101 Fantasy Project: 2 year check in!

Two years ago I signed up for The Fantasy Project – a 10 year reading challenge all about catching up on fantasy books. Based on a list of 813 fantasy books, you select 101 and try to read them in a ten year period! You can also include up to 26 of personal choice that weren’t on the original list.  For more about the challenge, see here.

The challenge is ideal for me because Fantasy is my favourite genre but I so often end up reading new releases/review copies instead, and because fantasy novels tend to be longer they’re harder to just knock out in a day too!  I’ve updated my list below with current progress.

 

Read between September 2014 and September 2015:

  1. Armstrong, Kelley – Broken
  2. Frost, Jeaniene – Halfway to the Grave
  3. Gaiman, Neil – American Gods
  4. Harkness, Deborah – The Book of Life
  5. Maas, Sarah J., – Queen of Shadows
  6. Nix, Garth – Clariel
  7. Rothfuss, Patrick – The Name of the Wind
  8. Rothfuss, Patrick – The Wise Man’s Fear
  9. Snyder, Maria V., – Shadow Study

Total read: 23/101 (22.7%)

Additions to the list:

  • Abercrombie, Joe – The Blade Itself
  • Bardugo, Leigh – Siege & Storm and Ruin & Rising
  • Butcher, Jim – Storm Front
  • Hobb, Robin – The Fitz & The Fool #3
  • Jordan, Robert – The Wheel of Time 2-10
  • Lynch, Scott – The Lies of Locke Lamora
  • Rothfuss, Patrick – The Name of the Wind #3
  • Sanderson, Brandon – Mistborn 2-4
  • Taylor, Laini – Days of Blood and Starlight & Dreams of Gods and Monsters

As you can tell, a lot of the additions are sequels – I really want to have less unfinished series on the go (especially series where I’ve only read the first book!) so I’ve tried to round out some of the series on my list.  The non-sequels are just things I’ve heard great things about and wanted to add in so I don’t forget about them.

Removed from the list:

In order to add in some sequels, I obviously had to cut a few things – a lot of these were urban or paranormal which I’m just less keen on generally.  I also deliberately reduced some of my 26 personal choices since I was running short on those!

  • Armstrong, Kelley – Omens
  • Briggs, Patricia – Mercy Thompson 1-3
  • Carson, Rae – The Girl of Fire and Thorns (probably the one most likely to make it back onto the list in future!)
  • Carter, Aimee – The Goddess Test
  • Clarke, Cassandra Rose – The Assassin’s Curse
  • De la Cruz, Melissa – Blue Bloods 1&2
  • Frost, Jeaniene – One foot in the grave
  • Harrison, Thea – Dragon Bound
  • McKinley, Robin – Sunshine, Beauty and The Blue Sword
  • Mead, Rachelle – Vampire Academy & Succubus Blues
  • Moning, Karen Marie – Fever 1&2
  • Schoon, Christian – Zenn Scarlett
  • Ward, JR – Dark Lover

Current list:

★  – books I own
* – personal choices
✔ (2013/14) – book read & year

Abe, Shana – The Smoke Thief
Abercrombie, Joe – The Blade Itself
Albin, Gennifer – Altered *
Amstrong, Kelley – The Awakening
Andrews, Ilona – Magic Bites
Andrews, Ilona – Magic Burns
Andrews, Ilona – Magic Strikes
Armstrong, Kelley – The Reckoning
Armstrong, Kelley – The Summoning   ★
Armstrong, Kelly – Broken  ★ ✔(2014/15)
Armstrong, Kelly – Frostbitten
Armstrong, Kelly – Living With The Dead
Armstrong, Kelly – No Humans Involved
Armstrong, Kelly – Personal Demon
Armstrong, Kelly – Spell Bound
Armstrong, Kelly – Thirteen
Armstrong, Kelly – Waking The Witch
Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale  ★
Bardugo, Leigh – Ruin and Rising *
Bardugo, Leigh – Shadow and Bone *
Bardugo, Leigh – Siege & Storm *
Bishop, Anne – Daughter Of The Blood
Bray, Libba – A Great & Terribly Beauty
Brett, Peter V – The Daylight War
Brett, Peter V – The Desert Spear ★
Brett, Peter V – The Painted Man/The Warded Man   ★
Butcher, Jim – Storm Front ★
Caine, Rachel – Glass Houses   ★
Canavan, Trudi – The Ambassador’s Mission * ★
Card, Orson Scott – Ender’s Game ✔(2013/14)
Cashore, Kristin – Fire ★  ✔ (2013/14)
Cashore, Kristin – Graceling ★  ✔ (2013/14)
Cass, Kiera – The Siren
Clare, Cassandra – City Of Heavenly Fire ★  ✔ (2013/14)
Clarke, Susanna – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell   ★
Eddings, David – The Domes Of Fire   ★
Eddings, David – The Hidden City   ★
Eddings, David – The Shining Ones   ★
Feist, Raymond E – Magician
Frost, Jeaniene – Halfway To The Grave ✔ (2014/15)
Gaiman, Neil – American Gods   ★ ✔(2014/15)
Gaiman, Neil – Stardust
Gaiman, Neil – The Ocean At The End Of The Lane * ★
Goldman, William – The Princess Bride
Goodkind, Terry – Soul Of The Fire
Goodman, Alison – Eon *
Harkness, Deborah – A Discovery Of Witches *   ★ ✔(2013/14)
Harkness, Deborah – The Book of Life ✔(2014/15)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Errand ★ ✔(2013/14)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Fate ★ ✔(2013/14)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Assassin * ★ ✔(2013/14)
Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Assassin 2 * ★
Hobb, Robin – The Fitz & The Fool #3
Hobb, Robin – The Golden Fool ★ ✔(2013/14)
Howard, A.G. – Unhinged * ★ ✔(2013/14)
Johanson, Erika – The Queen of the Tearling * ★ ✔(2013/14)
Jordan, Robert – A Crown of Swords
Jordan, Robert – Crossroads of Twilight
Jordan, Robert – Lord of Chaos
Jordan, Robert – The Dragon Reborn
Jordan, Robert – The Eye Of The World
Jordan, Robert – The Fires of heaven
Jordan, Robert – The Great Hunt
Jordan, Robert – The Path of Daggers
Jordan, Robert – The Shadow Rising
Jordan, Robert – Winter’s heart
Kerr, Katharine – Daggerspell
Lawrence, Mark – Prince of Fools 2 *
Lawrence, Mark – Prince Of Thorns *   ★ ✔(2013/14)
Lynch, Scott – The Lies of Locke Lamora
Maas, Sarah J. – Heir of Fire * ✔(2013/14)
Maas, Sarah J. – Queen of Shadows *
Martin, George Rr – A Dream Of Spring
Martin, George Rr – The Winds Of Winter
Nix, Garth – Clariel ★ ✔(2014/15)
Oh, Ellen – Prophecy *
Paolini, Christopher – Inheritance   ★
Rhodes, Morgan – Falling Kingdoms *
Riordan, Rick – The Battle Of The Labyrinth   ★
Riordan, Rick – The Last Olympian   ★
Riordan, Rick – The Titan’s Curse   ★
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Name of the Wind #3
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Name Of The Wind ★✔ (2014/15)
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Wise Man’s Fear ✔(2014/15)
Sanderson, Brandon – The Alloy of Law
Sanderson, Brandon – The Final Empire
Sanderson, Brandon – The Hero of Ages
Sanderson, Brandon – The Well of Ascension
Snyder, Maria V. – Shadow Study * ★ ✔(2014/15)
Snyder, Maria V. – Taste Of Darkness * ★ ✔(2013/14)
Stoker, Bram – Dracula
Taylor, Laini – Daughter Of Smoke And Bone *
Taylor, Laini – Days of Blood and Starlight *
Taylor, Laini – Dreams of Gods and Monsters *
Vincent, Rachel – Stray ★
Weeks, Brent – Beyond The Shadows
Weeks, Brent – Shadows Edge
Weeks, Brent – The Way Of Shadows
Weis Margaret & Hickman Tracey – Dragons Of The Dwarven Depths *
Williams, Mazarkis – The Emperor’s Knife
Williams, Tad – The Dragonbone Chair

2 thoughts on “101 Fantasy Project: 2 year check in!

  1. You’re doing pretty well on this, go you! I’ll have to revise my list as well soon, get rid of some books I’m no longer interested in and make it a bit more up to date. I really recommend the Ilona Andrews books and The Dragonbone Chair 🙂
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  2. This is a really cool challenge!! I don’t remember hearing about it back then though because I feel like I would have joined up. You’re doing really well with your progress 😀 And it was cool to see all the books that you have read, the ones you added and removed from the list and all that stuff – I like seeing how people prioritize their tbr shelves, especially if it’s fantasy reads XD Keep up the good work Faith^^ ♥♥
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