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Thread: The 2019 AW Book Reading Challenge! New year, new categories, new books and new friends

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    Just Another Lazy Perfectionist Brightdreamer's Avatar
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    And finally getting back to this as I start The Tiger's Daughter, Book 1 of the Ascendant series, by K. Arsenault Rivera. In a fantasy world, two girls - an heir to the imperial throne and the daughter of a queen among the horse lords of the plains - are marked at birth with twin pine needles, a sign that their fates are destined to become entwined. Just a few chapters in, as I only started reading last night, but so far it's a very rich world with interesting characters and chemistry that can be felt almost immediately. inspired by Asian cultures. I'm getting the sense that this is going to be an epic, a love story, and possibly/probably a tragedy all in one.

    Challenge Status:

    1. Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull, Jonathan Stroud (Started 4/27, Finished 5/3)
    2. The Name Of This Book Is Secret, Pseudonymous Bosch (Started 1/7, Finished 1/12)
    3. Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis (Started 5/10, Finished 5/27)
    4. For a Muse of Fire, Heidi Heilig (Started 4/15, Finished 4/20)
    5. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly (Started 2/9, Finished 2/18)
    6. Skyward, Brandon Sanderson (Started 3/17, Finished 3/27)
    7. QUILTBAG: A book with a major LGBTQ+ character or about an LGBTQ+ issue. The Tiger's Daughter, K. Arsenault Rivera (Started 6/11)
    8. Discount Armageddon, by Seanan McGuire (Started 3/14, Finished 3/17)
    9. Endling#1: The Last, Katherine Applegate (Started 1/21, Finished 1/22)
    10. Who was that, again?: A book about a person you know little about. - Born a Crime, Trevor Noah
    11. Spellslinger, Sebastien de Castell (Started 1/14, Finished 1/16)
    12. Fur Magic, Andre Norton (Started 2/7, Finished 2/9)

    Extra Credit: Get On With It, Already!

    1 - The Tropic of Serpents, Marie Brennan (Book 2 of the Memoirs of Lady Trent) (Started 2/20, Finished 2/26)
    2 - The Wall of Storms, Ken Liu (Book 2 of the Dandelion Dynasty)
    3 - The Shadow Throne, Django Wexler (Book 2 of the Shadow Campaigns)
    4 - The Infinite Sea, Rick Yancey (Book 2 of the 5th Wave trilogy)
    5 - Morning Star, Pierce Brown (Book 3 of the Red Rising series)
    6 - Arabella and the Battle of Venus, David D. Levine (Book 2 of the Arabella of Mars series)
    7 - The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (Book 2 of the Fairyland series)
    8 - Across the Great Barrier, Patricia C. Wrede (Book 2 of the Frontier Magic series)
    9 - The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson (a Mistborn novel)
    10 - Legion of Flame, Anthony Ryan (Book 2 of the Draconis Memoria series)
    11 - Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson (Book 2 of the Mars trilogy)
    12 - Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor (Book 2 of the Binti trilogy) (Started 1/22, Finished 1/27)
    Last edited by Brightdreamer; 06-16-2019 at 02:31 AM.
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