Last year holds the most number of books that I have read in a year. I have accomplished my 2014 Reading Goals. I have read 55 books (Thanks to the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge for helping me count.) and three books from the Animorphs Series plus a reread of China Mieville’s The City and the City.
So here I am again setting a new set of reading goals this year. And I am really excited! Here they are:
“I have read 50 of 48 books.”
Read All Goodreads – The Filipino Group Monthly Discussion Books
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy High Fidelity by Nick Hornby Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett The Quiet American by Graham Greene Ubik by Philip K. Dick Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Monstress by Lysley Tenorio
- Alternative Alamat by Paolo Chikiamko
Read These Specific Titles
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
he Lost Symbol by Dan Brown A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- Possession by A.S. Byatt
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Lightning by Dean Koontz To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Read At Least 4 Short Story Collections
Drown by Junot Diaz Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
So yes, I am participating again in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. Also, as I am currently an active member of a book club, I plan to read all the books assigned each month. I also chose 12 books that I will require myself to read, maybe one book each month of the year. And as I was inspired by The Short Story Station, a team blog by some friends, I will explore more the art of short stories by reading at least 4 short story collections. But the initial choices I mentioned above are subject to change.
Aside from these goals I challenged myself, I’ll be joining The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge. This sounds fun and will help me discover more books in other genres. I’ll be tracking the tasks in my next post. It is still my ambition to finish the TFG Filipino ReaderCon 2013 Recommendations List and the Animorphs Series. But I am not pressuring myself with a specific number this year.
So how about you? How did you fare in your 2014 reading? Have you set any reading goals this year?