My reading has been slow this year, but I’ve made a concerted effort o branch out of my fantasy and/or history realms. After finishing Skylights a few weeks ago, I had to think about what I would read next.
The Long Patrol, by Brian Jacques
I’ve talked about the Redwall series a bit in this space. After spotlighting this very book as one of my all-time favorites last year, I decided I needed to go back and read it as an adult.
I probably read The Long Patrol three or four times before I was 16, but it has been a long time since my last venture into Jacques’s playful, but dangerous world. Forty-some pages in and I love it!
To Be Read… hopefully this year…
Lord of Chaos, by Robert Jordan
This is book six of the Wheel of Time series. It has been several months since I read book five, so I feel like I need to read this before I forget everything. Entering book six of a 14-book series is a bit daunting, since the middle part of any series tends to drag a bit.
All the same, this one is shipping to my house as we speak (along with book seven, for good measure).
Caught, by M.L.S. Weech
Shout-out to my blogging friend and fellow Marylander! I picked up Caught when I attended Weech’s launch event at a comic book shop in Glen Burnie.
This has been on my TBR shelf since then, and I swear I’m going to read it this year.
Caught happens to be a different flavor of book than I’m used to — speculative fiction — so I’m excited to dive into uncharted genre territory with an author I actually know (like, in real life). I trust that Weech will be an excellent guide.
Oriental Mythology, by Joseph Campbell
I need to mix up my reading list a bit with some more academically tinged writing. I started reading Volume II of Campbell’s four-volume series, The Masks of God some time ago.
I just never finished it. I read the first few chapters on the beach, and it was beautiful and poignant and eye-opening. I’m hoping to capture that feeling again when I go to OBX next month.
A Crown of Swords, by Robert Jordan
Let’s face it, I may just need to dive back into book seven of this mega-series to keep myself sated. I’d like to limit the number of books I read between each installment to less than five.
If I get through this novel relatively quickly, I’ll be halfway through the series, and it only would have taken me… three years!