New Year – New Goals

Posted January 1, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 2 Comments

2013 was a good year (reading-wise) for me. I found some great new authors and read a lot of truly amazing books. However, I would like to change things up a bit in 2014.

I really would like to concentrate on reading some of my ever-growing TBR pile. I barely made a dent in 2013 (kept getting distracted by all the shiny new books).

I have reduced my reading goal to 150 books for this year (it was 250 in 2013). I may not get as much downtime to read in 2014 and I also want to try and spend a bit more time writing reviews for my blog. I started off really well last year and was reviewing every book I had read in a fairly timely fashion. However that all went right out the window in the latter half of the year.

I will do my best to catch up with all my neglected reviews for books I read in 2013 but I want to make sure I do not fall behind with this year’s books. It is my personal ‘goal’ for the New Year!

To start with I would like to kick off my New Year by reading some of the books I got for Christmas plus some other books I really wanted to get around to in 2013 but somehow never found the time for!

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Here are some of the books I aim to try and read in January:

collage janThe Rifter Series by Ginn Hale
World After by Susan EE – review
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

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2 responses to “New Year – New Goals

  1. Happy New Year!

    I’m exactly like you, I set myself somewhat impossible goal in 2013 (269 books or something random like that) but am trying to be a little more reasonable this year with 150 books (plus I’m taking up some studies which will reduced my reading time anyway).

    Good luck with your review writing this year -it’s never easy 🙂

    And I hope you get to read For Darkness Shows the Stars -I only just read it last month and oh my lord, I LOVE IT! Have you read Persuasion by Jane Austen though? I loved Persuasion!

  2. Happy New Year!!

    I know what you mean. I managed to reach my goal in 2013 but it was a close one. I got very busy and it was hard keeping up with it all. 150 seems a lot more doable!

    It is hard sometimes to find the time for review writing but I enjoy doing it so will definitely have to make more of an effort this year.

    I am really looking forward to For Darkness Shows the Stars. I actually haven’t read Persuasion (one of the few Jane Austen’s novels I haven’t yet gotten round to). I have seen various TV versions though – that totally counts lol. 😉 I should probably read Persuasion first!!

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