2013: A Year in Reading

2013 has come and gone. It was a good reading year, 2013 (Top 13 Reads of 2013). Now before anything else, let's bring out them numbers shall we?

Full Lenght Fiction: 43
Novellas: 3
Short Story Collection: 2
Graphic Novels: 1 title, 25 volumes
E-Shorts: 3  
Essay Collection: 1
Total: 53

And then, let's take a look at how I did on the two reading challenges I signed up for.

1. Award Winning Books Reading Challenge by Gathering Books
Award Winning Books Read: 17
Level Reached: Silver Medal (11-25 books)  

2. The TBR Pile Reading Challenge by Fiktshun
TBR Titles Read: 24
Level Reached: Sweet Kiss Level (21-30 books)

Not Bad eh? Now onto the self-imposed reading challenges I set myself up for, at the start of 2013. (Gleep!)

1. Read a Zombie Book - FAILED. My fear of zombies goes deeper than I've expected. A discussion best left for another post. This 2014 maybe? Maybe. :)

2. Read a Sci-Fi Novel - PASSED. Read 4 sci-fis this year! Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Speaker for the Dead, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Sci-Fi is a promising favorite genre for me.

3. Read a Classic - PASSED. Keyword "a", which means 1. Ha. Yup, set the bar low on this one. I read and liked The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

4. Read more Adult Fiction - PASSED. I had to surpass the 1 adult fiction title read last 2012. So again, very very low bar. Haha. But I don't care. I passed with flying colors on this particular challenge! I have read 14 full length adult fiction titles, 1 short story collection, 1 essay collection, 3 novellas, 1 graphic novel title (I assume Fables is geared for adults. It is after all dark and grim and has a number of mature scenes).  

All in all, I am quite pleased with these results (except for you, darned zombies). You did good, pig. You did good. :)


  1. Congratulations, Tin.
    Hope 2014 will be kinder to all readers and book lovers.
    Here's to the 2014 Reading Challenge, Cheers!

    1. Hi Louize! Thanks! I concur. So, let's bring on 2014! :D

  2. Replies
    1. Hi Peter! I know right? I use to average only around 35-45 books a year. So, I am pleased as punch. :D Woo hoo!

  3. Congratulations, Tin! 2013 had been a good reading year to us, and I hope 2014 will be as well. :)

    P.S. Are you still up to reading zombies this year? Hihi.

    1. Thanks Lynai! Here's to an even better 2014, yes?

      Regarding those darned zombies, The World War Z movie legitimately creep-ed me out even more. Haha, But yes I am up for it! (I hope?) Hehe. You thinkin of doin Feed? :D

    2. The one by Mira Grant, right? Hmmm, let's read together? Parang di pa yata ako ready? But maybe if we motivate each baka pwede na rin? Haha ang gulo ko! :D

    3. Lol! Maybe we can do Cloud Atlas first, after we hurdle that, we can see how we feel about Feed. :D


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