can easily surpass 100 books. Have fun with your reading challenges in the new year!


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