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The Fantasy Project – 2015 Goals

In 2013 I signed up for The Fantasy Project, a long term reading challenge where you try to read 101 fantasy books spread over 10 years hosted by Michelle of The True Book Addict. Now, 101 books are a lot, and I’ve found that the list is simply too long for me to truly be able to read from it in a constructive manner.

Instead, I’ve decided to take a few books from the master list every year, and try to read those. For 2015 I’m going to be aiming for 10 books. Since I’m already participating in many other reading challenges, I don’t want to stretch too far!

2015 Fantasy Project books
  • A Feast for Crows by G.R.R. Martin – I’m slowly making my way through the Song of Ice and Fire series. A Feast for Crows is my night stand book at the moment, which means that I often read one chapter before bed. Since this book is ginormous, it can take me a while to get through
  • The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams – I read the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series when I was around twelve, and I can barely remember anything from it except that I really liked it. I’d love to revisit Tad Williams’ book this year
  • Magic Strikes & Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews – The first book in the Kate Daniels series didn’t completely convince me, but the second did. Can’t wait to continue the series!
  • Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward – Ahhh, I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood novels. This one isn’t going to be a chore at all
  • Reign of Iron by Angus Watson – This is one of the newer fantasy series I’ve been reading lately, and I’d love to finish the trilogy. This book is supposed to be released in September, which should give me enough time to read it this year
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – Ahh, the most classic of fantasy classics! I read the first two Lord of the Rings books in my youth in Dutch, but I’ve never read them in English. I have the beautiful illustrated edition, which is fantastic to look at but not very easy to take with you anywhere. It’s time to stop looking, and start reading!
  • Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – Me and Mistborn didn’t work out, but I haven’t given up hope yet that the second book in the series might be more enjoyable for me. And I have the boxed set, so I do want to give Sanderson another shot
  • Royal Assassin & Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb – I read Assassin’s Apprentice years ago, and remember loving it. I might have to reread the first book before I start the rest of the trilogy, because I remember very little apart from the fact that Fitz is incredibly unlucky in life

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