I was considering 2014 Reading #whatever as this post’ title but I like to humor myself and feel the “feels” of having a reading plan although I don’t really follow them. It’s still January so this is still counted, right? Before I dig in to my, ahem, “2014 Reading Plan”, let’s have a summary of what I have been reading in 2013 (which basically consist of #whatever books).
Click here for the list of books I read last year.
Adult – 96
New Adult – 28
YA – 8
No Rating – 12
1 – 1.5 Kiss Mark – 21
2 – 2.5 Kiss Marks – 43
3 – 3.5 Kiss Marks – 41
4 – 4.5 Kiss Marks – 12
5 Kiss Marks – 3
- I read a total of 132 books which is fairly good considering that I had the worst and longest reading slump to date last year.
- It also had been a year of contemporaries (81 books) which is expected. It’s my go-to-genre when I don’t feel like really reading. It works like my comfort food.
- I read a bunch of Urban Fantasy last year. I started and read most of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. I also started Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series.
- But the best UF I had this year is Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniel series. When I checked my reading list, I started the year with Magic Bites and ended it with Magic Slays.
- New Adult is not entertaining anymore. It’s the bulk of most of my 1 – 3.5 ratings. The plots are repetitive and the formula they’re following (emotionally wounded or with a dark past/bad boy/ leads, lots and lots and lots of emotional and/or family drama, and sex, sex, sex, and sex) are enough to make me want to pull my hair out.
- As you can see, I only gave three books 5 kiss marks this year. These are The Girl in the Steel Corset, Magic Strikes and The Real Score.
- My best and worst reads for 2013 are both from Filipina authors. My worst read is She’s Dating a Gangster by Bianca B. Bernardino. The best read I had is Kesh Tanglao’s The Real Score. I’m not really your average contemporary reader, I can say that I read most, if not all, possible contemporary plots out there and these two are the worst and best in the lot that you can find these days.
For other challenges I had last year, click here.
Now for 2014:
- 52 Books for my Goodreads Challenge.
- Finish the following series I started some time ago:
– Healer by Maria V. Snyder (books 2-3)
– Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (book 3)
– Divergent by Veronica Roth (book 3)
– Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (book 3)
- Continue the following series (read at least 1-2 books):
– The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
– Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
– Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
- Go back to YA.
- Put NA at the back of my head as much as possible.
- Start reading the following series:
– Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
– Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
– Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee
– Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
- Read more books by Filipino Authors.
- Read at least 6 TFG books.
- Classic. Yes, Jane Austen, we’ll see each other this year.
- And last but definitely the most important bullet from this list, try to follow this plan.
P.S. Because I wasn’t in the mood to open GR for most of last year, the books I’ve read weren’t added in my shelf. I had to do that on the first day of 2014. Adding 100 plus books in one day is an experience I don’t want to go through again.