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Goals for 2013

Welcome to Angelya’s Goals page!

Rather than signing up for reading challenges, during 2013 I’m setting myself some goals to achieve. I will be continuing with the Dark Tower read-along until it’s complete.


During 2012, I read the first book of a variety of different series. This year I’m hoping to read more of some of those series! There are a few more where sequels are being released during 2013 – I haven’t included those on this list.

  • The Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare
  • Shadow Through Time trilogy, Louise Cusack
  • Monster Blood Tattoo, DM Cornish
  • The Witches of Elieanan, Kate Forsyth
  • The View from the Mirror, Ian Irvine
  • City of Dragons, Robin Hobb
  • A Song of Ice and Fire, George RR Martin


The Stephen King Dark Tower Read-a-long

  • The Gunslinger (review)
  • The Drawing of the Three (review)
  • The Waste Lands (review)
  • Wizard and Glass
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole
  • Wolves of the Calla
  • Song of Susannah
  • The Dark Tower


Year of the Snake

My own challenge is to simply read five books involving snakes.

Master Reading List

I have collected loads of books on my shelves during the last year and haven’t had nearly enough time to get through them all. This year, I’m making it a priority to read books already on my shelf. This list is not comprehensive by any means, it’s just a way to help me keep track!

  1. The Gathering Dark, Leigh Bardugo  (review)
  2. Black Mountain, Greig Beck
  3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson
  4. Graceling, Kristin Cashore (review)
  5. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
  6. Daughter of the Dark, Louise Cusack
  7. Glimmer in the Maelstrom, Louisa Cusack
  8. Besieged, Rowena Cory Daniells (review)
  9. Mage’s Blood, David Hair
  10. Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris
  11. City of Dragons, Robin Hobb
  12. Switched, Amanda Hocking
  13. The Iron King, Julie Kagawa
  14. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
  15. Delirium, Lauren Oliver
  16. Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver
  17. Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier
  18. A Storm of Swords (ASoIaF #3), George RR Martin (review)
  19. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
  20. Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi (review)
  21. Through the Ever Night, Veronica Rossi (review)
  22. Embrace, Jessica Shirvington
  23. Everneath, Brodi Ashton
  24. Pyxis, KC Neal
  25. Exiled, MR Merrick
  26. The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater
  27. Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1), Steven Erikson


Books Read in 2013

  1. The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells (review)
  2. The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, JW Rinzler
  3. Scent of Magic (Healer #2), Maria V Snyder (review)
  4. Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi (review)
  5. Graceling, Kristin Cashore (review)
  6. Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #0.5), Veronica Rossi
  7. The Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde (review)
  8. Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2), Veronica Rossi (review)
  9. The Gathering Dark (The Grisha #1), Leigh Bardugo (review)
  10. Besieged, Rowena Cory Daniells (review)
  11. Water Witch (Fairwick Chronicles #2), Juliet Dark (Carol Goodman) (review)
  12. Of Poseidon, Anna Banks (review)
  13. The Witch of Duva (The Grisha #0.5), Leigh Bardugo
  14. Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth (review)
  15. The Cypher (Guardians Inc #1), Julian Rosado-Machain (review)
  16. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2), Marissa Meyer (review)
  17. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
  18. The Queen’s Army (Lunar Chronicles #1.5), Marissa Meyer
  19. Star Wars: Scoundrels, Timothy Zahn (review)
  20. The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2), Martha Wells (review)
  21. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (#1), JK Rowling (re-read) (review)
  22. Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3), George RR Martin (review)
  23. The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth (review)
  24. Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy (Monster Hunters #2), Jeff Gunhus (review)
  25. Soul of Kandrith, Nicole Luiken (review)
  26. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling (review)
  27. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1), Julie Kagawa (review)
  28. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett (review)
  29. The Dirty Streets of Heaven, Tad Williams (review)
  30. Jinx: The Wizard’s Apprentice, Sage Blackwood (review)
  31. Her Sweetest Downfall (Forever Girl #1.5), Rebecca Hamilton
  32. The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2), Julie Kagawa (review)
  33. These Old Shades, Georgette Heyer
  34. The Seers: New World Order, MD Kaczkowski
  35. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling (review)
  36. The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (review)
  37. In The End, Alexandra Rowland (review)
  38. The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey (review)
  39. The River of No Return, Bee Ridgway (review)
  40. The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (review)
  41. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling (review)
  42. Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness (review)
  43. Crown of Midnight, (Throne of Glass #2), Sarah J Maas
  44. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (#5), JK Rowling (review)
  45. The Scrivener’s Tale, Fiona McIntosh
  46. Blind Sight (Leocardo), Ermisenda Alvarez (review)
  47. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (#6), JK Rowling
  48. Dragonkeeper, Carole Wilkinson
  49. Mudlark, Chris Matthews (review)
  50. Burn Bright, Marianne de Pierres (review)
  51. The Brides of Rollrock Island (or Sea Hearts), Margo Lanagan (review)
  52. Long Lost Song, Stephen C Ormsby (review)
  53. Aurora: Darwin, Amanda Bridgeman (review)
  54. The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, Kirsty Murray (review)
  55. Banish, Nicola Marsh (review)
  56. Shadows, Paula Weston (review)
  57. Shudder (Stitch #2), Samantha Durante (review)
  58. Black Sun Light My Way (Children of the Black Sun #2), Jo Spurrier (review)
  59. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7), JK Rowling
  60. The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon (review)
  61. The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass novella #0.3), Sarah J Maas
  62. The Assassin and the Empire (Throne of Glass novella #0.4), Sarah J Maas
  63. Siege and Storm (Grisha #2), Leigh Bardugo (review)
  64. Kinslayer (Lotus War #2), Jay Kristoff (review)
  65. Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastards #2), Scott Lynch (review)
  66. Happy Hour in Hell (Bobby Dollar #2), Tad Williams (review)
  67. City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments #2), Cassandra Clare (review)
  68. The Scroll (The Gateway Chronicles #5), KB Hoyle (review)
  69. Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler (review)
  70. The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas (review)
  71. Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde, Michael A Stackpole
  72. The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards #3), Scott Lynch
  73. City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte
  74. Allegiant (Divergent #3), Veronica Roth
  75. These Broken Stars, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  76. Pawn, Aimee Carter
  77. Haze (The Rephaim #2), Paula Weston


Books Read in 2012

  1. The Sending (Obernewtyn 6), Isobelle Carmody
  2. Windshifter, S.M. Johnson
  3. American Gods, Neil Gaiman (review)
  4. Snuff (Discworld 39), Terry Pratchett (review)
  5. A Study In Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (review)
  7. City of Bones, Cassandra Clare (review)
  8. The Day of First Sun, Sheryl Steines
  9. The Forever Girl, Rebecca Hamilton (review)
  10. WiSpY, Rob Andrews (review)
  11. Vitality, Tim Andrewartha (review)
  12. Gate to Kandrith, Nicole Luiken (review)
  13. The Book of Lost Fragrances, MJ Rose (review)
  14. To The Dark Tower, Victor Kelleher
  15. The White Oak, Kim White (review)
  16. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (review)
  17. Burnt Ice, Steve Wheeler (review)
  18. Divergent, Veronica Roth (review)
  19. The Wicked and the Just, J. Anderson Coats (review)
  20. Socialpunk, Monica Leonelle (review)
  21. The Imaginality of Somewhere, Someone (review)
  22. A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix (review)
  23. Dream Robbers, R.C. Scott (review)
  24. Aurorarama, Jean-Christophe Valtat (review)
  25. Insurgent, Veronica Roth (review)
  26. Exiled, J. R. Wagner (review)
  27. The Six (Gateway Chronicles #1), K.B. Hoyle (review)
  28. Kingdom, Anderson O’Donnell (review)
  29. Birdie Down, Jim Graham (review)
  30. Cinder, Marissa Meyer (review)
  31. Glitches (prequel to Cinder), Marissa Meyer – It’s free!
  32. Talisman of El, Alecia Stone (review)
  33. Across the Universe, Beth Revis (review)
  34. Dark Kiss, Michelle Rowen (review)
  35. The Journeys of John and Julia in Chapter One: Genesis, Aurelia (dnf)
  36. Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device, Tee Morris (review)
  37. Winter Be My Shield, Jo Spurrier (review)
  38. Amped, Daniel H Wilson (review)
  39. Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1), Melina Marchetta (review)
  40. The Oracle (Gateway Chronicles #2), K.B. Hoyle (review)
  41. The Wand in the Word, Leonard S Marcus (editor) (review)
  42. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (review)
  43. The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (review)
  44. Ada Lovelace, Computer Wizard of Victorian England, Lucy Lethbridge (review)
  45. Destiny of the Light, Louise Cusack (review)
  46. Wither, Lauren DeStefano (review)
  47. Dragonclaw, Kate Forsyth (review)
  48. Memory’s Wake, Selina Fenech (review)
  49. Shadowfell, Juliet Marillier (review)
  50. Return of the Ancients (Valkeryn #1), Grieg Beck (review)
  51. Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo #1), D.M. Cornish (audio book) (review)
  52. Little Fur, Isobelle Carmody (review)
  53. Keys to the Kingdom 1: Mister Monday, Garth Nix (audio book) (review)
  54. A Shadow on the Glass, Ian Irvine (review)
  55. Fire in the Sea, Myke Bartlett (review)
  56. Throne of Glass, Sarah J Maas (review)
  57. Fallen, Lauren Kate (audio book)
  58. Legends of Australian Fantasy, Jack Dann & Jonathon Strahan (editors) (review)
  59. Glitch, Heather Anastasiu (review)
  60. The White Thread (Gateway Chronicles #3), K.B. Hoyle (review)
  61. Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (review)
  62. India Black, Carol K Carr (review)
  63. Legends of Shannara: Bearers of the Black Staff, Terry Brooks (audio)
  64. Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff (review)
  65. A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness (review)
  66. Defiance, CJ Redwine (review)
  67. Shift, Kim Curran (review)
  68. Flight, Alyssa Rose Ivy
  69. Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford
  70. Rua, Miranda Kavi (review)
  71. World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria, Micky Neilson (review)
  72. The Gunslinger, Stephen King (review)
  73. A Corner of White, Jaclyn Moriarty (review)
  74. Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles #2), Melina Marchetta (review)
  75. Seeds of Discovery (Dusk Gate Chronicles #1), Breeanna Putroff (review)
  76. Roots of Insight (Dusk Gate Chronicles #2), Breeanna Putroff (review)
  77. Dodger, Terry Pratchett (review)
  78. Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3), Melina Marchetta (review)
  79. The Enchanted (Gateway Chronicles #4), K.B. Hoyle (review)
  80. This Green Hell, Greig Beck (review)
  81. The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt, Greg Hildebrandt Jr (review)
  82. The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower #2), Stephen King (review)
  83. Stitch, Samantha Durante (review)
  84. Silver, Talia Vance (review)
  85. Crewel, Gennifer Albin (review)
  86. Angelkiller, H. David Blalock (review)
  87. Traitor Angel, H. David Blalock (review)
  88. Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, Christie Golden (review)
  89. Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor (review)
  90. The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
  91. The Arrival, Shaun Tan
  92. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien (review)
  93. Jack Templar: Monster Hunter, Jeff Gunhus (review)
  94. The Waste Lands (Dark Tower #3), Stephen King (review)
  95. Touch of Power, Maria V Snyder (review)
  96. Deva Zan, Yoshitaka Amano (graphic novel)
  97. Incubus, Carol Goodman (review)
  98. Great North Road, Peter F Hamilton (review)

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