This year has been a very strange reading (and blogging) year. To date, I've read only 75 books. While part of me knows 75 books is an accomplishment in some circles, I'm coming to realize I will most likely fall short of my goal of 100 books. Last year I read 118 books. After two years in a row reading more than 100 books a year, I hoped I'd turned a corner in reading. As I think about my reading life, I know I prefer quality over quantity, but I fear I'm falling behind in both categories. I'm not reading fewer books because I'm reading longer or more challenging books. The only solution, I know, is to spend more time reading and less time doing other things.
For the rest of 2013, I'm planning to alternate reading 2013 releases I can't believe I haven't read yet (that list is looooong) and reading 2014 releases (I've already read two!) There's never enough time to read all the new releases I'd like to, nor is there enough time to catch up on all the backlist titles I've been meaning to read for far too long. What I have been enjoying immensely lately, however, is cutting way back on accepting review copies for specific dates. I've always been a moody reader, but lately I find myself thoroughly enjoying indulging whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.
Now tell me: what's on your "must read before the end of the year list?"
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