1/11/14

N is for Novels {or What I plan to read in 2014}

I set some lofty reading goals for 2013 that I didn’t quite attain.  I ended up adjusting my reading challenge on Goodreads and managed to read 22 books.  I decided I want to be more intentional with reading so I’ve set my 2014 Reading Challenge to 40 books.  Knowing me, it will be mostly novels. 

My list of novels includes:

  • Meg Langslow Mysteries by Donna Andrews ~ I started reading these several years ago and read all of them up through 2008.  I discovered Ms. Andrews has continued to write more.  Currently I am reading Some Like It Hawk and I just picked up Duck the Halls.
  • Several historical novels by Sharon Kay Penman ~ She did a trilogy about Henry II and Eleanor. I’ve got book 1 on hold through interlibrary loan and book 2 is coming through paperback swap.  I’ll read book 3 from the library eventually.
  • The Hobbit
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy
  • Re-reading the Harry Potter Series

As I look over all the books that I want to read, I’m starting think that I may need to carve out more intentional reading time to read novels because my list of “want to read” far exceeds my 3 books a month (36 total) plus 4 (for a total of 40 read in 2014).This just covers novels.  It doesn’t even begin to address the non-fiction that I’ve been reading or hope to read.

A couple of my friends have posted a link to a Bingo Card based Reading Challenge.  It looks interesting and I’ve decided I want to try the “expert” level and fill out the whole card.  Maybe I can do it twice.

What are you planning to read in 2014?

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4 comments:

  1. I keep my "to-read" list on Goodreads and have yet to get that list under 100 books! I may have now added a few more! lol!

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  2. I am not ambitious enough to plan that many books to read...I just read for enjoyment for the first time this week since...for ever. I've almost finished the Divergent series.

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    1. When my girls were younger and we were using the lower level Sonlight Cores, I pretty much only read Sonlight books. They were good. But they weren't books that I was choosing just for my enjoyment. The last couple of years I've started reading more just for myself.

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  3. Aha! A book lover! I too have a goal. I was amazed that I surpassed my 100 books goal on Goodreads and finished 2013 at 142. But this year is going to be so much more full with blogging and homeschooling reviews that I am doubtful I will do that again...but I've set 100 as my goal again! I re-read the Hunger Games triology myself in 2013 AND the LOTR triology. This year I'm going for adding more non-fiction. Those always take longer because I can't just fly over the sentences like I can with fiction. So we'll see how it goes!

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