As stated in my review for H is for Homicide, 2013 is now my worst year on-record reading-wise. I read 27 books last year, down from the 2012 total of 29. 17 of those 27 books were ones I had not read before, which is down from 2012’s 21 new-to-me-at-that-time count. But it’s still more than half, so, take that, broadened horizons!
I have two goals for 2014:
1. Break 30 books read, dammit!
2. For a stretch goal: looking back through my records (because yes, I have records, shut up), my best year on-record is 2008 (which predates That’s What She Read by a whole year), in which I read 46 books. As a stretch goal, I would love to read 46 books again. And the next time I bitch about how reading classic literature takes longer (see: Dracula, Great Expectations), I would like to have one of my readers point me back to 2008 because that was the year I read all six of Jane Austen’s novels. SIX. IN ONE YEAR. GODDAMMIT.
So anyway — now comes one of the best times of the year: the time I scroll back through my feed and link to all the reviews I wrote in the past year, in case y’all missed one or something. But I enjoy it because I get to make in-jokes with the hyperlinks. Look, you guys, I am easily amused.
If a book has an asterisk after it (*), it means I had not read it prior to 2013.
9. Nerve by Dick Francis
24. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins*