Reading in 2013…

Reading in 2013…

When it comes to books, I first and foremost want to just enjoy them. So I don’t want to set too many goals and join too many challenges for 2013.

I do have one big goal: try not to buy books and instead read what’s already on my book shelves.

I am joining a few challenges that can be found here. Firstly, the TBR Pile Challenge, which speaks for itself. The goal is to read 12 already determined books from your TBR-shelf.

Secondly, inspired by my job, I want to focus my reading on literature from East Asia. I suspect I will read mostly Japanese literature, but I realised I have a few Korean and Chinese authors on my book shelf that I also finally want to give a try. Anyway, I am joining Tony’s January in Japan, followed by hopefully Japanese Literature Challenge 7. I haven’t decided what I will read for these challenges yet.

Then of course I will be continuing with my ongoing challenges: the Classics Club Challenge and my Murakami challenge (which combines nicely with the J-Lit challenges!).

Finally, I have also set a new Goodreads reading goal:

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Carola has
read 0 books toward her goal of 52 books.

In the past year, despite being busy, I read 57 books. I notice this is mostly because I don’t spend as much time on the internet anymore. Despite foreseeing another busy (even chaotic?) year, I don’t doubt I will stick to reading. I think I’ll be able to make it to 52 books again this year!

Let’s see how all of this goes! For now, I have kicked off the year with Chiyo Uno’s Confessions of Love. Uno is a very fascinating author and so far I love the book. Will write more about it later I’m sure!

2 thoughts on “Reading in 2013…

  1. 52 books, which is about a book a week? That sounds doable, while giving you breathing space in busy periods. Yay, would love to see more Japanese lit reviews and recommendations from you!

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