Reading Resolutions 2013

Happy New Year, friends!! 2013 is going to be a good year, I can feel it.

Like last year, I’m making some reading resolutions; but unlike last year, I hope to be a little better at keeping them. (Although I guess I only didn’t keep one resolution, but this year I want to keep all of them!) So without further ado, here they are:

Read at least 60 books. I read 52 in 2012, so I think I could read 60 on 2013, yes?

Read at least 30 new-to-me books. I love to reread, so making half of my 60 books in 2013 new reads might not be the easiest thing for me.

Read at least 10 books released after 2010. I’m not very good at keeping up with newly released books and I KNOW there are some great ones. This is my resolution to try to read more of the fantastic new releases out there! I’d love to get some recommendations so please comment with new releases you’ve loved!

Read at least 7 new-to-me Stephen King books. I think this is pretty self-explanatory.

Read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I know, I know, how could I have not read Lord of the Rings? But this year I WILL read it. Or at least I’m going to try it again.

Try these three books again (I’ve started them all but not finished):

  1. Moby Dick
  2. Villette
  3. Cecilia

I think that’s it for now, but I reserve the right to add resolutions as the year goes on, because I know I’m forgetting some. 🙂 I’m going to write another post about general blogging resolutions soon as well.

Hope you’re all enjoying 2013 so far!

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10 thoughts on “Reading Resolutions 2013

  1. I don’t know if you’ve read these already but some recently published books I’ve enjoyed are: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks and Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda.

    • Fair enough! In all honesty I just want to try it again…if I can’t get into it I won’t force myself through it, but I’ll be kinda bummed about it.

  2. These seem like good goals. For what it’s worth, I seem to have the opposite problem regarding new books; I feel like I read way too many of these, and not enough classics.

    • Classics are great! But if they’re not necessarily to your taste, there’s no point forcing yourself 🙂 I’ve just heard of so many new, great (apparently) books that I want to make sure I try them!

  3. Villette was tough to get through, so you have my sympathy on that. Definitely not as good as Jane Eyre. Unless you have a particular need to read it, be easy on yourself and let it go! You have plenty of other good ones to read like LOTR trilogy and Moby Dick! Nice resolutions and I second the other comment that recommended Caleb’s Crossing. Terrific book!

    • You know, I’ve actually heard from a bunch of people that Villete is even better than Jane Eyre! But It was so hard for me to get through, I just felt like nothing was happening. I know most classics (or, at least, most I’ve read) are long and slow, but Villette just seemed especially slow…hopefully I’ll be able to approach it with a fresh mind sometime this year.

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