Summer 2013 Reads

Can we all pretend that I didn't set Reading Goals for the Summer 2013 season? Because I didn't follow my own plan of action. I mean, I did read a decent amount in the months of June, July, and August, but I kindof just went with my own reading flow. Usually, this means that I devoured a bunch of YA Paranormal Romances back-to-back, and this time, unfortunately, was no exception.

My goals were as follows:
  • 2 Classics
  • 2 Contemporary
  • 3 Young Adult
  • 2 Poetry
  • 1 Drama
  • 10 Graphic Novels

I read the following books:
  1. Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow (YA)
  2. Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Classic)
  3. J.R. Ward's Dark Lover (PN Romance)
  4. Sharon Creech's Pleasing the Ghost (YA)
  5. C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Classic)
  6. Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone (PN Romance)
  7. Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy (PN Romance)
  8. P.C. Cast's Marked (PN Romance)
  9. Alan Moore's Watchmen (Graphic Novel)
  10. Scott Westerfield's Uglies (Contemporary)
  11. Maggie Stiefvater's Linger (PN Romance)
  12. Koushun Takami's Battle Royale (Contemporary)
  13. Laurell K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures  (PN Romance)

As you can see, I exceeded my genre goals in some areas and completely failed in others. I did not read poetry and drama like I intended to. Instead, I read 6 PN romances. Same difference, right? Wrong. Bad, English Major.

I shouldn't judge myself too harshly, though, since I have been consistently reading either way. I think I'll give up on these lists and just let my bookish heart take me where it will. Feeling guilty over reading the "wrong" books is getting very old, and, when I think about it, it's pretty ridiculous.

Pixel doesn't care that I like YA. In fact, she seems pretty impressed with my reading prowess this summer, no?
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