Ah, reading. My favourite indoor past-time. I am very much a fan of fantasy and science fiction novels, and I love discovering new worlds with recommendations of new authors.
Most of my favourite authors were discovered from random discount bin finds. I can’t say I don’t judge a book by the cover, but I definitely complete the full circle of juror and executioner when it comes to price. Because, who doesn’t love a good deal? But then I’m hooked, and I will dish out anything to complete the series, pronto.
Over the holidays, I was able to finish reading a book I had on the go, as well as devour two more that I received as gifts for Christmas. They were all part of the Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence. I thought I had completed the series but I have found there is another book to it. And this is where we’ll begin…
The Reading List
- The Red Queen’s War: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
- The Broken Empire: Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
- The Broken Empire: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
- The Broken Empire: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
The Gentlemen Bastards: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch23/01/18 The Gentlemen Bastards: The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch29/01/18
- The Gentlemen Bastards: The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch (if released)
The Kingkiller Chronicle: The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss15/01/18 The Kingkiller Chronicle: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss17/01/18
- The Crucible: The Wounded Hawk by Sara Douglass
- The Crucible: The Crippled Angel by Sara Douglass
- The Troy Game: Hade’s Daughter by Sara Douglass
- The Troy Game: God’s Concubine by Sara Douglass
- The Troy Game: Darkwitch Rising by Sara Douglass
- The Troy Game: Druid’s Sword by Sara Douglass
- Darkglass Mountain: The Serpent Brice by Sara Douglass
- Darkglass Mountain: The Twisted Citadel by Sara Douglass
- Darkglass Mountain: The Infinity Gate by Sara Douglass
- Beyond the Hanging Wall by Sara Douglass
- Threshold by Sara Douglass
- Origin by Dan Brown
- Gone Cold by Douglas Corleone
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee20/01/18
- The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
- The Horus Heresy: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett
- The Horus Heresy: False Gods by Graham McNeil
The Horus Heresey, if you’ve never heard of it, is one series I only recommend you get in to if you have absolutely no intentions of reading other books ever again. This is an ongoing series, written by a group of authors, that currently stands at a book count of thirty-eight (38). When I was first introduced to this series, it was something like a mere twelve books and I thought, no problem! Ha. Haha. Ha-ha-ha.
I admit, this is a lofty goal to cram in to one year for someone like me that has trouble organizing their free time with the ridiculous amount of hobbies I claim to “keep up” with. And then I end up wasting that free time collecting cute new stitching patterns on Pinterest (I will eventually stitch them! …maybe).
The Reading Goals
Well, waste no more! (Hopefully.) I mentioned in my 2018 Kick Off that I had a sort of “bullet journal” thing I started to track my financial goals. It appears it may also be useful to track my hobby time as well.
The plan is to allot the final hour of my day before bed to reading. Probably also many more hours in to the night, because really – who stops reading after exactly one hour? Certainly not me when I’m lost in another world. And suddenly, without warning, it’s 3am and I have to be up for 5am. Sigh.
Of course, it can also go the other way and I could end up falling asleep with a book on my face. I guess we’ll find out!
So, twelve months to read twenty-six books means I need to cover at least two books per month. Certainly doable (but wish me luck, k?)
As mentioned in the Kick Off, I am working on a post to share my super duper finance and hobby trackers – keep a look out for that!
Do you use a bullet journal, or similar, system to track any of your goals? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
I am also open to new suggestions for thrilling new worlds. Let me know what your favourite series is, too.