I need your help to establish a reading project/challenge for 2016. I am trying to get through some of my (extensive) pile of must-read books. To that end, I have decided to establish a reading challenge in order to clear some of them. What I intend to do over the next few weeks is present a series of genres with the titles of many books that I need to get through. What I ask of you, gentle readers, is to vote on any of the titles in the list that you either think I should read or would like to see me review. I will plan my challenge according to the votes received in each poll.
So, for poll one, I have arranged a series of fantasy titles. I have stuck largely to YA (or those Adult titles with immense YA crossover appeal). Should you like to participate, please suggest up to five titles from the list that think I should prioritize. Those will count as your votes. Should I read and love the first one in the series I will, naturally pick up the sequels, so series starter books are the only suggestions necessary (the sequels listed below are for my own use).
If you do not see a title that you think I should read, feel free to suggest it in your comments. However, some titles have been left off intentionally due to lack of interest or my already having read them. Also, should these not quite fit into the genre that I have shoe-horned them into, please let me know in the comments. I am always opened to constructive criticism.
And without further adieu, here is the list:
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne (1 sequel – Daughter of Dusk)
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima (3 sequels – The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, The Sorcerer Heir)
Ironskin by Tina Connelly (2 sequels – Copperhead and Silverblind)
The Naming by Alison Croggon (3 sequels – The Riddle, The Crow, The Singing)
Eon by Alison Goodman (1 sequel – Eona)
Half Bad by Sally Green (2 sequels – Half Wild and Half Lost)
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (1 sequel – The Shadow Hour)
The Queen’s Choice by Cayla Kluver (1 sequel – The Empty Throne)
Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper (1 sequel – Drift and dagger)
Defy by Sara B. Larson (2 sequels – Ignite and Endure)
Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Mariller (1 sequel – Tower of Thorns)
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (1 sequel – The Mirror King)
Prophecy by Ellen Oh (2 sequels – Warrior and King)
Here There Be Dragons by James T. Ownes (6 sequels – The Search for the Red Dragon, The Indigo King, The Shadow Dragons, The Dragon’s Apprentice, The Dragon’s Winter, The First Dragon)
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (2 sequels – The Heart of Betrayal and The Beauty of Darkness)
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (1 sequel – Ice Like Fire)
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhoades (3 sequels – Rebel Spring, Gathering Darkness, and Frozen Tides)
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (2 sequels – The Perilous Sea and The Immortal Heights)
I will try to read at least the top two-most-voted-for titles from this challenge. Please feel free to spread the word, and if anyone wants to join the challenge with your own titles, let me know! Group projects are always a good thing.
Thank you all for your continued support, and thank you ever so much for voting.
– Follow the Reader –