Flights of Fantasy: In which I join a Reading Challenge

 For the purposes of this challenge I’m going to go ahead and lump fantasy and sci-fi together since I barely read sci-fi anyway.

Last year I read about 55 fantasy titles. Under that umbrella I’m also including some sci-fi, alternate history and steampunk titles so really “speculative” fiction might be a better title but whatever. Of those I think maybe ten were what would be called pure sci-fi.

Given the number of non-fantasy books I had to read for committee work, I’m actually pleased with the number.

I’m challenging myself to read 50 fantasy titles this year.

I’ll be tracking books I read by genre in my monthly reading trackers.

Here’s January’s.

January Books Read:

  1. Jackaby by William Ritter
  2. Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  5. Soulprint by Megan Miranda

February Books Read:

  1. Winterspell by Claire Legrand
  2. Compulsion by Martina Boone
  3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

March Books Read:

  1. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  2. Loop by Karen Akins
  3. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
  4. Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein
  5. The Weight of Stars by Tessa Gratton
  6. Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

April Books Read:

  1. Dove Arising by Karen Bao
  2. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
  3. Split Second by Kasie West
  4. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
  5. Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
  6. The Program by Suzanne Young
  7. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

May Books Read:

  1. The Shadow Behind the Stars by Rebecca Hahn
  2. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
  3. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  5. Straw Into Gold by Gary D. Schmidt

June Books Read:

  1. Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
  2. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
  3. The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  4. The Heir by Kiera Cass
  5. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope


I’ve been feeling really, really stressed by all of the reading challenges I signed up for on top of my Goodreads one. After much deliberation, I decided the stress isn’t worth it so I’m withdrawing from everything but my Goodreads challenge which I will meet regardless. I know I will read fantasy books anyway, I know I will read more the 365 days of YA anyway, and I hope I might finish some series but the actual tracking is just overwhelming right now.