I don’t make reading goals of “I’m going to read X books this year” mainly because I already read an average of two stories per week–mostly novels, but filled in with some novellas and short stories. However, I do think if you need a goal like that to get you going, go for it!
I’m looking forward to books from Anne Calhoun, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, and Delphine Dryden just to name a few off the top of my head. Right now I’m in the middle of reading the latest Linda Howard, Shadow Woman (A|B|K|ARE). So far, I’m really liking it, but would have to say this is more on her suspense end of the spectrum. What books are you looking forward to reading this year?