That’s my goal this year. I’m sort of undecided on whether I want to include comics/manga at all, but I’m almost positive that I’ll include an entire series of a comic series/manga as one book since I feel like I cheat when I count something that’s almost entirely pictures as a book I’ve read. Already I have a pretty high “to-read” list. On my bedside table I have:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald An Abundance of Katherines by John Green The Death Cure by James Dashner A Free Life by Ha Jin Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman (although I think I already read this a couple of years ago, the story’s pretty hazy in my mind so I’m counting it as a “new read” - I can always reread her books after a few years) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami The Island At The End of the World by Sam Taylor The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
And that’s not to mention all of my “currently reading” books which are really just books that I’ve gotten far enough into to have a bookmark in them:
The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang (this one I’ve had on hold for months now and should probably set everything else aside so I can finally finish it) Doctor Who: Wooden Heart by Martin Day Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto by Maile Chapman A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
That’s 13 books already if I actually read all of those books, and I’ll have to get through some of them fairly quickly since I borrowed them from the library and I’ve already had to renew them twice.
One of my goals this year is to review every book I read. I’ve only written a couple of reviews on Goodreads even though I read 50 books in 2011. This year I’d like to write an honest review for each book that I read, even if it’s only one or two lines.