In 2011 I read 34 books--you can see them all here. When you consider how many books some of the most avid readers on Goodreads are devouring--a book a day, some even more--I wanted to challenge myself in 2012. I figured I could easily do 1 book per week, but to be on the safe side, I'd build in 2 bye weeks for myself. So I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal to 50.
I found that...I am a slow reader.
I did make it to 40 before year's end, besting 2011 by 6 books, so I consider this a win.
Some may call it cheating that I included books I either wrote or for which I contributed a story, but I don't, and since this is my list, that's the only opinion that matters.
Science Fiction Romance topped my list this year as I also took on the 2012 SFR Reading Challenge--didn't quite meet that one either, but ended up somewhere between the earth and the moon.
15 - books by Seton Hill Writers
3 - Children's books
16 - print books (12 signed copies)
25 - female authors
3 - books from Raw Dog Screaming Press
2 - anthologies
17 - books from 13 different series
3 - poetry books
12 - books by Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday participants
5 - books by Pennwriters members
3 - non-SF Thrillers
5 - books from Big 5 publishers
Ace Science Fiction
Amazon Digital Services
Dragon Harp Productions
Firefly Publishing & Entertainment LLC
Gray Lady Publishing
Grey Gecko Press
Kindle Direct Publishing
L & L Dreamspell
p i c t u r e l e s s books
Raw Dog Screaming Press
Red Sage Publishing
Susan Abel Sullivan
Uncanny Fiction Factory
Union City Publishing
World Weaver Press
Adrea L. Peters and Teffanie T. White
Ann Aguirre (4)
Braxton A. Cosby
Daphne J. Riordan
Heidi Ruby Miller
Irene L. Pynn
John Edward Lawson
Judah Lee Davis
Lee Allen Howard
Michael A. Arnzen
Susan Abel Sullivan (2)
Wayne Basta (2)
Though I fell short of my goal, I had a good time along the way escaping reality among thousands of pages. I always consider it an honor to spend time in an author's world because there is so much work and thought and heart that goes into each book that most of us, even other writers, will never see.
Which authors shared their world with you this past year?