I'm excited because it's only April and I'm already halfway through my reading goal! I chose a goal of 50 books for 2013. This is the first year I read that many books. I loved to read, still do, but I just didn't know how to find more. The most I had read, was 20 books last year. I'm not a fast reader so I had to go with 50 this year. Though, now that I think about it, I should have gone with minimum 4 books per month (challenges), 12 months gives us 48, oh, maybe I did count, I don't remember. But now add YABBC, that takes me up to 60. I think, I'll be able to reach my goal in no time and next year I'll add more books, depending on how many I finish this year.
I've read some amazing books, I still haven't found one I didn't like this year. Of all the books I've read in my life, I've only left 2 unfinished: Pride and Prejudice, I don't know why since I loved the movie; and The Third Twin, I also loved the movie and the book sounds like it's going to be awesome. That's why I added it for this month and hopefully I'll be able to finish it this time. I started reading The Lightning Thief with my little cousins and even though we never finished it, it wasn't because I just didn't want to keep reading, but we just didn't have the time and now we hardly see each other.
In four months I've read different kinds for the different challenges, read a longs and book clubs. I've also read books I've otherwise wouldn't have if it weren't for the authors who offered their books for reviews. The best month so far is February with 10 books read.
I am finding I'm not as picky as I thought I was. I love reading about new characters in awesome places and diverse stories. There is always something new to learn from each. My favorite thing to read about now is YA paranormal dystopian worlds.
There are many more books I want to read, I have started many series that I still haven't finished. Of course the one I'm most excited about this year is Allegiant, book 3 and final book in the Divergent series! I'm also looking forward to Fissure and Alternate in the Chronicles of the Interred series, Unravel Me, Unbreakable, Clockwork Angel, The Games. I'm also thinking about reading the Lux series, I first thought about reading all three for the paranormal challenge but then I decided to read one per month and it's just in time for August, the release of the fourth book, Origin.
I'm excited for all the new books to read and authors to meet. Because I've also found great books through Blog Tours and other bloggers' reviews.