2013 Reading Challenge

Here sits a static page that will be updated frequently, and help keep track of my specific reading goals and sub goals for 2013.

Read at least 65 books.

1. First Lord’s Fury by Jim Butcher
2. We Can Build You by Phillip K. Dick
3. Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
4. Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories by Simon Van Booy
5. Path to Bliss: A Practical Guide to the Stages of Meditation by Dalai Lama XIV
6. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
7. Planet Cupcake by Paris Cutler
8. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
9. Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward
10. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
11. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
12. Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
13. Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination by Barbara Hurd
14. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
15. Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World by Dalai Lama XIV
16. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
17. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
18. Mad About Macarons! by Jill Colonna
19. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
20. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
21. Glitches by Marissa Meyer {novella}
22. Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts
23. Seduced in the Dark by C.J. Roberts
24. The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer {novella}
25. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
26. The Ash-Born Boy by Victoria Schwab {novella}
27. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
28. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Read at least 5 books set in countries outside of the U.S.

1. Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko {Russia}
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor {Czech Republic – Prague, and Morocco – Marakesh}
3. The Dark Duet series by C.J. Roberts {Mexico}

Read at least 5 books set in U.S. states I haven’t visited.

I’m counting books from the same series as one entry towards this, since they’re set in the same city (usually).
1. The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher {Illinois, Chicago}
2. Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward {New Jersey, Caldwell}
3. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen {North Carolina, Bascom}

Read at least 4 books set in my home state(s) – Mississippi & Louisiana.

Read at least 5 books set in other worlds or on other planets.

1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor {Eretz}
2. The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer {the moon}
3. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende {Fantastica}

Read at least 15 culinary books (have to keep those living-making skills honed).

1. Planet Cupcake by Paris Cutler
2. Mad About Macarons! by Jill Colonna

Branch out to 3 new or under-read genres, reading at least 2 books in each.

1. We Can Build You by Phillip K. Dick {science fiction}
2. Path to Bliss: A Practical Guide to the Stages of Meditation by Dalai Lama XIV {buddhism, philosophy}
3. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith {space science}
4. Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination by Barbara Hurd {nature science, psychology}
5. Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World by Dalai Lama XIV {buddhism, philosophy}
6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer {science fiction, young adult}
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor {young adult}
8. Glitches by Marissa Meyer {science fiction, young adult}
9. Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts {dark erotica}
10. Seduced in the Dark by C.J. Roberts {dark erotica}
11. The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer {science fiction, young adult}
12. The Ash-Born Boy by Victoria Schwab {young adult}

totals: buddhism 2, dark erotica 2, nature science 1, philosophy 2, psychology 1, science fiction 4, space science 1, young adult 5

Read at least 10 books in my owned-but-not-read pile.

last updated 6.29.13

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