Me, Myself and my fantasy challenge!

Hi people! Today I’m really excited to be here because today I would present you my personal reading challenge for this year (and this would be the biggest challenge I’ve ever tried… and I am really curious to see if I can manage it and be constant with my reading! It’s a way to challenge myself and to try and finish or continue some good series!).

I found a wonderful list on Booknest with a lot of fantasy books. It was a list for their 2017 award and was so rich of interesting titles that I couldn’t resist. Most of them were on my wishlist and some of them were unknown to me, so I had to check them out, but in the end, I am willing to try and read them. It would take me some years, that’s for sure, but I love fantasy and I really, really, really couldn’t resist. Mind you, the list you’ll find here it’s not their original list (you can find it here), it’s a little bit adapted: I removed a couple of titles because I’ve read them in 2017 and a couple because I wasn’t interested in them. And they nominated a lot of series that I have to start or that I’ve started but I am way behind with them. So when they put in a book part of a series I just put the first book of it (or the book that I have yet to read). And at the end of this list I made some addition, with series that I’ve started and I want to finish. These additions are about series or author that I loved a lot and that I simply couldn’t leave out of this!

Best Traditionally Published

  1. A gathering of Ravens by S. O. Oden
  2. The Red Knight by M. Cameron
  3. Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
  4. Age of Myth by M. J. Sullivan
  5. The shadows of what was lost by J. Islington
  6. Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb
  7. Bane and Shadow by Jon Skovron
  8. Blackwing by Ed McDonald
  9. A promise of fire by A, Bouchet
  10. Darien by C.F. Iggulden
  11. Every Heart a Doorway by S. McGuire
  12. Fool’s Gold by J Hollins
  13. Skyborn by D. Dalglish
  14. First Watch by D. Lucas
  15. Gilded Cage by V. James
  16. Godblind by A. Stephens
  17. Untitled by J. Kristoff (Nevernight #3)
  18. Kings of the Wyld by N. Eames
  19. Princess of Blood by T. Lloyd
  20. Red Sister by M. Lawrence
  21. Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (I don’t know about this one, but I’m not ready to dismiss it completely, yet)
  22. Scorn by Paul Hoffman
  23. Sins of Empire by B. McClellan
  24. Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
  25. Swarm and Steel by M. R. Fletcher
  26. The Tiger and The Wolf by A. Tchaikovsky
  27. The Black Prism by B. Weeks
  28. The Daylight War by P. V. Brett
  29. The Court of Broken Knives by A. Smith Spark
  30. The Dragon’s Legacy by Deborah A Wolf
  31. The House of Shattered Wings by A. De Bodard
  32. Baptism of Fire by A. Sapkowski
  33. The Waking Fire by A. Ryan
  34. The Ninth Rain by J. Williams
  35. The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S: Belcher
  36. The Vagrant by P. Newman
  37. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
  38. The Judging Eye by R.S. Bakker
  39. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  40. The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams
  41. Traitor’s Blade by S. de Castell
  42. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by B. P. Beaulieu
  43. Malice by J. Gwynne

Best Self-Published Novel

  1. Nice Dragons Finish Last by R. Aaron
  2. A Keeper’s Tale by J.A. Andrews
  3. Akiri: Dragonbane by B. D Anderson
  4. Darkmage by M.L. Spencer
  5. Benjamin Ashwood by A.C. Cobble
  6. The Long Way Down by C. Schaefer
  7. Faithless by G. Austin-King
  8. Touch of Iron by T. Whitecastle
  9. Revenant Winds by Mitchell Hogan
  10. Sufficiently Advanced Magic by A. Rowe
  11. The Crimson Queen by A. Hutson
  12. The Exercise of Vital Powers by I. Gregoire
  13. Where Loyalties Lie R. Hayes
  14. The Heart of Stone by B. Galley
  15. Beyond Redemption by R.M. Fletcher
  16. The White Tower by M. Wisehart
  17. The Reborn King by M. R. Miller
  18. They Mostly Come Out At Night by B. Patrick

Best Debut Novel

  1. Dreadnought by A. Daniels
  2. Frostblood by E. Blake
  3. Rotherweird by A. Caldecott
  4. Soul of the World by D. Mealing
  5. The Bear And The Nightingale by K. Arden
  6. The Black Tides of Heaven by J. Yang
  7. The Shadow Crucible by T.M. Lakomy

My Adds to this lists

  1. Sworn in Steel by D. Hulick
  2. Red Seas Under Red Skies by S. Lynch
  3. Rise of Empire di M. J. Sullivan
  4. The Liar’s Key by M. Lawrence
  5. The Alloy of Law by B. Sanderson
  6. The Holy Road by G. Hale
  7. The Prophecy Con by P. Weeks
  8. The Bone Palace by A. Downum
  9. Queen of Fire by A. Ryan
  10. Tricked by K. Hearne
  11. Traitor of the Throne by A. Hamilton
  12. Crooked Kingdomn by L. Bardugo
  13. Words of Radiance by B. Sanderson
  14. Marked in Flesh by A. Bishop
  15. The Blade Itself by J. Abercormbie

Ok, this is a veeeeeeeeeeery long list, but I’ll try it anyway. I don’t plan to read all these books in one year, and a lot of them are part of a series, so I have to go on with that (if I like them), but I think it’s a good point to start!

Wish me good luck! And if there are some titles in this list that you loved, well recomends them to me!
Happy reading!
S.

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