I think this year, since the last one finally came out, I may go back and finish The Wheel of Time series. It's a problematic series from a feminist perspective, like so much high fantasy, but I love it just the same. "But only the women wield magic, isn't that feminist?" Yeah, not so much, thanks for trying.
Last year I did the Goodreads Challenge to set myself a goal number of books to read and track them. I set myself 52, one per week, and met that goal. I ended up with 53. A lot of them were short-ish, but some were longer, and I didn't count re-reads. I re-read a lot - and while I cut back to meet my reading goals, I just can't help myself. I also whipped through a ton of romance novellas that I read on the Kindle and forgot to log. I did listen to a ton of Sherlock Holmes stories, 10 hours or more, and I wasn't quite sure how to track those, either.
For 2013 I set myself up for reading 65 books. I think that's a do-able goal. My biggest enemy is ambition - I am interested in a wide variety of subjects, and while I do really like reading non-fiction books, I slow WAY down. I love YA and zip through them, and I have a ton of series in the dystopian/paranormal category in my queue. I would like to read more poetry - I did a pretty good job of adding poetry back into the rotation last year, and would like to add some classics in there too. Maybe finally finish Wuthering Heights? Actually get past the 2nd chapter of Moby Dick?
So, here's my reading goals for this year, 2013:
* Read 65 new books.
* Finish the Anne Lamott & Margaret Atwood books I started in 2012
* More sci-fi! Especially feminist sci-fi.
* More fantasy! Classics & old series that I started, as well as new stuff.
* Graphic novels & poetry
* Less ambitious non-fiction, more fun fiction. Who am I trying to impress, anyway?
* All the book club books, even if I can't make the meetings.
* Write reviews on Goodreads for at least 50% of the books.