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Old 12-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
Dazrin
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2013 Goals:(1) Read 22,500 pages, (2) Increase reading diversity (less fantasy)

My primary goal this year was to read 22,500 pages which I surpassed on October 10th, well ahead of schedule despite two months where I read way less than normal. For 2014 I will raise my page goal to 24,000 pages, 2,000/month, and see how it works. I doubt my reading pace from this year is maintainable for me in the long-term.

My first secondary goal was to increase my reading diversity, mainly by getting away from Fantasy novels. Coming into 2013 I had read about 48% Fantasy novels by page count, I wanted to get that down below 40% and ended up at about 35%. I read books from 17 different genres, several of which are very broad "genres". For 2014 I plan on dropping that below 33% which will be my goal for any genre from here on out, but I won't be keeping track as closely.

My other secondary goal was to re-read a lot less than normal which I also succeeded in, re-reading only 2 books (one of which was less than 50 pages), which dropped my cumulative total down to ~25% since 2011. Next year I will probably do some more re-reading, but not too much and I will plan on keeping my total below 25% from here on out. There are some books I just enjoy too much to not re-read every once in a while.

Completed books (in order of date finished):
Spoiler:
  1. The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas - Ursula K. LeGuin - 1974 Hugo winning short story
  2. Charon's Claw (Neverwinter 3) - R.A. Salvatore - Started in 2012
  3. A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time 14) - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  4. 11/22/63 - Stephen King
  5. Shift Omnibus (Silo 6, 7 and 8) - Hugh Howey
  6. The Runner - WJ Davies - Silo fan fiction
  7. Lockdown (Ryan Lock 1) - Sean Black
  8. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - From Overdrive through my local library
  9. Confessions of a Las Vegas Motorcop - H. D. Justice
  10. Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell 1) - Dana Stabenow
  11. Second Star (Star Svensdotter 1) - Dana Stabenow
  12. The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda 1) - Richard Phillips
  13. Immune (The Rho Agenda 2) - Richard Phillips
  14. Wormhole (The Rho Agenda 3) - Richard Phillips
  15. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (SH 4) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. The Hound of the Baskervilles (SH 5) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. Jigsaw - Douglas Smith
  18. The Moon is Green - Fritz Leiber
  19. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - Rudyard Kipling
  20. EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches - Dave Ramsey
  21. Slow Life - Michael Swanwick - Hugo Award winning Novelette for 2003
  22. Spinward Fringe Broadcast 5: Fracture - Randolph Lalonde
  23. A Clean Kill in Tokyo (John Rain 1) - Barry Eisler
  24. A Lonely Resurrection (John Rain 2) - Barry Eisler
  25. The Finite Canvas - Brit Mandelo - Nebula Award Nominee 2012
  26. Swift, Brutal Retaliation - Meghan McCarron - Nebula Award Nominee 2012
  27. The Short Victorious War (HH3) - David Weber
  28. The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe 1) - Raymond Chandler - May book club selection
  29. Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe 2) - Raymond Chandler
  30. The Man with Two Left Feet - P.G. Wodehouse
  31. My Man Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
  32. Among Others - Jo Walton - 2011 Nebula and 2012 Hugo winning novel
  33. How the Great Hoax Began (Crimes in the Art: The Secret Cipher of Albrecht Dürer) - Dr. Elizabeth Garner
  34. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (SH6) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  35. How to Talk to Girls at Parties - Neil Gaiman
  36. The Wandering Earth - Cixin Liu - China Galaxy Science Fiction Award 2000
  37. Field of Dishonor (HH4) - David Weber
  38. Flag in Exile (HH5) - David Weber
  39. Honor Among Enemies (HH6) - David Weber
  40. Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1) - Dean Koontz
  41. The End: Visions of the Apocalypse - Anthology edited by N.E. White
  42. Rude Mechanicals - Kage Baker - Audiobook
  43. Equal Rites (Discworld 3) - Terry Pratchett - The Witches sub-series 1
  44. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (George Smiley 5) - John le Carre
  45. Mort (Discworld 4) - Terry Pratchett
  46. Winner Take All (John Rain 3) - Barry Eisler
  47. In Enemy Hands (HH7) - David Weber
  48. Roadside Picnic - Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
  49. Redemption Games (John Rain 4) - Barry Eisler
  50. Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter 1) - Jeff Lindsay
  51. Forever Odd (Odd Thomas 2) - Dean Koontz
  52. Doomsday Book - Connie Willis - August 2013 book club selection and Hugo/Nebula winner
  53. The Automated Ones - Hugh Howey
  54. American Gods - Neil Gaiman - Hugo and Nebula winning novel
  55. Dust (Silo Series 3) - Hugh Howey
  56. The Martian - Andy Weir
  57. The Last Threshold (Neverwinter 4) - R. A. Salvatore
  58. The Companions (The Sundering 1) - R. A. Salvatore
  59. The Man Who Bridged the Mist - Kij Johnson - Hugo and Nebula winning novella
  60. 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss - Kij Johnson - Hugo/Nebula nominated short story
  61. Darwin's Radio - Greg Bear - Nebula award winner, Hugo nominee for 2000
  62. World War Z - Max Brooks - 9/12 - Crossed 20,000 pages which was my goal for the last two years
  63. Blockade Billy - Stephen King
  64. Consider Phlebas - Iain M. Banks
  65. Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
  66. King Solomon's Mines (Allan Quatermain 1) - H. Rider Haggard - From HarryT's anthology, volume 1
  67. The Warded Man (Demon Trilogy 1) - Peter V. Brett
  68. Top Ten - Ryne Douglas Pearson
  69. Agent of Change (Liaden 1/9?) - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - First published, 9th in chronology - Completed yearly page goal
  70. The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes 7) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  71. Doctor Izard - Anna Katherine Green - Oct 2013 Book Club Selection
  72. The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhymes 1) - Jeffery Deaver
  73. Brother Odd (Odd Thomas 3) - Dean Koontz
  74. Protect and Defend - Vince Flynn
  75. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
  76. Once Upon a Time is Now (Grimm Curse 1) - Stephen Carpenter
  77. Portrait of Lisane de Patagnia - Rachel Swirsky - Free on Tor.com
  78. Dreadnought (Clockwork Century 3) - Cherie Priest
  79. Clockwork Fagin - Cory Doctorow
  80. The Boat House - Stephen Gallagher
  81. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians 1) - Rick Riordan
  82. Blindsight - Peter Watts
  83. A New Spring - Robert Jordan
  84. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson 2) - Rick Riordan
  85. I, Cthulhu, or, What’s A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9’ S, Longitude 126° 43’ W)? - Neil Gaiman - From Tor.com
  86. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentlemen Bastards 1) - Scott Lynch

Final progress chart:

My final monthly reading stats and projections:

Last edited by Dazrin; 12-30-2013 at 02:17 PM. Reason: Updated for end of year
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