2013 A Look Ahead

I have set my Goodreads challenge at 65 books.  I thought that sounded good.  Hey, I read 66 books last year, so why not.  That is until I realized that means I need to read 5 and a half books a month in order to meet that goal.  I guess that is why it is called a challenge.

On top of the Goodreads challenge I also am part of a category challenge.  I found these categories off of paperbackswap.com and then tweaked them.  I can’t be held down by staying in one genre.  Here are the categories and the books I picked for each one.  These may change.  Why, you ask?  Well I am female and we reserve the right to change our minds.

1.A book that delves into the past or has a time related word in the title.  The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
2.A book from a genre you don’t normally read. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
3.A book by an author you are unsure about or did not like the first time around.  Unwind by Neal Shusterman
4.A book that takes inspiration from a classic work of literature.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer or Waking Rose by Regina Doman
5.A book that is part of a series. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
6.A book that takes place in a capital city, a small town, or a place near you. Divergent by Veronica Roth
7.A book that has more than 4 words in the title. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
8.A book that has a name in the title. Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
9.A book in which a non human plays a key role. Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
10. A book that is set in a different country. The White Queen by Philipa Gregory
11.A book in which a senior citizen is a main character.  ScatterShot by Richard Goodwin
12. A book that has a cultural conflict or is about another culture. The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
13. CHALLENGE: A book that is picked by someone else for you. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (picked by my aunt and my mom)
14. CHALLENGE: Pick 3 books that have something in common (same author, setting, or theme.  Night by Elie Wiesel , The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
I am also going to attempt to do an A to Z challenge.  I may or may not exclude the, an, a, etc… from the titles to fit books that I want to read.
What are some challenges you are trying?  What books are you looking forward to in 2013?

3 thoughts on “2013 A Look Ahead

  1. T.W. says:

    I have read City Of Bones and City Of Ashes and I hope City Of Glass ties up some loose ends in this series. I just feel like City Of Ashes left me hanging, but maybe that is what Cassandra Clare meant to do.

  2. City of Glass ties up loose ends, but we still have the next book to get over. Maybe we should read it at the same time, so we can complain about it together. 😉

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