It’s the new year and now is the time to take a moment to look back on what my reading goals had been in 2013 and to see just how well I did with them. I know that several of my goals were not only reached but surpassed while others I didn’t exactly do so well with. First we will take a look at my must-read list and my overall goals for 2013 to see how I did. I’m not gonna lie, I did pretty terrible when it comes to that first list.
Books I Will Read This Year No Matter What:
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
- It by Stephen King
- The Horse Whisperer by Nicolas Evans
- Tales From Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle– read in February Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker– read in May
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
- Wolfblade by Jennifer Fallon
- Prophecy: Child of Earth by Elizabeth Haydon
Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden– read in January
Overall Book Goals For 2013:
Finish reading series– finished some newer series but older series need to be worked on Read books that have sat on my shelf for too long– read some but this is still a major work in progress Reach and surpass my 2013 reading goal– completed in March
- Read Kindle freebie books – didn’t even start this sadly
Go to the library– completed in March and have been several times since Visit as many used book stores as I can– went to about eight or so over the year Find more new authors to read– completed but also ongoing Join a book club– joined in November, first meeting in December Read more to my son– completed but also ongoing Get my husband to read a book– completed in February
Now let’s have a quick look at all the individual read challenges I worked on this year and see how I did with them. Or in some cases how much I surpassed them by.
Challenge: GoodReads 2013 Reading Challenge
Challenge: TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Challenge: A to Z Reading Challenge
Completed in September
Challenge: 2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge
Challenge: 2013 Audio Book Challenge
Challenge: Finish The Series Reading Challenge
I have to say overall I’m happy with all the reading that I did and the challenges that I completed in 2013. I participated in as many read-a-thons as I could because I find I read better during those times. Obviously there are some areas that needed a bit more work, namely knocking out those must read books for the year, I shall just need to add those books my my reading for 2014.