What are your reading goals for 2013?

With all the fesitivies and resolutions of the new year- you may have not been thinking too much about reading goals. But, now that we are a few days into the 2013 year- perhaps it’s time to begin considering some potential reading goals.

My reading goals for 2013:

– Read 115 books in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. for 2012- I challenged myself to originally 100- then I changed it to 110. I ended 2012 with 111 books read.

– Reading at least 13 cozies in the Cruisin Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2013. 13 books will earn me the title of Super Sleuth. Currently, I’m on book 3 in the challenge. I’m anticipating reading some cozies that people have given me over the years that I had not read- as well as continuing with my favorite cozy authors.

– To read 1 or 2 classics- I read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 2012. I anticipate reading another Jane Austen- and trying to decide on another classic.

– To read at least 5 books that have been sitting on my “to be read”shelf for some time. I buy books, people give books, books come in for review. And the new ones always catch my attention- so the ones that are on my shelf sit and patiently wait. I need to be more fair to them- it’s time for them to have some time in the spotlight.

– While it’s not a reading goal, exactly, I resolve to keep my Goodreads shelves updated and my real bookshelves organized and nice looking.

Fingers crossed that at the end of 2013- I’ll have met or exceeded my original goals.

Looking for more ideas for reading goals? She Reads has several! And they want to know “What are you reading goals for 2013”? Is it to read more of a particular author? Read the books on your TBR shelf? Try audio? Maybe e-books? Whatever your reading goal- it’s a worthy one- so drop back by and share!

On my TBR list…

I always have a pretty long TBR list- sometimes it’s current books, sometimes older books. Sometimes I wait till the hype dies down about a book before I read it, sometimes the hype gets me excited to read the book. Sometimes books stay on my TBR list for some time because I can’t find them at the library and maybe they cost more than what I want to pay.

This is just a small section of my TBR list- starting in the new year, I’d like to try to read at least 1 book every 2 months that has been on the TBR list for some time. Fingers crossed that I’ll keep that New Year’s resolution.

Looking For Salvation at the Dairy Queen

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove

Beautiful Ruins

The Kitchen House

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

And When She Was Good

In Her Shoes

The Night Circus

What’s on your TBR list? Got any suggestions to add to mine?