Thursday, 3 January 2013

My 2013 Reading goals

This year i decided to only give myself three goals for the year because i read for pleasure and i don't want it to become a chore with too many things i want to accomplish. If i keep it simple i can still achieve something but at the same time still enjoy it.

Read 55 books
This is my first goal. My goal for 2012 was 50 and i did reach it but only just. i wanted to up it a little bit but if i don't reach it i wont be overly disappointed. Giving myself too high a number means that i would be more likely to skip over a longer book so i could read more shorter ones which i don't want to do.

Re-read Harry Potter series
Although i have read these books countless times it has probably been two or three years since i read them through from 1-7, so i really want to do that this year. I wont be reading them all in the same month but i will definitely be reading 1-7 this year.

Read at least 2 classics
Last of all i want to branch out and try and read a couple of classics. I don't usually get into classics and i will generally choose a young adult over a classic but i really want to try this year and get a couple read.

So those are my goals for this year, they shouldn't be too hard to achieve.
I'm excited for all the books 2013 brings and all the journeys they take me on.
Happy reading!

Rapture- Lauren Kate

Publisher: doubleday
Published: 2012
448 pages
Goodreads page

The sky is dark with wings . . .

And time is running out for Luce and Daniel.

In order to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the Fall began. Only Luce can break the curse, and it is her choice alone that will decide all of their fates.

But as Dark Forces gather, great sacrifices will have to be made in this final, epic struggle . . .

In the fight for Luce, and for Love, who will win?

I don't want to say much about this book because its the last book in the series and i don't want to ruin it for anyone.
I will just keep it simple by saying it was just an ok and end to the series. I did actually predict part of the ending but it was still kind of good to see it all wrap up.
Overall i haven't really enjoyed this series and i don't think it is something that will stay with me or that I'm likely to ever re-read but i know there are people out there who like it so i will say it was as decent an ending as could be expected.
I think if Lauren Kate tackled a different genre or topic i would be willing to read it, because i do enjoy her writing style to an extent. I just don't think the whole fallen angels thing is for me.

I think i recommend these books for those into books about angels, and probably for the younger young adult otherwise probably steer clear.

Three stars