Reading in 2013

Last year, I reached my Goodreads goal of 12 books read, surpassing it with a total of 14.  This year, my goal is 25.  I wonder if I can do it.  So far this year, I have finished 1!  That’s 24 to go.

What’s on my list to read?  In the past, I’ve done polls to ask my readers what I should read next.  I’m adding to the list with my own choices.  So for now, my list is as follows:

  1. The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien (reading now)
  2. Dune – Frank Herbert
  3. His Majesty’s Dragon – Naomi Novik
  4. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams
  5. Macbeth – William Shakespeare
  6. Ringworld – Larry Niven
  7. A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin
  8. Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
  9. Wheel of Time 2: The Great Hunt – Robert Jordan
  10. 2010: Odyssey Two – Arthur C. Clarke
  11. Eric – Terry Pratchett
  12. The Reality Dysfunction Part 2: Expansion – Peter F. Hamilton
  13. A Knight of the Word – Terry Brooks
  14. Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
  15. Throne of Jade – Naomi Novik
  16. Life, the Universe and Everything – Douglas Adams
  17. Wizard’s First Rule – Terry Goodkind
  18. 2061: Odyssey Three – Arthur C. Clarke
  19. Angel Fire East – Terry Brooks
  20. Xenocide – Orson Scott Card

That’s not 25 books, but I am also reading some non-fiction books at home.  They are:

  1. Hi! My Name is Loco and I Am a Racist – Baye McNeil (reading now)
  2. The World of Robert Bateman
  3. An Artist in Nature – Robert Bateman

Also, when I have only a short time or I’m standing on the train, I’ll take out my phone, start up Kindle, and read an ebook.  Here’s what I’ll be reading:

  1. MoonRush – Carolyn McCray and Ben Hopkin (reading now)
  2. The Arrival – J. Thorn
  3. Terrene: The Hidden Valley – Eric Liu
  4. The Deliverer – Jason D. Morrow
  5. The Flute Keeper – Ashley Setzer
  6. The Gateway – Glenn G. Thater
  7. The Kingdom and the Crown – S.R. Ford
  8. Scavenger’s War – Jack Sheppard
  9. The Annihilation of Foreverland – Tony Bertauski
  10. The Sword and the Dragon – M.R. Mathias

And there we have it.  Of course, there will be more.  I wonder if I can finish all of the above books this year.  I’ll try to exceed the 25 books I have planned for 2013.

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