Reading Outlook

Reading Outlook in Review 2019: Part One

Hello, lovelies!

You might not recall what exactly my Reading Outlook is, but basically: it’s a goal TBR list that I make at the beginning of the year, of books that I hope to read throughout the year–especially since I’m such a mood reader and monthly TBRs might not go over so well.

The plan is to update this series every three months with how I’m doing, so this should have gone up in March, but…well, I completely forgot, to be completely honest. *shrugs* But still, second week into April isn’t too late, I reckon.

Let’s jump right into it and see how many books I was able to cross off my list in the first three months!

Books I Own:

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
Chasing Embers by James Bennett
Burning Ashes by James Bennett
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
Cold Iron by Miles Cameron*
The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso**
The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso**
Soulbinder by Sebastian de Castell
The Rule of Luck by Catherine Carvey
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Outlaw by K. Eason*
Enemy by K. Eason*
Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanarahan
Dawn Amongst the Stars by Samantha Heuwagen*
The Dragon Lords: Bad Faith by Jon Hollins
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons*
Blood Price by Evie Manieri**
Fortune’s Blight by Evie Manieri
Heart of Fire by Bec McMaster
Blood of the Gods by David Mealing*
A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan*
The Dragons of Winter by James A. Owen
The First Dragon by James A. Owen
The Winter Road by Adrian Selby*
Solace Lost by Michael Sliter*
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri*
The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith*
Children of Time by Andrian Tchaikovsky*
There Before the Chaos by K.B. Wagers*
The Land You Never Leave by Angus Watson*
Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig
The Kick-Ass Writer by Chuck Wendig
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson**
Words of Radiance by Brandson Sanderson**
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy by Alex White*
Daylight War by Peter Brett
The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb
The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
A Lady’s Guide to Ruin by Kathleen Kimmel*
A Gentleman’s Guide to Scandal by Kathleen Kimmel*
Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh
Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Planetside by Michael Mammy
The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan
Outriders by Jay Poser*
A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious by Mary Wine
A Captain and a Corset by Mary Wine

** Denotes a reread, * denotes either an ARC or the copy was received for review

Books Either Not Published Yet/Not Owned At Beginning of 2019:

Oathbringer by Brandson Sanderson
The Burning Light by Brent Weeks
Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes
Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Shatter War by Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald
The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
City of Lies by Sam Hawke
The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso
Fear the Stars by Christopher Husberg
Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven
Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston
Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
Chasing Graves by Ben Galley
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K.S. Villoso

Total: 3 out of 58

melissa mccarthy wtf GIF

Well…honestly, it’s to be expected and I’m not that surprised by these results. Even though I totally have all of these books on my bookshelf at work, so I see them every day, I honestly haven’t pulled too many off the shelf to read them, so I actually was thinking I wasn’t going to cross any of these off my list, which…oof. I keep reading new ARCs (as any ARCs listed above are backlogged ARCs), SPFBO and library books instead, so it’s not like I’m not reading, which is good!

Even so, I hope the next three months prove a little better than the start of this year, because I really want to read all of these books! Time to spend a little less time on social media, honestly…

Read on!

7 thoughts on “Reading Outlook in Review 2019: Part One”

  1. I have spreadsheets to keep track of what I need to read too, and it’s at once exciting and stressful seeing all these great books I have but how far behind I am on reading them, lol! We can only take things one step at a time though, or in this case, one book at a time 😀

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