Mount Readmore: 100 Books in 1 Year

What is Mount Readmore?

I am a writer who loves to read. Reading a wide variety of books not only inspires me, I actually find that is one of the best ways to improve my own writing.  This year I have decided to challenge myself to read more. Starting January 1st, I will read and write reviews for at least 100 books over the course of the year.  In particular, I will focus my reviews on characterization and character development – an area that I am always looking to improve in my own writing. I am calling this project Mount Readmore, and I will update the list below with the books I have read throughout the year.

  1.  Midnight Riot By Ben Aaronovitch
  2. Last Song Before Night By Ilana C. Myer
  3. The Autumn Republic By Brian McClellan
  4. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax By Dorothy Gilman
  5. The Power of Habit By Charles Duhigg
  6. The Tower at Stony Wood By Patricia McKillip
  7. Words of Radiance By Brandon Sanderson
  8. Ancillary Justice By Ann Leckie
  9. The Three Body Problem By Liu Cixin
  10. The City Stained Red By Sam Sykes
  11. Voices of World War I: Stories from the Trenches By Ann Heinrichs
  12. An Illustrated History of the First World War By John Keegan
  13. Goodbye To All That By Robert Graves
  14. Starcraft: Evolution By Timothy Zahn
  15. The First World War By Hew Strachan
  16. The Lies of Locke Lamora By Scott Lynch
  17. The City and the City By China Mieville
  18. Partials By Dan Wells
  19. The Price of Glory By Alistair Horn
  20. The Library at Mount Char By Scott Hawkins
  21. Of Sand and Malice Made By Bradley P. Beaulieu
  22. The Salt Roads By Nalo Hopkinson
  23. Malazan: Book of the Fallen, Book 1 ‘Gardens of the Moon’ By Steven Erikson
  24. With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu
  25. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  26. 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler
  27. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  28. Blood of Elves by Andrej Sapkovski
  29. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  30. The CS Detective by Jeremy Kubica
  31. Gateway by Fred Pohl
  32. The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkein
  33. Miranda and Caliban by Jaqueline Carey
  34. Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan
  35. The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
  36. The Guns of August by Barbara Tuckman
  37. World War 1: The ‘Great War’ by Vejas Liulevicius
  38. Aftermath: Empire’s End By Chuck Wendig
  39. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  40. The First World War: Seminar Studies by Stuart Robson
  41. NPR American Chronicles: World War 1 by NPR
  42. Genrenauts: The Shootout Solution by Michael R Underwood
  43. Sunshine by Robin McKinley
  44. Almanac of World War I by David F. Burg and L. Edward Purcell
  45. Into the Fire by Patrick Hester
  46. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  47. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle
  48. The Invisible Library by Genevive Cogman
  49. The First World War by Michael Howard
  50. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  51. The War and the Future by John Masefield
  52. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  53. The Red Collar by Jean-Christophe Rufin
  54. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel
  55. Academ’s Fury by Jim Butcher
  56. A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev by Mark D Steinberg
  57. A Study in Scarlet By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  58. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly
  59. The Art of Discworld by Sir Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby
  60. How Conversation Works  by Anne Curzan
  61. Myths and Legends from Around the World by Sandy Shepherd
  62. The Wonders of the World by Tessa, Pepe and Linda Mendez
  63. First World War Photographers by Jane Carmichael
  64. Larkspur: A Necromancer’s Romance by V. K. Jaskerina
  65. Fool’s Run by Patricia McKillip
  66. The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds by Matt Adrian
  67. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution by Zak George and Dina Roth Port
  68. Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone
  69. The Well at World’s End: One Man’s Epic Cross-Continental Quest for the Fountain of Youth by A J Mackinnon
  70. Everfair by Nisi Shawl
  71. Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition by Grant Hardy
  72. If Death Ever Slept by Rex Stout
  73. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  74. Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
  75. History of the English Language by Seth Lerer
  76. Food: A Cultural Culinary History by Ken Albala
  77. Shadow of Elysium by Django Wexler
  78. Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck
  79. A Thousand Years of War by Robert Brooks
  80. Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer
  81. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  82. Heroes, Rogues and Lovers by James McBride Dabbs
  83. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  84. Downward Dog by Samm Hodges & Phinehas Hodges
  85. The Library of Lost Things by Matthew Bright
  86. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickenson
  87. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  88. Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom by Bradley W. Schneck
  89. The Defining Moment by Jonathan Alter
  90. The Guns of Empire by Django Wexler
  91. Year Zero by Rob Reid
  92. Cursor’s Fury by Jim Butcher
  93. The Future of Hunger in the Age of Programmable Matter by Sam J Miller
  94. Elements of Jazz by Bill Messenger
  95. Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
  96. Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold
  97. Roverandom by JRR Tolkien
  98. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  99. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  100. Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold
  101. Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

My favorite books of this year!

What are Rewind Reviews?

Rewind Reviews are books that I read  prior to this year and consequently are not part of the Mount Readmore project.


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