One of the things I’m going to do in 2010 is keep track of all the books I read, using my Goodreads profile. I joined in April of 2009, was a little overwhelmed by it and never went back. But I think it’ll be a great way to track my reading this year.
(I also discovered today I have an empty author page there, so hopefully they’ll approve me soon and I can get it all fixed up.)
Looking around the blogosphere, I’ve realized I have no idea how many books I read in 2009. I can’t break it down by genre or by digital version of print book versus epublished.
Not only will I know the answer to those questions at the end of 2010, but I’ll know if I met my three reading goals for the coming year:
1) Read something outside of the romance genre (not counting King, Scalzi, or Sandford).
2) Read a European historical romance. (This one should be fairly easy because I’m reading Carrie Lofty’s debut now—oh, need to add that to Goodreads—and have Courtney Milan’s single-title debut already on the iPod). I used to devour them, during the height of Garwood and Deveraux, etc, but I stopped at some point.
3) Read something by Gaiman. I’ve seen the movie Stardust and I follow his blog, but I haven’t actually read his work. I’m thinking…American Gods?
I’m really hoping I stick with this for the whole year!