Wednesday, 2 January 2013 / 4 Comments

A year of books

I entered the Goodreads reading challenge for the first time last year. I started low, aiming for 40 books and there were times when I was behind my goal. When I reached that I upped it to 60, and ended the year having read 84 books.

2013 involves a massive move across the world and a lot of changes, so I may not have as much time for reading. I'm aiming for 50 books initially, so around one a week.

My most anticipated book this year is A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. I started reading the Wheel of Time series in 2000. It took me three goes to get past the prologue on the first book. In the end I ignored it and just started with Chapter 1 and went back and read the prologue afterwards. It made much more sense then. I read all of the subsequent books, and then Jordan died before he could finish the series. Sanderson was chosen to use Jordan's notes to finish the series, and that finally happens this month when A Memory of Light is published. It's been a long time coming. Will the folk from the Two Rivers overcome the powers of evil? I can't wait to find out!

I have a couple of story ideas banging around my head as well. It's unlikely that anything will come of them, but I'm going to try and get something down on paper this year as well.

What are you aiming to read this year? Is there a book you're particularly looking forward to?
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  1. Good luck on your reading challenge :D Hope you'll get to read them all, and more :) Hmm. I'm looking forward to soooo many books (A) But mostly Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. <3 (And, of course, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.) Thank you for sharing this post :)
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

    1. Clockwork Princess is definitely on my must read list for the year. I'm not familiar with Leigh Bardugo, but I will have a look!

  2. Good luck on your reading challenge! I had a very tepid year of reading in 2012 so I'm aiming for 25 books in 2013 with anything else being gravy. Have a fantastic 2013!

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