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Yearly Targets 2018

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Another version for '18. A place to post what you want to read and what you actually read.

Right now I'm reading Furies of Calderon, by Jim Butcher. First book in the Codex Alera. I have heard A lot of good things about it and I'm flying through this book.

I think I can read 25-30 books this year. No plans on what I want to read. Just when I see something that strikes my fancy, I read it. Though, I definitely plan on a reread of at least TAE, if not TSA as a whole. I love TDTCB, and its hard not to start there.

Would you like to curate this thread this year? That would be awesome if you did :).

I'm going to see if I can read about 2 books a month. Will reevaluate in August.

So put me down for 20.
Edit: Ok did 20. Lets see if I can do 52 total, for an average of 1 book every week. That'll be a stretch but I'm going to go for it.

Edited for Curating purposes

1) Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Read: January)
2) The Many-Colored Land by Julian May (Read: January)
3) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Read: January)
4) Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Read: January)
5) Artemis by Andy Weir (Read: January)

6) The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin (Read: February)

7) The Magician King by Lev Grossman (Read: March)
8 ) The Alchemist by Paolo Bacigalupi (Read: March)
9) Blackout by Connie Willis (Read: March)
10) Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Read: March)

11) The Reality Dysfunction (Night’s Dawn) by Peter F Hamilton (Read: April)
12) The Red Knight (The Traitor Son Cycle #1)  by Miles Cameron (Read: April)
13) La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust 1) by Phillip Pullman (Read: April)

14) The Final Empire (Mistborn 1) by Brandon Sanderson (Read:May)
15) Storm Front (Dresden Files 1) by Jim Butcher (Read: May)
16) The Colour of Magic (Diskworld 1)by Terry Pratchett (Read: May)
17) Leviathan Wakes (Expanse 1) James SA Corey (Read: May)

18) Legend by David Gemmel (June)
19) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Brandbury (June)
20) Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe (June)
21) Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past 1) by Cixin Liu (June)

22) Poppy War by R. F Kuang (July)
23) Ilium by Dan Simmons (July)
24) The Time Machine by H G Wells (July)
25) Red Rising (Red Rising 1) by Pierce Brown (July)
26) Black Company by Glen Cook (July)

27) Lord Foul's Bane (Thomas Covenant 1) by Stephen Donaldson (August)
28) The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards 3) by Scott Lynch (August)
29) American Gods by Neil Gaiman (August)
30) The Emperor's Blades (Unhewn Throne 1) by Brian Staveley (August)

31) Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust) by Anna Smith-Spark (September)
32) Godblind (Godblind 1) by Anna Stephens (September)
33) The Fifth Season (Broken Earth 1) N. K. Jemisin (September)
34) Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock (September)
35) Senlin Ascends (Books of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft (September)

36) The Pastel City by M. John Harrison (October)
37) A Storm of Wings by M. John Harrison (October)
38) In Viriconium + short stories by M. John Harrison (October)
39) Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy) by Robin Hobb (October)

40) Hidden Empire (Saga of Seven Suns) by Kevin J Anderson (November)
41) Furies of Calderon(Codex Alera 1) by Jim Butcher (November)
42) Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway (November)
43) Dreamsnake by Vonda McItyre (November)
44) Darkmage by M. l. Spencer (November)
45) Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke (November)

46) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (December)
47) Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (December)
48) Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (December)
49) Circe by Madeline Miller (December)

Others on the list to be read:
Starburst by Fredrik Pohl
A Canticle of Lebowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
The Broken God (A requiem for Homo Sapiens) by David Zindell
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower) by Stephen King
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan

Note - Anyone who can recommend a particularly great book by Bujold, Gemmel or Zelazny, please do. I forgot how these particular ones ended up on my list, but I have no attachment to them other than that I want to read these authors. Suggestions welcome :)


--- Quote from:  Wilshire ---Would you like to curate this thread this year? That would be awesome if you did :).
--- End quote ---

I think I could manage that, :)

Update your opening post with people's picks/goals/totals/whichevery, MSJ? That way you can "curate" :).

Thanks for volunteering in SR's absence.

For my part I have no goals. I hope to continue my Malazan reading but it's likely going to wait until I go to the book store with Christmas cards.

But you can mark me down for having read Neuropath this year so far. Onto Light, Time, and Gravity right now.

Will do once I get their totals and picks. So far, only Wilshire I believe.


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