Last year I set myself a High Fantasy Challenge, wherein I chose 10 high fantasy books that I’d been meaning to read for a while. It was straight after an abysmal year of reading only three high fantasy novels. So, how did I do, in the end?
- I managed to read six and a half books from the list.
- (One of them turned out not to exactly be high fantasy, but we won’t get into that.)
- The three books that I didn’t get to were the ones that I was the least excited about.
- I also read one sequel for a book on the list.
One thing I noticed was that at the end of the year this list started to feel a bit stifling. I really wanted to read the sequel to Ship of Magic, but I felt like I should pick up a book from this list instead. And, because of that, I ended up reading neither.
The books I read (click for reviews)
I’m in the middle of The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.
The books I didn’t get to
Books read outside the list
I really liked The Name of the Wind, so I had to start reading the sequel right after finishing it! So now I’m caught up with this trilogy, since the final book hasn’t been released yet. I also read three high fantasy short stories – the Tales of Dunk and Egg by George R.R. Martin.
So, that is 7,5 high fantasy novels & 3 short stories read in the year 2014. I think that is a good, but not great, step up from the three of 2013.