Happy New Year, my friends! It's time to wrap up the old year and take the first step into the new one. Let's start by taking a quick look back at some 2014 stats:
Pages read: 32545
Books read (or listened to): 105
Books from my TBR: 51
Non-fictions read: 6
Books in translation: 3 (Spanish, German, Norwegian)
Most read author: Diana Wynne Jones, of course (13)
Longest book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (734)
Oldest book: The Woman in White (1860)
And now for my 2015 goals:
First, I want to spend some of my reading time with some long-awaited rereads. My list will change based on my mood throughout the year, of course, but right now it looks like this --
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (before the miniseries),
To Say Nothing of the Dog (and possibly Blackout/All Clear),
a few of Josephine Tey's books,
Un Lun Dun,
some DWJs (Eight Days of Luke, The Islands of Chaldea, The Time of the Ghost),
and I'll have a few rereads for the 100 Chapter Books project: His Dark Materials series, The Little Prince, My Father's Dragon, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The BFG.
Second, I want to get to some of these new-to-me authors:
Peter S. Beagle
Third, I'll give in and set some "number" goals. I want to read at least 50 books from my TBR again. I also want to read more books in translation (10+) and more non-fiction (8+).
Finally, here are some 2015 new releases that I'm looking forward to:
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust - Alan Bradley (6 Jan)
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - Neil Gaiman (3 Feb)
Get In Trouble: Stories - Kelly Link (3 Feb)
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland - Catherynne M. Valente (3 Mar)
The Last Bookaneer - Matthew Pearl (28 Apr)
Two Years, Eight Months and 28 Days - Salman Rushdie (?)
and a new Kate Morton (?)!
So which book have I decided to start 2015 with?
Which book are you starting the new year with?