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Reading & Blogging Goals for 2012

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The NEW YEAR has arrived and everything starts anew. All the book lists reset to zero and there are so many possibilities.
READING CHALLENGES:
After my failed attempt to complete a reading challenge last year, I have opted not to participate, other than my usual goal of reading one book per week – so a goal of 52 books in 2012. I’ve added the GoodReads widget to my sidebar to help monitor that goal.
TRY SOMETHING NEW:
I have heard about and met so many great authors in the past year, and I want to read new-to-be authors and stories.  My goal is to read 12 new-to-me authors over the course of 2012.  I’ve already got a few on my schedule: Shiloh Walker, Mari Freeman, Stacey Kennedy, Jennifer Estep and Joan Swan all in the first three months of this year. 
MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS:
We all have them! There are a couple (or maybe more *wink*) books that are scheduled for release in 2012 and I WILL be reading them. Here are the ones at the top of my list…
DARKER AFTER MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian (Jan 2012)
Midnight Breed #10: This is going to be the climatic conclusion to the Dragos story arc and Chase’s story. So. Good!
MIDNIGHT ENCHANTMENT by Anya Bast (Feb 2012)
Dark Magick #4: This series has gotten better with each book. I love the Fae meets modern world twist.
THE DARKEST SEDUCTION by Gena Showalter (Feb 2012)
Lords of the Underworld #9: Paris’ story. Need not say more.
NIGHTWALKER by Allyson James (Winter 2012)
Stormwalker #4: I adore this series. Mick and Janet are so perfect together. Book 3: Shadow Walker was my favorite book in 2011.
DIRE NEEDS by Stephanie Tyler (March 2012)
Eternal Wolf Clan #1: I adore Steph’s military suspense and her work as Sydney Croft is some of my favorite. I cannot wait to find out what she does with sexy shifters!
LOVER REBORN by JR Ward (March 2012)
Black Dagger Brotherhood #10: I just hope she treats Tohr right and of course, cannot wait to see more of Qhuinn and Blay!
HEART OF ATLANTIS by Alyssa Day  (May 2012)
Warriors of Poseidon #8: This one is Alaric’s tale – he’s long been tortured by a forbidden love and I want to see how he explodes when he finally has it!
LETHAL RIDER by Larissa Ione (May 2012)
Lords of Deliverance #3: Have you been reading these books? OMG! What will happen next?!
GUNMETAL MAGIC by Ilona Andrews (Aug 2012)
Kate Daniels #5.5: The first “Kate” full novel told from the POV of another character – Andrea. I adore Andrea and she has had some rough times… can’t wait to find out what happens and who she ends up with (please be Raphael).

RIVETED by Meljean Brook (Sept 2012)

Iron Seas #3: No one tells a story like Meljean. Book 1: Iron Duke was hands down my favorite read of 2010 and I just love this series.

Unnamed Guardians #8 by Meljean Brook (unknown)
We all know this amazing series is coming to a close, and I for one will miss it. When I stalked Meljean’s website, I couldn’t find word about this book for 2012, but I cannot wait to read Michael’s story.
SO tell me… what are your plans for 2012? Do you have a TBR list a mile long? Have you set some goals?  I hope we will continue to chat about it here at That’s What I’m Talking About.
Joyous New Year and Happy Reading!

  • What? No Singh on that list??

  • Jules: I debated putting Tangle of Need and the next Guild Hunter on the list. Both are auto-purchases and I will read both, but neither are climatic or pivotal to the story arc books (that I know of), so I didn’t add them to the top tier of anticipated releases. That said, I’m still excited to read them!

  • We all know my TBR is a mile long but my school schedule is insane. I added some new reviewers to my team so hopefully I can get some more reviews out and blogs up this year (but I still want to get some reading of my own done this year!)

  • Lethal Rider is definitely on my must read list for 2012. Lothaire is another book I’ll probably drop everything to read. 🙂

  • I’ve got a goal of increasing my reading for 2012. I can’t say I did well last year. I’ll keep my eye on this blog, as usual, to keep my TBR list up.

    Good luck with your goals for 2012 🙂

  • Yup. I’ve got a book/week as a goal for 2012. I”m actually hoping to do more. My other reading goal: read because I LOVE to read, not because I have to… like for work 😀

    My TBR is a mile long, but I’m right there with you for the next LotU as well as Tohr…and DEFINITELY MB-Chase! Those three are already pre-ordered 🙂 Must. Wait. To. Buy. More. Titles…

  • Great goals for 2012 Jen! I will also be opting out of any challenges this year. I just want to read 100 books/novellas (not off to the best start to reach that goal) and really that’s it. Of course I’ll read my most anticipated books as they come out but I refuse to try to create a schedule of books that I want to read in a specific order….when I’m done with one book I’m going to look at my TBR shelf, see which one pops out to me and read it! LOL. So that’s really all I have planned for 2012.

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