The quarantine has produced a miracle. At long last. George R.R. Martin has announced the release date of Winds of Winter. And it is… Unknown. It’s April’s Fool Day and even I am ashamed at how cruel this joke is. Apologies to readers everywhere.
I did reach 25 books read so far this year though! Let’s take a look:
- The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston
- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Glass Scepter by Bekah Harris
- The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
- Revan by Drew Karpyshyn
- First and Only by Dan Abnett
- The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno
- Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston
- The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
- The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
- Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
- House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- Ghostmaker by Dan Abnett
- Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
- Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
- Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
- Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
This year’s series re-read is Lord of the Rings. I will probably also reread The Hobbit and The Similarion as well. I am trying to keep it to one series a year, unless it is Wheel of Time. Those can get sprinkled in whenever as there are 14 of them (15 if you include New Spring).
There are so many good ones in this 25. I really cannot say which are my favorites.
Save the Cat! is my new writing companion. I am in love with the theory and outlining method. Every aspiring writer should read it. House of Salt and Sorrows and The Starless Sea are probably top five worthy. Both were fantastic reads.
There is a lot of fantasy on that list. It’s my main genre. I did manage to finish The Last Wish before watching The Witcher on Netflix. Love them both. All the Star Wars books are really good (there are 4 on this list), especially the ones about my girls Padme and Ashoka. Brandon Sanderson I love, but it takes me much longer to get through his books. They require a lot of concentration, but the worlds he creates are wild.
I can’t wait to see what the next 25 will be! I am currently reading 2 books with 1 or 2 more on my Kindle waiting to be downloaded. As always, any suggestions are appreciated!