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What’s On Your TBR List For 2017?

Goodreads goals abound, as we anticipate with bright-eyed eagerness the bookish possibilities. All the worlds to explore, characters to meet, adventures to embark upon. What could better?
| Jan 10, 2017 | 1 comment |

The list of new books to read stretches in front of us bookworms like the interstate in Nebraska. It never seems to end.

In this case, however, that’s a glorious reality. We’ll never run out of books to read, even if we’re the most insanely proficient speed reader in the history of speed reading. Even if our reading skills match those of the Flash.

With a new year often comes one of the better resolutions you can make: to read a certain number of books. Goodreads goals abound, as we anticipate with bright-eyed eagerness the bookish possibilities. All the worlds to explore, characters to meet, adventures to embark upon. What could better?

Last year, I read a remarkably pitiful total of five fiction books. That’s right, five.

This year, with finishing college I hope to do much better. I’m not going to set a specific goal, but I do have a solid TBR list. Including but not limited to:

King’s Blood. The second book in Jill Williamson’s Kinsman Chronicles. The first book, King’s Folly, was probably the best Christian fantasy novel I’ve read.

The Wingfeather Saga. My siblings have read it. Some of my best friends have read it. They all insist it’s phenomenal. Guess I’d better get cracking.

Calamity. Can’t wait to see how the Reckoners series wraps up. But I have faith in Brandon Sanderson’s storytelling genius.

Siren’s Fury and Siren’s Song. Storm Siren, the first book, was one of the lucky few that made it into my I-actually-read-it list last year. And wow, was it good. Excited to see what the rest of the trilogy has in store.

Harry Potter books 4-7. Yeah, I know. I haven’t read the entire series yet. I plowed through the first three (aka the short ones) a couple years ago, then life became busy. One of these days, I’ll finish and finally find out what 75% of the population already knows.

A Draw of Kings. High time I finished this fascinating fantasy trilogy.

Raising Dragons. Heard a lot of great things about the series and the ones following. Need to experience the coolness for myself.

Oathbringer. YES. YES. YES. Let the day come swift and dawn with the radiance of a thousand suns. This is gonna be beyond epic.

What’s on your TBR list for 2017?

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Alexander Preston
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At the moment, I’m making an effort to read David Weber’s Honor Harrington saga from beginning to end (reading “Echoes of Honor” as we speak). Once that’s done, a rough list would include (in no particular order with no particular focus):

The Bride Collector – Ted Dekker
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization – Alexander Freed
The Dominic Grey series – Layton Green
The Complete Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Anderson
The Paradise trilogy – Ted Dekker
Green – Ted Dekker
The Day of the Jackal – Frederick Forsyth
The Dogs of War – Frederick Forsyth
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
What Cops Know – Connie Fletcher
Odd Thomas – Dean Koontz

With my schedule, I probably won’t even get through half of them. But making the list is something, at least!