I haven't really posted a "Best of 2013 List" because I've done a lot of that in various wrap-up posts. I'm not sure you really need to hear again how much I loved Anna Karenina. But I will repeat myself about Dancing Goddesses because I only just read that, so--people! Dancing Goddesses is fantastic!
I just went back and looked at my goals for 2013, and here they are:
Work on my Classics Club list. Check!
Keep reading my TBR pile. Check! Now I have a WHOLE NEW TBR pile of books I got this year and haven't read yet...
Work on whittling down my Amazon wishlist of books I want to read. Check! It's longer than every anyway, but I did get quite a few titles off.
NOT count titles. Check! I have no idea how many books I read this year, though it's probably fewer than last year because I tackled a bunch of chunksters. I also do not know the breakdowns between fiction/non-fiction, male/female authors, library/owned books, or anything else. Not a clue.
NOT pressure myself to post. I think I did OK with this. I did usually enjoy posting, which was the point, and I very frequently put off posting in favor of reading, which was probably good.
NOT join every challenge I see. Um. Well, I see a lot of challenges, and I only joined about 10. Yeah, total fail there, but I did enjoy the challenges and several were good for me. I had the same intentions for 2014--I think I'll cut back, be minimalist....and here I am with 10 again, not even counting Classics Club and the Non-Fiction Project.
I'm really looking forward to a lot of the reading I've got planned for 2014. Arthurian literature! Russians! History! Whee! I don't know that I have a lot of changes to the list above; I'm still going to work on those same things and I'm still going to avoid counting anything.