The Reading Quest – TBR & Progress Post

I missed the official sign up for The Reading Quest, which is a video-game/fantasy quest based reading challenge. The Quest started on Sunday the 13th of August, but I was at Worldcon 75 the whole of last week (had two of my Robin Hobb books signed, eek!), so I didn’t have time to make my TBR post until now. It’s a month-long readathon, though, so I have plenty of time to read despite missing one day.

From the official page:

Welcome to #TheReadingQuest! I invite you to join me on a reading adventure based entirely on a video-game quest. In this challenge, you’ll be embarking on a journey to conquer your TBR pile through a series of stages. You’ll read new stories, gain experience, and level up a character of your choosing.

The Reading Quest runs from August 13th to September 10th. It is hosted by Read At Midnight and the cute artwork is done by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. The challenge rules about gaining XP and completing quests are here – you can still read along for fun, even though the official sign up for winning prices is closed.

My Character


MAGE: As wielders of spells and witchcraft, these players will conjure and summon their way through the First Down path on the quest. Their tomes contain magic and whispers of alternate lands.

My Quest (click to enlarge)

Completed quests:

A book with a one word title: Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani
A book that contains magic: The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones
A book based on mythology: The Wicked + The Divine Vol.5 by Gillen & McKelvie
A book set in a different world: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
The first book of a series: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
Animal companion: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee
Expansion: Stealer of Souls (short story)

Planned Mage TBR

A book with a one word title: Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
A book that contains magic: The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by N.K. Jemisin)
A book based on mythology:  Silver on the Tree (The Dark is Rising #5) by Susan Cooper
A book set in a different world: Mélusine by Sarah Monette)
The first book of a series: The Just City (Thessaly #1) by Jo Walton


Experience Points:

Completed book (physical, eBook, audiobook): +10 XP
Completed book by marginalized author: +20 XP
Completed graphic novels: +5 XP
Completed character quest: +50 XP
Additional character quests: +30 XP
Level up at every +50 XP

My Level: 4
My Progress: 155 XP
Starter experience points: 10 XP
Completed Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee: +20 XP
Completed The Wicked + The Divine by Gillen & McKelvie (GN): +5 XP
Completed Down Among the Sticks and Bones: +20 XP
Completed The Magicians of Caprona: +10 XP
Completed Hammers on Bone: +20 XP
Completed Sunbolt: +20 XP
Completed The Mage Quest! +50 XP


Health Points:

Every 10 pages of a book: +1 HP
Every 20 pages of a graphic novel: +1 HP
Tweets with #TheReadingQuest: +1 HP each
Photos of your books or TBR: + 1 HP each
You can have a maximum of +20HP from Social Media interactions (tweets & photos combined).

My HP: 126 HP
Starter health points: 10 HP
Tweeted about my participation: link +1 HP
Read 355 pages (Raven Stratagem): +35 HP
Read 144 pages (The Wicked + The Divine GN): +7 HP
Read 176 pages (Down Among the Sticks and Bones): +17 HP
Read 256 pages (The Magicians of Caprona): +25 HP
Read 58 pages (Stealer of Souls): +5 HP
Read 112 pages (Hammers on Bone): +11 HP
Read 152 pages (Sunbolt): +15 HP

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