Melody

Musing Mondays

This week’s musing:

How many books did you read in 2010? If you had a reading goal, did you meet it? What books are you most looking forward to reading for 2011 (either new, OR ones that have sat on your shelves for a while)?

It has been a long while since I did a Musing Mondays post; plus I really liked this week's questions so here we are.

I read 73 books in 2010. To be specific, I read 3 Chinese novels, 9 manga/graphic novels, 2 nonfiction and fiction as for the rest. I didn't read as many books as in 2009 (86 books) but still I think I had a great reading year last year in terms of quality and a few new-to-me authors whereby I enjoyed reading their books and will make sure to check them out should they have any releases out in the near future.

As for reading goals, I don't have any. I think simplicity is the way and my main focus will be reading as many books as I can from my TBR pile. However, I don't think it is possible to make a dent out of those piles at this point unless I make an effort to stop buying books, as my best friend always say to me. Unfortunately, I find this to be impossible since the temptation of books buying is too great, plus there are too many good books out there that I wouldn't want to miss. It would be a 'vicious' cycle, but at least I will be more choosy when it comes to buying the books I want to read.

Nevertheless, here are a few new books which I am most looking forward to buying (reading) this year:

9 Responses
  1. Veens Says:

    This year I am definitely going to read Sarah Adison Allen :()

    70+ book is Huge by my standards :) I hope you have a great year ahead :)


  2. Ceri Says:

    Everyone's vow this year seems to be to concentrate on their own personal TBR pile hehe. That's definitely mine. 73 books? Wow, Mel. That was certainly a good year for you. :D


  3. Jaimie Says:

    Wow Melody you read alot! I stopped buying books this year and the library is my new friend. I will also be reading Gone by Mo Hayder. You were the one that got me interested in that author!


  4. Willa Says:

    Good list, you have some interesting ones in there!


  5. Iliana Says:

    You did great Melody and I'm with you, simplicity is a good thing :)

    I just saw that Kim Edwards has a new book (or will be coming out soon) and I am looking forward to that one.


  6. bermudaonion Says:

    You had a terrific year in books. I hope 2011 is even better.


  7. naida Says:

    You had a great reading year. Buying new books is a must, you never want to miss out on that next favorite read :)


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  8. Julia Says:

    WOW 73 books -- that great! So much more than mine (I read 40 books *pout*)! Good luck with this year books reading :)


  9. Alice Teh Says:

    What a great year of reading, Melody! With the new job, relocation and other stuff that happened in 2010, I only managed to squeeze in 62 (a large drop from 2009's 110). Happy reading in 2011!