Every time I write or see 2012, I’m surprised afresh. I just can’t believe it, but it’s here!
I was comparing my reading stats, this year’s and last year’s, in which I read 54 books. It’s actually hard to know if I read more or less because book length varies so. I figure it’s about the same. As always, I hope to read more.
Last year I was also surprised I didn’t read more paranormal romance, so I guess this is a pattern!
I planned to read more Jo Goodman and Ginn Hale, and didn’t so I need to rectify that. I did finish the Drakon series by Shana Abé. I read the new Patricia Briggs—and I’m sure will do so again. I wanted to read more books in genres outside romance, which I did. But I didn’t read more historical romance, futuristic romance or romantic suspense.
I continue to find Dear Author a gold mine when it comes to book recs. I actually appreciate all of their reviewers, though the one who’s probably most influential in my reading is Sunita. As well, if I’m looking for mystery or suspense, Keishon’s blog, Yet Another Crime Fiction Blog, has gotten me books I’ve enjoyed. But these aren’t the only reader blogs that influence me! I can’t possibly link them all. I’m just so glad there are people out there talking about their reading. Makes my world better.
So, reading goals for 2012.
- Authors to read again: Jo Goodman, Ginn Hale, Harper Fox, Mary Renault, Meredith Duran
- Authors I’ll continue to read: Patricia Briggs, Josh Lanyon, Kate Elliott, Sharon Shinn, Sherry Thomas
- Books that have piqued my interest: A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant, The Lady’s Secret by Joanna Chambers, Wight Mischief by JL Merrow
- New-to-me authors I’m excited about: Sarah Waters, Michael Connelly, Stieg Larsson, Ilona Andrews
- Series to continue reading:
- Millenium by Stieg Larsson
- Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly
- The Edge by Ilona Andrews
- Spiritwalker by Kate Elliott
- Petit Morts by Jordan Castillo Price, Josh Lanyon and others
- Regeneration series by Pat Barker
- Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs
- Series to try:
- Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
- Lupi series by Eileen Wilks