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My main challenges this year:

To read at least 100 books: – Progress so far : 50% complete

January reads:

  1. Transmuted byKarina Cooper
  2. Tempered by Karina Cooper
  3. Engraved by Karina Cooper
  4. Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig
  5. The Ice Twins by S K Tremayne
  6. The Just City by Jo Walton
  7. Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish
  8. The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber
  9. The Sorrow Isles by Jen Williams

Feb reads:

  1. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  2. The Ship by Antonia Honeywell
  3. Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder
  4. The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams
  5. Canary by Duane Swierczynski
  6. Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz
  7. True Grit by Charles Portis
  8. Death House by Sarah Pinborough


  1. The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
  2. Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell
  3. His Own Good Sword by Amanda McCrina
  4. Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
  5. Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
  6. Three Parts Dead by (readalong)
  7. SPFBO, Tommy and the staff of light DNF, Kloendaeg, Into the Aether, DNF
  8. Black Heart by Holly Black
  9. Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
  10. The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu


  1. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  2. The Unremembered by Peter Orullian
  3. When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord
  4. The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari
  5. Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
  6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  7. Daughter of Shadow and Blood by J Matthew Saunders
  8. The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay
  9. Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell
  10. The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu
  11. Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman


  1. Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson 
  2. Two Serpents Rising by Max Gladstone
  3. The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
  4. The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  5. When the Heaven’s Fall by Marc Turner
  6. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  7. The Awesome by Eva Darrows
  8. Resistance is Futile by Jenny Colgan
  9. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles
  10. Hero Born by Andy Livingstone


  1. Hidden Huntress by Danielle Jensen
  2. Vampire Empire by Clay and Susan Griffith
  3. The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells
  4. The Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan
  5. The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
  6. Darkhaven by AFE Smith
  7. Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
  8. Midnight’s Silence by Teresa Frohock


  1. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  2. Armada by Ernest Cline
  3. Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
  4. The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble
  5. Iron and Blood by Zail Z Martin and Larry Martin
  6. The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan
  7. The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp
  8. Murder by Sarah Pinborough
  9. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffiths


  1. Skin by Ilka Tampke
  2. Blade of the Broken by Jake Scholl (review to follow)
  3. Dawnbreaker by Jay Posey
  4. The Weight of a Crown by Tavish Kaeden
  5. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
  6. Twelve Kings by Bradley P Beaulieu
  7. Updraft by Fran Wilde
  8. Duchess of the Shallows by Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto 
  9. Thief of Hope by Cindy Young Turner
  10. Iduna by Maya Michaels
  11. Forging Divinity by Andrew Rowe
  12. The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey


  1. The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic
  2. Bitterblue
  3. Kushiel’s Chosen – readalong
  4. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  5. The Traitor (Baru Cormorant) by Seth Dickinson
  6. Deadlands by Jonathan Maberry
  7. The Kingmakers by Clay and Susan Griffiths
  8. Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey
  9. Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz
  10. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


  1. Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish
  2. An Apprentice to Elves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
  3. The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung
  4. A Soul for Trouble by Crista McHugh
  5. City of Burning Shadows Barbara Webb
  6. The Geomancer by Clay and Susan Griffiths
  7. After Alice by Gregory Maguire
  8. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
  9. Made to Kill by Adam Christopher
  10. City of Wonders by James A Moore


  1. Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
  2. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (readalong)
  3. Kushiel’s Avatar (readalong)
  4. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
  5. The Beast of Barcroft Bill Schweigart
  6. The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M H Boroson
  7. The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston
  8. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  9. The Machinery by Gerrard Cowan
  10. The Grudging by Michelle Hauck
  11. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman


  1. Lock In by John Scalzi
  2. Sins of a Sovereignty by Plague Jack SPFB
  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  4. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  5. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace
  6. Priest  by Matthew Colville
  7. Drake by Peter McLean
  8. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
  9. Teresa Frohock No.2

To take part in a number of events:

  1. Sci Fi experience over at Stainless Steel Droppings
  2. Vintage Sci-Fi over at the Little Red Reviewer
  3. Once Upon a Time event over at Stainless Steel Dropping
  4. Self Published Fantasy Blog Off arranged by Mark Lawrence
  5. To update and contribute towards my classic books list
  6. To take part in a number of readalongs

To complete at least one backburn title per month:

To complete 10  currently unfinished series during the course of the year:

To post a monthly recap at the conclusion of each month:


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