My favorite books are the ones I love reading again and again. I have a poor memory too, so I tend to forget names of characters and important things that happen, even in the books I love. There are also books that I’ve read half or or maybe a quarter of, but I never got around to finishing.
These are among the reasons why I’m excited to do the The Re-Read Challenge this 2016. My goal is to re-read at least 10 books this year.
Why only 10?
Firstly, I’m already overbooked with a mountainous to-read list as it is, excluding short story anthologies, comics, and magazines.
And don’t even get me started on my to-watch list. And if Netflix is as good as I’ve been dreaming it would be—it just launched in the Philippines today—I see my to-watch list expanding exponentially.
I’m already in the middle of re-reading Stephen King’s It. I’m a hundred or so pages away from the part where I’ve kept stopping for over a decade now (I don’t know why I keep stopping. The novel’s great. I blame Pennywise the Clown!).
I feel like once I conquer reading It, I can achieve all my reading goals for 2016.
I’ve made a number of new year’s resolutions for 2016, and this is one I definitely plan on keeping. I’m joining the Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge for 2016. This year, I commit to reading 15 books.
Why only 15?
For one, the books I plan to read this year are pretty long. This list includes Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, Book 2) by Brandon Sanderson and The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) by Patrick Rothfuss.
Thirdly, I read books in a variety of other genres, including science-fiction, so I plan to read those as well. I wonder if there’s a sci-fi reading challenge somewhere out there? Maybe I should start one someday.
Other books I plan to read for Flights of Fantasy are:
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, Book 4) by Brandon Sanderson
Shadows of Self (Mistborn, Book 5) by Brandon Sanderson
Invasion of the Tearling (Queen of the Tearling, Book 2) by Erika Johansen
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, Book 3) by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, Book 4) by Sarah J. Maas
Authority (Southern Reach, Book 2) by Jeff Vandermeer
Acceptance (Southern Reach, Book 3) by Jeff Vandermeer
The Magicians (The Magicians, Book 1) by Lev Grossman
The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, Book 1) by Terry Brooks
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, Book 1) by Scott Lynch
I’m really excited to be participating in the 2016 FOF Challenge, and I hope to surpass my reading goal for this year.