#MyTBRList – January Vote!

TBRMemeMy TBR list is a meme hosted by Michelle at Because Reading which aims to help knock a few books off our TBR piles by letting everyone else vote on what we should read!

One of my goals for 2019 is to focus on series, so this month I’ve picked three books from my endless list of series to catch up on.  For all three of these series, I only need to read one book to either catch up or finish, and I have the book needed on my shelves already, so it’s just a case of deciding which to start with!

** POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING: This month I’m featuring sequels, so the synopses for these potentially contain spoilers for earlier books. **

Muse of Nightmares – Strange the Dreamer #2

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.
She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise.
She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice – save the woman he loves, or everyone else? – while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with the thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

Hellbent – Orphan X #3

‘Do you need my help?’

They called him Orphan X. Evan Smoak used to be a government secret weapon.  Then he ran and became the man you call on when you’ve nowhere else to turn.

This time it’s a teenage runaway called Joey.  Like Evan she’s no innocent: she was brought up inside the same programme that raised him.

Now Evan must find Joey before those hunting her do.  Which is where the trouble begins.  Because this might not be about Joey at all.  And if it’s not, then it must be about Evan.

But finding out why could kill them both …


Zero Day – Skitter #3

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.

The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?

For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can-more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder – and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what can be more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

Which book shall I read in January?

  • Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Hellbent (Orphan X #3) (14%, 1 Votes)
  • Zero Day (Skitter #3) (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Thank you for voting! Next week I’ll check in to let you know which book won!

Head On (John Scalzi)

Head On (John Scalzi)Head On (Lock In, #2) by John Scalzi
Published by Tor Books on April 17th 2018
Genres: Sci Fi
Pages: 335
Format: audio
Source: Purchased

John Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports.

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.

Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth―and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.

Plot: ★★★
Characters: ★★★
Readability: ★★★★

I have a habit of searching for audiobooks based on narrators, and then narrowing those down to titles that sound interesting. Since Wil Wheaton’s narration of Ready Player One remains one of my favourite audiobook performances ever, I tend to keep a pretty close eye on what else he’s narrating, which led me to Lock In way back in 2014.  The premise of Lock in – and it’s sequel, Head On – is really interesting: in the near future, a medical syndrom called Haden’s leaves some people ‘locked in’; unable to move, or speak.  Hadens interact through the world through threeps (robots), and the series follows Chris, a famous Haden who’s also a rookie FBI agent, attempting to solve murder cases.  In Head On,the mystery revolves around Hilketa – a game in which Hadens control robots and earn points by ripping off another players head and shooting it through a hoop.  Partway through a game, one of the star players dies, with no obvious cause.

I really loved the concept of Lock In, but I found it a bit predictable and slow.  I’m pleased to say I thought Head on was much less predictable, though the pacing was still a little off – it took a while to really get going I thought, maybe thanks to the background we needed to understand Hilketa.  I thought the characters were slightly better than in Lock In too – Chris is, as before, a likeable, normal character: the kind of character you’d probably happily have a drink and play pool with, pretty down to earth despite the family’s money.  Vann is significantly less irritating in this second book, although I’m still not emotionally invested in her one way or the other.  I found her and Chris’ relationship kind of so-so; they have some mild occasional teasing, but otherwise don’t seem to have much of a bond.  Chris’ housemates are all interesting and I’d definitely have liked to see more interactions there, though I can see why there weren’t more – the pacing was a little slow at times as it was, so I don’t think they could have added much more without making that more noticeable.

The series is great in terms of gender, diversity, and challenging your unconscious assumptions without being at all in your face or preachy.  In fact, although I called Chris ‘he’ all the way through my review of Lock In, Scalzi deliberately didn’t specify Chris’ gender and both books have two audiobook versions: one narrated by Wil Wheaton and one by Amber Benson.  I actually didn’t realise at all, and assumed based on Wil’s narration that Chris was a he, which gave me lots of pause for thought when I eventually realised!  Despite my issues with the books, I’ll definitely be pre-ordering if the series continues, because the premise is so interesting, and Scalzi’s clearly put a lot of thought into how the world would be changed as a result of 1% of the population having Hadens.

Buy it? I think this is worth buying as an audiobook, because Wheaton’s narration really does add to the experience.
In a nutshell: It’s very clever, the premise is interesting, but the characters and pacing let it down a little.

Top Ten Books I read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl where each week has a specific prompt everyone is welcome to post a list with their own answers. This week’s theme is “Best Books I Read In 2018“.  I’ve talked about pretty much all of these in my end of year survey already, but my top ten books for the year, in no particular order, were….

The YA

The Battlemage by Taran Matharu
The final book in the Summoner series, this was actually my favourite of the series I think.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, romantic historical fiction. Put a smile on my face instantly.

The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
“The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park”: consider me sold. Fast-paced, addictive fun.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
An impulse purchase and a honeymoon read, this was just addictive.  I bought book 2 on my kindle as soon as I finished book 1, even though it meant I wouldn’t have a matching copy on the shelf, because I just couldn’t wait that long.

The non-fiction

Eat Drink Run by Bryony Gordon
Like having a conversation with a friend over a cup of tea or a cocktail. Relatable and motivational with inspiring moments and moments that’ll make you cry.

Beneath the Surface by John Hargrove
Thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and one that’ll stick with me. Of course you need to decide for yourself what you agree/disagree with in what Hargrove says, being better informed about the Seaworld controversy is the only way to really figure out your own feelings, and Hargrove’s obviously got a wealth of experience to share.

The sci-fi and fantasy

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
I knew almost nothing about this but it was getting rave reviews so I decided to give it a go – worth all the hype, this is a well-written fantasy in a carefully-crafted world which feels absolutely real.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
What I was expecting from Miss Peregrine’s I think – a little dark, a little spooky, very atmospheric and with characters you can’t help but love.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Giant robots and government conspiracies? This was always going to be a hit for me.  I also loved the unique writing style, with everything written as interviews, documents, news reports etc.

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Why, why, why, did I wait so long to read this? Probably my favourite read of the year in total, I absolutely loved this.

End of Year Survey 2018

This is my fifth time taking part in Jamie’s End of Year survey!  It can be easy to get to the end of the year and only remember a couple of stand out titles, so I love doing the survey because it gives me an excuse to go back and really think about everything I’ve read and loved throughout the year. The only downside is it always takes me forever to finalise my answers!  We’ve still got a couple of days left of 2018, but I’m considering the two books I’m currently reading (Head On & The Hidden Oracle) as finished because they will be before 2019 starts.


Number Of Books You Read: 130 (including the 2 I’m currently reading)
Number of Re-Reads: 3
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy



1. Best Book You Read In 2018?

The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Ooh I’ve got a couple for this.  1984 – I thought for sure I’d love it, but I was so underwhelmed.  IT was also disappointing: I’m a big wimp but didn’t find this particularly scary, just weird. Finally, Annihilation: secret government conspiracy, aliens etc, should have been all my favourite things and yet I found the writing style offputting and felt like little happened.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir. To be totally honest, I wasn’t totally convinced by this series from the first book, but the audiobooks were on Scribd when I was a member earlier in the year so I decided to give them another go and ended up really enjoying A Reaper at the Gates! I was also really surprised by Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, because I’m not much of a short story fan but loved it.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Probably Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – it was a book of the month when I was still bookselling and I think it has a huge, broad appeal, so I’ve recommended it to absolutely loads of people this year.

 5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?

Series starter: The Long way to a small Angry Planet or The Poppy War
Sequel: Nyxia Unleashed
Series ender: Queen of Air and Darkness

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?

It’s got to be Becky Chambers for this one!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Out of my comfort zone, My Absolute Darling…. This was a Waterstones Book of the Month, had rave reviews and was like marmite: everyone I spoke to either loved or hated it.  It was uncomfortable to read at times but it was completely impossible to put down and well worth reading.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

I was completely and utterly hooked on The Hunting Party; it’s a crime ‘And Then There were None‘ style murder mystery set in a country lodge in Scotland and it was addictive!

 9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

While I’ve read some amazing books this year, there aren’t really any that are calling out for a re-read just yet, so I’d have to say The Bullet Journal Method, not because I’m likely to re-read it cover to cover necessarily but because I probably will refer back to it multiple times throughout the year.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018?

These covers are pretty different I guess but I love all three.  The Extinction Trials is a particulary unusual choice for me as I’m really not a yellow fan but I love how it’s so simple with just that dinosaur eye…I actually have this face out on my shelves at home!  The cover for The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet is very simple, but I love how pretty it is – it’s the sort of thing I’d pick to have as a phone wallpaper.  Finally, although I was a little underwhelmed by The Boneless Mercies in the end I absolutely love that cover still.

11. Most memorable character of 2018?

Honestly, I loved all of the cast of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I also thought Monty in The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was totally unforgettable.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?

Oh, I’ve read some beautifully written books this year, I can’t narrow it down to just one!  Madeline Miller’s Circe, V.E. Schwab’s This Dark Duet, all of the Wayward Children books by Seanan McGuire and The Mermaid by Christina Henry all had beautiful, lyrical writing that was just enough to give me pause to admire without being too wordy or distracting.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?

Most thought-provoking/discussion inciting: My Absolute Darling AND Beneath the Surface
Most-used or referred to: The Bullet Journal Method
Most motivational: Eat, Drink, Run

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? 

The Goddess Test series: these have been on my kindle since 2013 and this year I finally got around to reading them on my honeymoon.  They were enjoyable, easy reads that fitted perfectly in with my mythology mood!

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?

I’m never very good at this question because I don’t track quotes throughout the year (note to self, start doing that!) but a flick through on goodreads leads me to a few.
From The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet:
“Ninety percent of all problems are caused by people being assholes.”
“What causes the other ten percent?” asked Kizzy.
“Natural disasters,” said Nib.”
“Humans’ preoccupation with ‘being happy’ was something he had never been able to figure out. No sapient could sustain happiness all of the time, just as no one could live permanently within anger, or boredom, or grief.”
From A Short History of Nearly Everything:
 “Consider the fact that for 3.8 billion years, a period of time older than the Earth’s mountains and rivers and oceans, every one of your forebears on both sides has been attractive enough to find a mate, healthy enough to reproduce, and sufficiently blessed by fate and circumstances to live long enough to do so. Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result — eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly — in you.”
“If this book has a lesson, it is that we are awfully lucky to be here-and by ‘we’ I mean every living thing. To attain any kind of life in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course: We enjoy not only the privilege of existence but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better. It is a talent we have only barely begun to grasp.”

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?

Shortest: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6 (40 pages)
Longest: IT (1156 pages)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)


18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Albus & Scorpius (The Cursed Child)

Mark, Cristina & Kieran (Queen of Air and Darkness)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Monty & Felicity (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue/The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy)

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Either Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo) or Into The Drowning Deep (Mira Grant)

21. Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

Sleeping Giants and The Poppy War

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018?

Haven’t got one!

23. Best 2018 debut you read?

The Poppy War and The Extinction Trials

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet: although a lot of the worldbuilding is space ships, the background on different species, their cultures and histories etc made it all feel so complex and vivid.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: honestly this was just great fun to read, it made me genuinely laugh out loud.  Bryony Gordon’s Eat, Drink, Run too: one of my top books this year, it was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster but it also made me smile, and laugh, and even cheer.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?

The Assassin’s Blade – this was a re-read that I felt more emotional about this second time around!  Also They Both Die at the End (see Q28).

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Probably either Nyxia or The Extinction Trials – I loved both but haven’t seen much about them.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

They Both Die at the End…. I think there was probably actual sobbing.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?

Sadie – loved the Serial-esque podcast type format, and it worked perfectly on audio.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

I think probably 1984, and sadly it WAS because I didn’t like it!

book-bloggingThis year has been manic (exams, a promotion, starting teacher training, moving house, getting married) and I’ve had no laptop so my blogging has been depressingly infrequent!

1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2018?

I’ve been rubbish at commenting but a few blogs I’ve been reading all the time are: Kelly’s Rambles, The Basic Book Bitch, Jenny in Neverland & Jenniely.

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2018?

Probably my most-popular post (see Q7) which actually isn’t even bookish at all….

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2018:?

…. Will do better in 2019?!

4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events,  etc.)?

I loved taking part in the OWLs Readathon hosted by BookRoast in July and the TackleThatTBR readathon hosted by TheBookishFairy.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018?

I haven’t quite done it yet but I will by the end of the year so I’m going to count it: hitting 130 books in a year, my highest number so far!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Balance, balance, balance.  With everything that’s been going on I’ve managed to keep my reading up but the blog has been depressingly neglected.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

So the most popular post on my blog this year didn’t actually have anything to do with books, it was a film post: The Greatest Showman, like P.T. Barnum’s circus, is a lie – and that’s okay.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Honestly, I’m thrilled people are still reading at all after how sporadic I’ve been this year!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I placed my first Society 6 order this year and this may have been fatal for my wallet because I loved everything that arrived and now I’m just going to want more….

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Goodreads goal (originally set at 100) – Completed and exceeded.  Haven’t looked into challenges in detail yet but I think I’ve done pretty well this year!


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?

Muse of Nightmares I think – I was hoping I might get a copy for Christmas so I think I’ll pick myself up a copy in the new year.


2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?

The Pioneer – space + secret conspiracies = I’m sold!

3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I think at the moment, House of Salt and Sorrows, a creepy-sounding Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling.

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?

So many! Top priorities though would be: Nyxia Uprising (Nyxia #3), Rebel (The Extinction Trials #3), The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) and In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4)

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019?

Blogging: I’m so excited to blog more regularly and get back into commenting and the bookish community more.

Reading: I’m aiming to knock some series off my TBR with the Serial Reader challenge.

In-progress series

As part of the TackleThatTBR readathon recently, Kayleigh posted a list of all her on-the-go series and it got me thinking about my own, so I decided to try listing them.  This list and the sheer amount of in-progress series I’ve got led to the creation of the Serial Reader Challenge because as you can no doubt see, there are TONNES here.  Sadly I have a tendency to put off reading sequels either because I can’t quite remember what happened in the first books or because I have a new shiny series to distract me, but my big aim for 2019 is to get as many of these as I can finished! They’re in order of how many books I need to read to catch up, rather than any kind of priority, so I’d love your thoughts on which I should read first or which I should potentially consider scrapping off my list altogether.

Need to finish/catch up:

  • Aaron Falk by Jane Harper (1)
    • Force of Nature
  • Abhorsen by Garth Nix (1)
    • Goldenhand
  • Adaptation by Malinda Lo (1)
    • Inheritance
  • Ballad of Sir Benfro by James Oswald (1)
    • The Obsidian Throne
  • Conqueror by Conn Iggulden (1)
    • Conqueror
  • Fifty Shades as Told by Christian by E.L. James (1)
    • Darker
  • Firebird by Claudia Gray (1)
    • A Million Worlds with You
  • Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (1)
    • Smoke in the Sun
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (1)
    • Inheritance
  • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz (1)
    • Hellbent
  • Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan (1)
    • Volume 5
  • Paper Gods by Amanda Sun (1)
    • Storm
  • Project Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (1)
    • Genesis
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (1)
    • Crooked Kingdom
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (1)
    • Frost Like Night
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard (1)
    • Ensnared
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (1)
    • Muse of Nightmares
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (1)
    • The Last Star
  • The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone (1)
    • Zero Day
  • Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel (1)
    • Only Human
  • The Lone City by Amy Ewing (1)
    • The Black Key
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (1)
    • Winter
  • The Original Sinners by Tiffany Reisz (1)
    • The Chateau
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (1)
    • The Fate of the Tearling
  • The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater (1)
    • Sinner
  • This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (1)
    • This Cruel Design
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (1)
    • One Dark Throne
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (1)
    • Kingdom of Ash
  • Villains by VE Schwab (1)
    • Vengeful
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (2)
    • Volume 4
    • Volume 5
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness (2)
    • The Ask and the Answer
    • Monsters of Men
  • Micah Grey by Laura Lam (2)
    • Shadowplay
    • Masquerade
  • Ruined by Amy Tintera (2)
    • Avenged
    • Allied
  • The Blackcoat Rebellion by Aimee Carter (2)
    • Captive
    • Queen
  • The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence (2)
    • King of Thorns
    • Emperor of Thorns
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (2)
    • Into the Afterlight
    • The Darkest Legacy
  • The Red Queen’s War by Mark Lawrence (2)
    • The Liar’s Key
    • The Wheel of Osheim
  • The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan (2)
    • The Dark Prophecy
    • The Burning Maze
  • Deathnote by Tsugumi Ohba (3)
    • Volume 10: Deletion
    • Volume 11: Kindred Spirits
    • Volume 12: Finis
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (3)
    • Glass Sword
    • King’s Cage
    • War Storm
  • The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve (3)
    • Predator’s Gold
    • Infernal Devices
    • A Darkling Plain
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman (3)
    • UnWholly
    • UnSouled
    • UnDivided
  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver (4)
    • Soul Eater
    • Outcast
    • Oath Breaker
    • Ghost Hunter
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (4)
    • Volume 6
    • Volume 7
    • Volume 8
    • Volume 9
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (5)
    • The Well of Ascension
    • The Hero of Ages
    • The Alloy of Law
    • Shadows of Self
    • The Bands of Mourning
  • The Program by Suzanne Young (5)
    • The Treatment
    • The Remedy
    • The Epidemic
    • The Adjustment
    • The Complication
  • Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (6)
    • Personal Demon
    • Living with the Dead
    • Frostbitten
    • Waking the Witch
    • Spell Bound
    • Thirteen
  • In Death by J. D. Robb (15)
    • Treachery in Death
    • ….and all the rest!

Not yet started

This is by no means all of them, these were just the ones that came instantly to mind. I’d love your recommendations for series I should add!

  • The Chronicles of Alice by Christina Henry (2)
  • Wintersong by S Jae Jones (2)
  • The Sin Eater’s Daugher by Melinda Salisbury (3)
  • The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (5)

Currently up to date but more books due

  • Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (Uprising April 2019)
  • The Extinction Trials by S. M Wilson (Rebel February 2019)
  • The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang (The Dragon Republic August 2019)
  • Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire (In An Absent Dream January 2019)


  • Game of Thrones (All except A Game of Thrones)
  • Throne of Glass (All except The Assassin’s Blade)