I recently signed up for Goodreads. It’s a really nice way to keep track of the books I’ve read as well as books I want to read. There’s even a nice little status update that allows me to track what page of a book I’m on, enter a quote or comment, and even tweet it. Back in January, I noticed they have a 2011 Reading Challenge. Oooh, exciting, right? How many books will I read?
While most of the people I know are setting goals of 20, 30, even 52 books, I kept it at a reasonable 6. I can read 6 books in 2011. That’s a book every other month . . . or 2 months to finish a book as I’d like to look at it. I’m hoping to read more than that, obviously, but I have a bad habit of not finishing things. I’ll be lucky if I post daily through the end of the month! So I figured, for once, just this one little time, I will set a goal that I will actually meet. Maybe it will motivate me to complete more goals and start a whole chain reaction of do-goodedness.
Here are the 6 books* that I foresee reading:
Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins
Third and last book of The Hunger Games trilogy. The ending has already kind of been spoiled for me, so I need to hurry up and read it before it gets full-on spoiled. I’m currently on page 16.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Must read before the movie, starring the delicious Robert Pattinson, comes out on April 22!
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sequel to Hush, Hush, which I had my nose stuck in for two days straight at Blog Cabin last summer. Team Patch!
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Seventh book in The Southern Vampire Mysteries aka True Blood.
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
I honestly have no idea what this book is about, but it doesn’t matter because it’s written by one of my favorite authors. If you haven’t read Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, then you are really missing out.
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Mar
First book in the series of the same name. Mary talked a big game about this book, and I managed to snag both this and the second book, Ink Exchange, from borders.com for $2.28. No lie.
*excludes audio books. ebooks are a-okay.
There’s the list. Wish me luck, and let me know what’s on your to-read list this year.