1. Goodreads Challenge: Read 55 books during 2017. – Update: Haha, I’ve already read 80, and there’s still half of the year left, so I just upped this to a 100 books.
2. Mount TBR Reading Challenge: Challenge level: Mount Blanc – Read 24 books
I am keeping track of the books here. Currently: 24/24 books – Finished!
2016 Reading Challenge – Read 3/8
I chose five fantasy books and three classics that I wanted to read during 2016.
1. The Privilege of the Sword (The World of Riverside #2) by Ellen Kushner
2. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
3. A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan
4. Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2) by Scott Lynch
5. The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance #2) by N.K. Jemisin
6. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
7. Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
8. Dracula by Bram Stoker (started the audiobook)
2015 SFF Reading Challenge – Read 6/10
10 adult SFF books that I was really excited to get to. The links take you to my reviews of the books I managed to read.
1. Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie
2. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
3. A Stranger in Olondria by Sophia Samatar
4. The Mad Ship (Liveship Traders #2) by Robin Hobb
5. Swordspoint (Riverside #1) by Ellen Kushner
6. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin
7. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
8. The Mirror Empire (Worldbreaker Saga #1) by Kameron Hurley
9. Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1) by Mira Grant
10. The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman
2014 High Fantasy Challenge – Read 6.5/10
10 high fantasy books that I’d been meaning to read for a while. The links take you to my reviews of the books I managed to read.
1. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
2. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch – read, not reviewed
3. Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders #1) by Robin Hobb
4. Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence (not exactly high fantasy, as it turns out)
5. The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson
6. Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera #1) by Jim Butcher
7. The Last Wish (The Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski
8. The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie
9. The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany
10. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
2012 Sci-Fi Challenge – Read 5/7
I challenged myself to read 7 science fiction books that involved alien races, alien planets or spaceships. Those are the terms that almost immediately bore me if they appear on the back cover of a book. The links take you to my reviews of the books I managed to read and review.
- Solaris by Stanislaw Lem – alien planet & space station
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – space station
- The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi – spaceships & alien races
- The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester – spaceships
- The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks – alien races – read, not reviewed