Reading Outlook

Reading Outlook in Review: Part One

Hello, readers!

So, over on my personal blog, I wrote a post about all the books I was hoping to read this year. In hindsight, I probably should have written that post here, but hey, it totally works now. My goal is, every three months, to update my list and see how well I’m doing at knocking all of these books off. And, well, today’s the last day of March (o.0), it’s time to see how I’ve done so far!

Quoted below is my list of books

I hope to read this year, with the books I have read since January crossed off of it:

Series To Complete

The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

  • The Daylight War 
  • The Skull Throne 
  • The Core 

The Shattered Kingdom by Evie Manieri

  • Blood’s Price (reread)
  • Fortune’s Blight
  • Strife’s Bane 

Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch

  • The Republic of Thieves
  • The Thorn of Emberlain


The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James A. Owen

  • Here, There Be Dragons
  • The Search for the Red Dragon
  • The Indigo King 
  • The Shadow Dragons
  • The Dragon’s Apprentice
  • The Dragon’s of Winter (first read)
  • The First Dragon (first read)

The Kingkiller Chroncile by Patrick Rothfuss

  • The Name of the Wind (10th anniversary edition)
  • The Wise Man’s Fear 

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

  • The Way of Kings
  • Words of Radiance
  • Oathbringer (firstread)

Twelve Houses by Sharon Shinn

  • Mystic and Rider
  • The Thirteenth House
  • Dark Moon Defender 
  • Reader and Raelynx
  • Fortune and Fate

New Series

The Fitz and The Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb

  • Fool’s Assassin
  • Fool’s Quest
  • Assassin’s Fate

Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

  • Assassin’s Apprentice 
  • Royal Assassin
  • Assassin’s Quest 

Solider Son by Robin Hobb

  • Shaman’s Crossing
  • Forest Mage 
  • Renegade’s Magic 

On the Bones of Gods by K. Eason

  • Enemy
  • Outlaw

Birch Hall Romance by Kathleen Kimmel

  • A Lady’s Guide to Ruin
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Scandal

More Books

  • Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
  • Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
  • The Kraken King by Meljean Brooks
  • The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder
  • Storm and Steel by Jon Sprunk
  • Shadow’s Son by Jon Sprunk
  • A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  • Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare
  • The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
  • Nevermore by Rob Thurman
  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
  • Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
  • The Deviant Heir by Melissa Caruso
  • A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
  • Outriders by Jay Posey
  • Blood Requiem by Christopher Husberg

There are 54 books on that list.

So far, I’ve read…2 of them.

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But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. Quite the opposite, in fact. So far this year, I’ve actually read 11 books, which, not forgetting the two books above, also includes:

  • Age of Assassins by RJ Barker [review]
  • Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear [review]
  • The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis [review]
  • Silverlock by John Myers Myers [review]
  • Time Shards by Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald [review]
  • Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell [review]
  • Kings of the Wyld by Nicolas Eames [review]
  • The Hollow Tree by James Brogden [review]
  • Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet [review]

Three of those I got courtesy of Titan Books as ARCs. I’ve just gotten into the world of ARCs, so this is a very new experience for me (and really freakin’ exciting, may I add). A couple others I got from the library and have been itching to read. So even though I have made hardly any progress crossing off books from my Reading Outlook 2018 list, I am accomplishing my main goal: reading more often.

And that’s all that matters.


*she asks nervously as she goes to start (yet another) book that’s not on her list*

How have your reading goes gone so far? What have been some of your favorite books you’ve read this year? Any books I should definitely make sure I don’t miss from this list (or add to it)? Let me know in the comments below!

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