Well, I started off 2013 saying I would read 30 books, which became 40 and then 50 - I got to 47 with 2 others partially read, so as I have set myself some other ambitious targets, both business and writing related this year, I am going to start at 30 again.
But I've made a decision. It was pointed out to me that my reading this year had largely favoured chicklit - it had, although there were still some crime/political/psychological thrillers and plenty contemporary fiction books too. So, this year I want to try and diversify a bit more.
I've checked out my recent Kindle purchases, had a glance around my home library and I've come up with the first ten reads of the year - in no particular order
Birds of the Nile by N E David - contemporary fiction (paperback)
Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding ('cos you've just got to!) - chicklit (Kindle)
The Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier - contemporary fiction (paperback)
The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes - contemporary fiction (paperback)
Coming Home For Christmas by Jenny Hale - chicklit (Kindle)
The Carrier by Sophie Hannah - thriller (paperback - on loan from my auntie!)
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan - chicklit (paperback)
The P45 Diaries by Ben Hatch - humour (Kindle)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - classics (paperback)
Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley - chicklit (Kindle)
Three of these authors are new to me, so I continue the trend of reading new authors this year, with many more on my Kindle still to read!
So what have you set yourself to read this month? I'd love to hear your choices.
Tune in later this week for an interview with author N E David and my review of my first read of the year Birds of the Nile, which I can already tell you is fantastic!