Reading Outlook

Reading Outlook in Review: Part Two

Hello, readers!

Now that the end of June (!!) is here, it’s time to look back at my 2018 Reading Outlook and see how well I’m doing at crossing off all the books I want to read this year off of my To Read list. If you checked out Part One, you know that I didn’t do a great job crossing books off my list, but I did read quite a bit.

I fear these past three months, I fear my tune hasn’t quite changed…

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 (first read)

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
  • Ally

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

…but I’m actually pleasantly surprised! I’ve crossed off quite a few books since my last update, mostly thanks to rereading all the books I’d read before in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica (ironically, I had to switch over to library books right when I reached the point of books in the series that I hadn’t read yet, even though the entire reason to reread the previous five was to help me remember what happened so I could read the last two). I’ve also started working with Orbit Books, in addition to Titan, hence the variation from this list towards more ARCs. I’m still figuring out how to truly balance that, but I’m hopeful to try and start focusing on books in this list, too.

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Yeah, I usually look like this, too.

Since my last update, I’ve read the following books:

  • Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster [review]
  • Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen [review]
  • In Search of the Red Dragon by James A. Owen [review]
  • The Indigo King by James A. Owen [review]
  • The Shadow Dragon by James A. Owen [review]
  • The Dragon’s Apprentice by James A. Owen [review]
  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston [review]
  • The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides [review]
  • Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G.S. Denning [review]
  • A Demon in Silver by R.S. Ford [review]
  • Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski [review]
  • A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White [review]

I’m still excited that I’m reading a lot more than I used to (in recent years; I used to read this much, if not more, when I was growing up). I do need to still lessen my time on social media, but hey, we’re making progress and I’m still four books ahead of my reading goal on Goodreads, so overall, I’m counting this as win. For the next three months, I want to focus on balancing between ARCs and “personal” books from this list, so I’m not heavily leaning towards one or the other.

How have your reading goals 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!

Read on!

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