This year I fell down on the job in completing my Goodreads reading challenge. I started with an optimistic attempt to read 75 books. I started strong, but a brutal self-imposed writing schedule kept me hopping, and I realized in about August that I was nowhere near where I wanted to be for reading challenges. I dialed back my Goodreads challenge to 50 in October, accepting the inevitable, and made an attempt to cut back my Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenges to a more manageable level.
My Reading Challenges
- SF Masterworks: 12 (The Drowned World, The Sirens of Titan, Emphyrio, A Scanner Darkly, Behold the Man, The Book of Skulls, The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, Flowers for Algernon, Ubik, Timescape, More Than Human)
- Indie Books: 5 (Too Wyrd, Mirrors: The Curse of Lanval, Pleasing the Professor, A Brief History of Our Tomorrows, Fluffy Bunny)
- Non-SFF Fiction: 4 (Luke Jenson Bounty Hunter: Bloody Sunday, Pleasing the Professor, Chasing Fireflies: A Summer Romance Anthology, Honeymoon)
- Non-Fiction: 4 (Rocks from Space, Dragonwriter, Gold, No Plot? No Problem)
- Dark Tower Books: 6 (The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Wolves of the Calla)
- Books I Wrote or Contributed To: 6 (Showdown, Vice & Virtue, Chasing Fireflies: A Summer Romance Anthology, The Vigil, Way of the Gun, The Reaping)
- Too Wyrd & Fluffy Bunny by Sarah Buhrman: awesome urban fantasy with a Norse mythological element!
- Star Songs of an Old Primate by James Tiptree Jr.: just discovering her, and she’s a certified genius, just sayin’.
- Dark Tower series: an old favourite
- More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon: look for my review in the New Year.
I review every book I read here on my blog, so this was also 51 blog posts. Looking forward to 2018, when I intend to keep the Worlds Without End challenges mostly to the ones I invent (except where they cross over with others specifically) and hopefully read some more stuff from other genres this year!