March has turned out to be a stellar reading month. 11 books completed for the month so far with no signs of slowing down! I’ve been on a major time travel kick this year, having already completed 7 time-traveling books this year. My new time travel obsession is a trilogy called the Ruby Red trilogy (or the Edelstein Trilogie as it’s called in its native Germany). So far only two of the three books by Kerstin Gier have been released in the US, with the third (Emerald Green) due out in October. I highly recommend you check this series out ASAP. SO GOOD. And the covers are beautiful to boot!
Anyway enough about my recent time travel obsession and on to what I’m reading! I’m hoping to get through Philippa Gregory’s The Kingmaker’s Daughter, Elizabeth Hoyt’s Lord of Darkness, and a biography on Jane Austen by Paula Byrne entitled The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things. Now it’s your turn! Tell me what’s currently got you hooked in the comments section below!
This is my third New Year; New Challenges post and I have to tell you, I still get excited writing them. Just knowing that I’m beginning another 365 day period of challenging myself to read an ass-ton of books excites me. Since I completed the 110 books I set as my goal for 2012, I’ve decided to stick with tradition and add another 10 books to my goal for 2013. Therefore, my starting goal for this year will be 120 books! In case you missed all of the reading challenges I’ve signed up for (on top of my overall goal), you can click here to view my progress.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading (in no particular order) in 2013:
The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Sever by Lauren DeStefano
Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare
The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz
I know that this is a bit of a short list, but I’m hoping that as the year progresses, more new and exciting books will be announced from my favorite authors. 2012 was a great year for both new books and additions to series that I already loved, so I’m hoping that 2013 will be just as fun, if not more so!
As always, I encourage you to try your own reading challenges! My biggest piece of advice is to start small. There is nothing wrong with saying that you want to read 10 books this year. Make a small goal, meet that goal, then increase it! Tell me about your own goals, as well as the books you’re excited about reading, below.