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Re: Your next 5 books....
« Reply #630 on: July 06, 2019, 01:21:54 AM »
I'm in a bit of a rut now and usually stick with something light or re-reads till I get my enthusiasm back,

My shortlist is really short atm.
- Death's Merchant by Justan Henner
- Blackwing by Ed McDonald
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Re: Your next 5 books....
« Reply #631 on: December 03, 2019, 05:52:45 PM »
I need to write here to stop me getting more books ::) >:( ;D

Finish the Divine cities series:
1. City of blades (book 2)
2. City of miracles (book 3)

Continue with some more Malazan
3. The bonehunters (book 6)
4. Reaper's gale (book 7)
5. Toll the hounds (book 8 )

Considering that altogether they are just under 5,000 pages, this will probably see me until March :P
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Re: Your next 5 books....
« Reply #632 on: December 03, 2019, 06:42:45 PM »
Currently reading Dragons of Autumn Twighlight, by Weis & Hickman.  My next five:

1. The Winter Road, by Adrian Selby
2. Dragons of Winter Night, by Weis & Hickman
3. Darkness Weaves, by Karl Edward Wagner
4. Dragons of Spring Dawning, by Weis & Hickman
5. Currently undecided.  Either The Broken Sword, by Poul Anderson, or The Blade Itself, by Abercrombie



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Re: Your next 5 books....
« Reply #633 on: December 03, 2019, 08:38:30 PM »
Currently reading Dragons of Autumn Twighlight, by Weis & Hickman.  My next five:

1. The Winter Road, by Adrian Selby
2. Dragons of Winter Night, by Weis & Hickman
3. Darkness Weaves, by Karl Edward Wagner
4. Dragons of Spring Dawning, by Weis & Hickman
5. Currently undecided.  Either The Broken Sword, by Poul Anderson, or The Blade Itself, by Abercrombie
If you go with The Broken Sword that's fairly short and standalone (also very good). The Blade Itself is considerably longer and also the start of a trilogy. If it were me, I'd read the Poul Anderson classic and then move onto Abercrombie.

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Re: Your next 5 books....
« Reply #634 on: December 04, 2019, 12:06:48 AM »
If you go with The Broken Sword that's fairly short and standalone (also very good). The Blade Itself is considerably longer and also the start of a trilogy. If it were me, I'd read the Poul Anderson classic and then move onto Abercrombie.
That's likely what I'll do, thanks.  When reading a series I prefer to mix in separate books after every installment, and standalones are great for that.  So I was thinking of saving The Broken Sword to read in between The Blade Itself and Before They Are Hanged.  But I do have other TBR books I can put there.
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Re: Your next 5 books....
« Reply #635 on: December 04, 2019, 07:48:45 AM »
My list is as follows not considering City of Stairs and in no particular order
  • 3rd book of Night Angel
  • 4th book of Lightbringer
  • 5th book of Lightbringer
  • 2nd book of Divine Cities
  • 3rd book of Divine Cities

And I'll put read along books between these books.
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Re: Your next 5 books....
« Reply #636 on: December 04, 2019, 08:26:37 AM »

    • 2nd book of Divine Cities
    • 3rd book of Divine Cities


    Found a new favourite author? Great! After that you can read City of chairs 😛[/list]
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    Re: Your next 5 books....
    « Reply #637 on: December 04, 2019, 08:47:19 AM »

      • 2nd book of Divine Cities
      • 3rd book of Divine Cities


      Found a new favourite author? Great! After that you can read City of chairs 😛[/list]

      Never thought I would love a non-epic-fantasy book. But I found a brilliant one thanks to you :)
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      Re: Your next 5 books....
      « Reply #638 on: December 04, 2019, 08:58:18 AM »
      When reading a series I prefer to mix in separate books after every installment,
      So interesting how different people are! I love reading all series in one go, like a single gigantic book ;D
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      Re: Your next 5 books....
      « Reply #639 on: December 04, 2019, 09:17:40 AM »
      When reading a series I prefer to mix in separate books after every installment,
      So interesting how different people are! I love reading all series in one go, like a single gigantic book ;D

      Like you did with  Malazan 😁
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      Re: Your next 5 books....
      « Reply #640 on: December 04, 2019, 09:40:46 AM »
      When reading a series I prefer to mix in separate books after every installment,
      So interesting how different people are! I love reading all series in one go, like a single gigantic book ;D

      Like you did with  Malazan 😁

       ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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      'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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      Re: Your next 5 books....
      « Reply #641 on: December 04, 2019, 09:46:41 AM »
      When reading a series I prefer to mix in separate books after every installment,
      So interesting how different people are! I love reading all series in one go, like a single gigantic book ;D

      Like you did with  Malazan 😁
      Come on, even I have limits ;D
      There's 'gigantic' and there's 'monstruous' :P

      I read book 1 in Dec 2017.
      Then I read books 2 and 3 in Apr-May 18, that was 2,000 pages.
      Then books 4 and 5 in Jan-Feb 19, another 2,000 pages.
      Now it'll be books 6 and 7, these are 2,500 pages. I'll see if I continue reading 8 or make a break then, hehe
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      Re: Your next 5 books....
      « Reply #642 on: December 04, 2019, 11:08:38 AM »
      Come on, even I have limits ;D
      There's 'gigantic' and there's 'monstruous' :P

      I read book 1 in Dec 2017.
      Then I read books 2 and 3 in Apr-May 18, that was 2,000 pages.
      Then books 4 and 5 in Jan-Feb 19, another 2,000 pages.
      Now it'll be books 6 and 7, these are 2,500 pages. I'll see if I continue reading 8 or make a break then, hehe

      I read them all in one go. Nothing can get in between us 8)
      Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

      'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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      Re: Your next 5 books....
      « Reply #643 on: December 04, 2019, 09:56:13 PM »
      The books I have in my physical TBR pile are:
      • Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (KJ Parker)
      • A Little Hatred (Joe Abercrombie)
      • Gideon the Ninth (Tamsyn Muir)
      • The Impossible Contract (KA Doore)
      I am DYING to read the second Doore because Perfect Assassin was just SUCH a delight, but everyone and their dog has been raving wildly about Gideon the Ninth, so I'm reading that one next.

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      Re: Your next 5 books....
      « Reply #644 on: December 05, 2019, 03:44:26 AM »
      Hmmh. Pretty hard pick here but,...
      Maybe the later books of the Ketty Jay series? (if they arrived through mail by then)
      Dark tower (#6) Songs of Susannah
      Ghost Stories (Dresden Files), after having put it off for several months now
      The second book of trilogies I'd just finished the first books, which there were several.