Monday, February 11, 2013

Reading and Writing Goals, 2013

I know it's over a month since everyone was supposed to set their New Years resolutions, but I was wondering who out there had a goal they wanted to reach this year in the department of reading and/or writing?

Due to my university course, I'm probably going to write a LOT! The fact that I'm studying writing is definitely a good thing. Coursework aside, I want to finish my current W.I.P, 'WALLS', re-add the scenes I cut from 'KATHERINE' and submit it to agents and/or more competitions. Towards the end of the year, I would also like to get back to 'EVERGREEN: A FALLEN STAR', as I believe I am already closer to having what I need to make it worth reading. But I'm going to let that last won sit until I've finished the year at uni first.

In terms of reading - for recreation, not for studying - I am aiming for at least two books every month. I've already knocked off four, so twenty more to go. Fingers crossed that I well and truly out-read my goal for the year, but here's a look at what I've read and what to read.

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. V for Vendetta, the graphic novel Alan Moore and David Lloyd
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Currently reading)
6. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
7. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
8. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
9. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
10. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
11. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
12. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
13. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
14. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
15. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
16. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
17. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
18. Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden
19. Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
20. The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden
21. The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden
22. The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
23. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
24. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke.

Well, that's my current list, though there's no guarantee I might not swap some of those books around. I need to read and finish a few series this year... And of course, I will be leaving a review for every book I read, both here and on Goodreads!

What's everybody else's reading and writing goals looking like? Please share!

- Bonnee.


  1. Good luck with your goals! They definitely sound feasible -- and fun, too!

    On the reading front, my plan is to read twenty-six books. My writing goal is twofold: to find an agent for MINE TO LOVE and to write my next book. I'm almost finished planning it out and can't wait to start drafting!

    1. Twenty-six is a nice number of books, I believe :) Best of luck with both your reading and writing goals! It's great that you're itching to write your next project already.

  2. Two books a month is a great goal. I'm lucky to get one a month. Nice to meet you on Lynda Young's blog.

    1. I've been known to be a lazy reader in the past, so I figured I shouldn't push it too much, but still set myself somewhat of a challenge. You did a great post over on Lynda's blog :)

  3. I'm curious to see what you think of The Girl With.... I only read the first one. Kind of liked it, kind of didn't, and haven't proceeded with the series. My writing goals are the same, get better, get an agent, get on the road to publication, write more. Reading? I haven't set any for that, but I want to read a lot.

    1. You will be definitely be finding out what I think of this book when I'm done. I think I'll end up with a general opinion similar to yours! Good luck with your writing goals, and definitely read a lot!

  4. That is a super awesome reading list!!! I have been so out of it the past few weeks!!!! lol -this is running4 him in case you were wondering!- I have to go back and read all your posts. I am dying to know what you thought about Mocking Jay and Catching Fire!!!

    1. Oh hai! The Mockingjay and Catching Fire reviews are done, but you shouldn't have to look far :) Welcome back!

  5. Life of Pi may be my all time favourite book.

    1. Really? I'm quite excited to read it soon!


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