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message 1: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
What will you be joining us for this month?

May 2018
05/01 Kushiel's Justice Jacqueline Carey
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/01 Every Heart a Doorway Seanan McGuire
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/01 Hammer of God Karen Miller
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/01 Steelheart Brandon Sanderson
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/01 La Horde du Contrevent Karen Miller
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/01 Prador Moon Neal Asher
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/05 Dune Messiah Frank Herbert
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/05 Malice John Gwynne
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/05 League of Dragons Naomi Novik
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/06 Brothers in Arms Lois McMaster Bujold
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/06 Dead in the Family Charlaine Harris
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/07 Dark Run Mike Brooks
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/08 The City of Mirrors Justin Cronin
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/08 Love Lost Michael Anderle
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/10 Winter of the World Ken Follett
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/10 The Black Company Glen Cook
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/10 Swarm and Steel Michael Fletcher
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/10 The Dark DefilesRichard Morgan
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/10 Unclean Spirits MLN Hanover
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/10 The Price of Spring Daniel Abraham
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/10 The Last Colony John Scalzi
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/12 Theft of Swords Michael Sullivan
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/13 Morning Star Pierce Brown
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/15 Fugitive Prince Janny Wurts
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/15 Wrath of Empire Brian McClellan
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/15 The Autumn Republic Brian McClellan
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/15 A Symphony of Echoes Jodi Taylor
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/15 The Mammoth Hunters Jean Auel
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/15 Infamous Reign Steve McHugh
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/15 Grey Sister Mark Lawrence
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/17 Leviathan Wakes James Corey
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/18 Memories of Ice Steven Erikson
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/20 Dead Reckoning Charlaine Harris
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/20 The Fox Sherwood Smith
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/20 In the Realm of the WolfDavid Gemmell
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/21 Dissolution CJ Sansom
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/22 A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula Le Guin
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/22 The Bear and the Nightingale Katherine Arden
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/23 Embassytown China Miéville
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/24 Persepolis Rising James SA Corey
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/25 Words of Radiance Brandon Sanderson
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/25 White Hot Ilona Andrews
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/26 The Mark of Athena Rick Riordan
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/26 Soul of the Fire Terry Goodkind
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/27 The Heroes Joe Abercrombie
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

05/30 Perdido Street Station China Mieville
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 2: by Ahdam (new)

Ahdam (snowlocke) | 2429 comments Well may is gonna be very busy for me which is gonna be brilliant


message 3: by Veronica (last edited Apr 25, 2018 01:03PM) (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments I think I'm going to just stick with Kushiel's Justice and Memories of Ice this month. I couldn't wait for Morning Star after the book two cliffhanger so I've already ripped through that one.

Might do The Black Company. We'll see.


message 4: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7557 comments Mod
I plan on joining:

05/05 Malice
05/10 Unclean Spirits
05/15 Grey Sister (if my copy comes soon enough)
05/25 White Hot
05/26 Mark of Athena

All reads I'm excited for. :)


message 5: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7557 comments Mod
Oh! And book club:
05/01 Gardens of Stone


message 6: by Narilka (last edited May 01, 2018 01:37PM) (new)

Narilka | 3391 comments I'm all set for:

05/04 On the Edge
05/15 Grey Sister
05/25 White Hot

I'm still on the fence about continuing the Old Man's War series so 05/10 The Last Colony is a maybe.


message 7: by Barry (new)

Barry (boprawira) | 1184 comments Definitely in for:
Dune Messiah
Morning Star
The Autumn Republic
Memories of Ice
Perdido Street Station
The Heroes (depending on if I join Best Served Cold)

Considering
The Last Colony (if I have time)

Really interested in joining Leviathan Wakes, but I'll probably start the series later in the year, just too many committed BRs now ...


message 8: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) | 1818 comments Will join:
The Price of Spring
Wrath of Empire
Embassytown

Can't wait!


message 9: by Lena (new)

Lena Dark Run and Embassytown. I’ve never read China M before.


message 10: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (raivynwolf) | 709 comments Definitely in for Grey Sister and Black Company. But Malice, Steelheart and Perdido Station are all super tempting. Leviathan Wakes is one I've been meaning to read too


message 11: by Lesa (new)

Lesa Divine | 30 comments I'm ready for Black Company, Leviathan Wakes, maybe on The Bear and the Nighttgale and I'm give Perdido Station a try too.


message 12: by Hailee (new)

Hailee | 2613 comments I'll definitely be taking part in:

5th - League of Dragons
12th - Theft of Swords
26th - The Mark of Athena

And I'll probably hang around to comment in the thread for Malice as well since I'm in the middle of this series and absolutely love it!!


message 13: by Virginie (last edited Apr 26, 2018 12:35AM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments I want to join:

05/01 Every Heart a Doorway
05/05 Malice (so excited for this!)
05/13 Morning Star
05/18 Grey Sister (if I get a copy on time)

I'll also continue my weekly Bookburners read and monthly PNR (Georgina Kincaid #2) :)


Saar The Book owl | 2060 comments I'm going to read not much. Sticking with what I already signed up for:

More Than This
The Twelve
Assassin's Apprentice
The City of Mirrors
The Bear and the Nightingale


message 15: by Mayim (new)

Mayim de Vries | 2948 comments May is still going to be busy for me so I am committing to reading:

1. Black Company
2. Dark Defiles
3. Price of Spring
4. The Last Colony

5. Memories of Ice

6. The Fox
7. In the realm of the wolf

Optional reads, life permitting:

1. Ryria
2. the bear and the bird
3. White Hot if I manage to catch up on the series

See you around!


message 16: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
I'm in for:

Memories of Ice May-1 for May 16th BR chapter notes
Every Heart a Doorway May-1-18
The Garden of Stones May-1-18
The City of Mirrors May-8-18
Unclean Spirits May-10-18
Winter of the World May-10-18
Infamous Reign May-15-18
Wrath of Empire May-15-18
The Fox May-20-18
Persepolis Rising May-24-18


message 17: by Rob (new)

Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1953 comments In a perfect world I do:

4/27 Wurms of Blearmouth
5/1 Steelheart
5/5 Malice
5/6 Brothers in Arms
5/10 The Black Company
5/10 Unclean Spirits
5/15 The Autumn Republic
5/18 Memories of Ice
5/24 Persepolis Rising

Realistically At least The Black Company and Unclean Spirits aren't going to happen. Don't want to drop anything else really, so I'll see if I can be uber-focused on reading. Famous last words.


message 18: by Miche (last edited Apr 30, 2018 04:03PM) (new)

Miche | 3178 comments Confirmed presence:
05/05 - Malice
05/07 - Stonewielder - Malazan ICE
TBD - Goats of Glory - Malazan novella (with my Malazan buddy, Angela).
05/25 - Wildfire

Attempt:
05/10 - The Price of Spring - Long Prince Quartet
05/20 - The Fox - Inda


message 19: by Timelord Iain, Tech Support (last edited May 01, 2018 12:24PM) (new)

Timelord Iain | 18105 comments Mod
My May Plans: 17 BRs + 5 re-reads + 4 Bookburners episodes

Prador Moon -- 5/1 -- Polity Universe #1
Kushiel's Justice -- Kushiel #5 -- 5/1
Every Heart a Doorway -- 5/1 -- Wayward Children #1 -- re-read
Bookburners 1.5 -- 5/4
On the Edge -- 5/4 -- The Edge #1 -- re-read
League of Dragons -- 5/5 -- Temeraire #9 -- END
Brothers in Arms -- 5/6 -- Vorkosigan Saga

Love Lost -- 5/8 -- Kurtherian Gambit #3
Black Company -- 5/10 -- Black Company #1
The Last Colony -- 5/10 -- Old Man's War #3
Unclean Spirits -- Black Sun's Daughter #1 -- 5/10
Price of Spring -- 5/10 -- LPQ #4 -- END
Bookburners 1.6 -- 5/11
Theft of Swords -- 5/12 -- Riyria Revelations #1-2

Symphony of Echoes -- 5/15 -- St. Mary's #3 -- re-read
Autumn Republic -- 5/15 -- Powder Mage #3 -- END (sequel trilogy next?)
Grey Sister -- 5/15 -- Book of the Ancestors
Memories of Ice -- 5/18 -- Malazan ALL #6
Bookburners 1.7 -- 5/18

Embassytown -- 5/23 -- Standalone
White Hot -- 5/25 -- Hidden Legacy #2 -- re-read
Bookburners 1.8 -- 5/25
Words of Radiance -- 5/25 -- Stormlight Archives #2 -- re-read
Mark of Athena -- 5/26 -- Percy Jackson #2
The Heroes -- 5/27 -- First Law #5
Perdido Street Station -- 5/30 -- Bas-Lag #1


message 20: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7557 comments Mod
Iain, I don't mean this comment as pointed because I would've said it regardless, but seeing your list is giving me an ulcer...


message 21: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Bwahahaha!


message 22: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7863 comments Mayim wrote: "2. the bear and the bird ..."

This made me laugh quite a lot... 😂


message 23: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7863 comments I'm in for -

5th - League of Dragons
10th - Emperor of Thorns (not even on the list yet, planning stage!) xD
12th - Theft of Swords
22nd - The Bear and the Nightingale
27th - The Heroes

Looking to be a good month! :)


message 24: by Timelord Iain, Tech Support (new)

Timelord Iain | 18105 comments Mod
It looks worse than it is... the Bookburners episodes are 50 pages... so they take about an hour on audio each Friday... the re-reads I do at 2x speed, so most go quick, even Stormlight Archive isn't too long at 2x speed...27hrs or something...

Every Heart a Doorway is a novella... Prador Moon, Vorkosigan Saga, Kurtherian Gambit, Temeraire, and Percy Jackson are quick, short reads, too...

All in all, most things will take me a day or less, the exceptions being Kushiel's Justice, Stormlight Archive, and Malazan...

I'm planning to put a dent into Odd Thomas 4-7 this month, as well, and maybe some of the new releases I've missed in from April...


message 25: by Hailee (new)

Hailee | 2613 comments Siobhan wrote: "I'm in for -

5th - League of Dragons
10th - Emperor of Thorns (not even on the list yet, planning stage!) xD
12th - Theft of Swords
22nd - The Bear and the Nightingale
27th - The Heroes

Looking..."


Haha it hadn't even occurred to me that we needed to actually request a thread for Emperor :-)


message 26: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7863 comments Hailee wrote: "Siobhan wrote: "I'm in for -

5th - League of Dragons
10th - Emperor of Thorns (not even on the list yet, planning stage!) xD
12th - Theft of Swords
22nd - The Bear and the Nightingale
27th - The..."


I know right, just saw Zaara's comment on King and thought ahhh yeah...haha.


message 27: by Hailee (last edited May 01, 2018 01:22PM) (new)

Hailee | 2613 comments I thought I'd better do an updated list of what I'm reading in May:

5th - League of Dragons
10th Emperor of Thorns
12th - Theft of Swords
26th - The Mark of Athena

I'll also be using May to try to finish off a couple of books that started as buddy reads but are still hanging around on my currently reading list:

Gardens of the Moon and A Plague of Giants


These aren't buddy reads but I'll also be trying to fit in:

Wizard's First Rule and Ruin


message 28: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7557 comments Mod
Virginie, you're good for my soul. ;P


message 29: by Diana Stormblessed (last edited May 02, 2018 06:58PM) (new)

Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 Morning Star
5/15 A Symphony of Echoes
5/17 Leviathan Wakes
5/20 Dead Reckoning
5/21 Succubus on Top
5/27 The Heroes


Will attempt if I don't fall behind:

*5/22 A Wizard of Earthsea
*5/22 The Bear and the Nightingale

Edit to say I'm also trying to read Brent Weeks with another group, so we'll see how it all goes.


message 30: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 Morning Star
5/15 A Symphony of Echoes
5/17 Leviathan Wakes
5/20 Dead ..."


You forgot our PNR read. *evil laughter*


message 31: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Niki Hawkes wrote: "Virginie, you're good for my soul. ;P"

:D :D :D


message 32: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
I don't know what I'm doing any more haha


message 33: by Timelord Iain, Tech Support (new)

Timelord Iain | 18105 comments Mod
Niki Hawkes wrote: "Iain, I don't mean this comment as pointed because I would've said it regardless, but seeing your list is giving me an ulcer..."

It took me awhile to catch your exact meaning here :D


message 34: by Hailee (new)

Hailee | 2613 comments Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 Morning Star
5/15 A Symphony of Echoes
5/17 Leviathan Wakes
5/20 Dead ..."


Diana, what Brent Weeks novel are you planning to read? I'm looking forward to getting to his books.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Virginie wrote: "Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 Morning Star
5/15 A Symphony of Echoes
5/17..."


Only cuz i forgot what date it was set for lol. Speaking of, what did is it set for again? I'll update my tracker.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Hailee wrote: "Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 Morning Star
5/15 A Symphony of Echoes
5/17..."


We're starting with the Night Angel Trilogy on May 10th. Anyone want to join me in that? I can ask to make it a last minute FBR. I like reading with you guys :-)


message 37: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments @Diana: 21st! :)


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Virginie wrote: "@Diana: 21st! :)"

Thanks! Added it to my tracker and updating my post :-)


message 39: by Timelord Iain, Tech Support (new)

Timelord Iain | 18105 comments Mod
Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Hailee wrote: "Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 Morning Star
5/15 A Symphony..."


It's on my TBR... I might be able to make time...


message 40: by Mayim (new)

Mayim de Vries | 2948 comments Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Hailee wrote: "Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 Morning Star
5/15 A Symphony..."


On my TBR too but there is no way I'm going to squeeze it on May 10 as I have other two reads then. :(


message 41: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (last edited May 03, 2018 06:43AM) (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Emperor of Thorns
[ book:Emperor of Thorns|15985373]
Broken Empire book 3/3
Mark Lawrence
May 10th

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Stone of Farewell
[ book:Stone of Farewell|28689]
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn 2/3
Tad Williams
May 15th


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Mayim wrote: "Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Hailee wrote: "Diana Stormblessed wrote: "Planning on reading:

5/1 Kushiel's Justice
5/5 Malice
5/6 Dead in the Family
5/10 The Black Company
5/12 Theft of Swords
5/13 M..."


You can start late! It's probably going to take me time to read it as the other group I'm reading with is slower than this one, so I'm going to stagger it between other reads.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Sounds like there's interest for Brent Weeks' Night Angel series. I'll ask to get a thread set up so you guys can read with me.


message 44: by Mayim (last edited May 03, 2018 08:18AM) (new)

Mayim de Vries | 2948 comments I'm tempted but debating. I hoped to finish the Anathem because it has been sitting on my shelf and looking lovingly at me for more than a month now. Will see. Who knows, I'm not usually known for my temperance. ^^


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Mayim wrote: "I'm tempted by debating. I hoped to finish the Anathem because it has been sitting on my shelf and looking lovingly at me for more than a month now. Will see. Who knows, I'm not usually known for m..."

Well, I just asked for a thread to be set up for it. So it'll be there waiting for you when you're ready :-)


message 46: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
May 10th

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The Way of Shadows
[ book:The Way of Shadows|3227063]
Night Angel 1/3
Brent Weeks


message 47: by Hailee (new)

Hailee | 2613 comments Mayim wrote: "I'm tempted but debating. I hoped to finish the Anathem because it has been sitting on my shelf and looking lovingly at me for more than a month now. Will see. Who knows, I'm not usually known for ..."

I'm in the same situation. I'm very tempted. Ithink I'll see what my schedule is like mid month and decide then.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3910 comments Scott wrote: "May 10th

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The Way of Shadows
[ book:The Way of Shadows|3227063]
Night Angel 1/3
Brent Weeks"


Thank you!


message 49: by Jenny Baker (new)

Jenny Baker (jennyrbaker) This month, I only have time to BR The Mark of Athena. I'm hoping to join more BRs in June though. Looking at some of these reading schedules, I feel like a major slacker. LOL


message 50: by Michael (new)

Michael | 31 comments I am reading:

5/1 Steelheart

The Rhithmatist

5/17 Leviathon Wakes

Gardens of the Moon

5/22 The Bear and the Nightingale

and then maybe Warbreaker before June starts. I really don't know, I may read up on book 2 of the expanse series, as I'm digging Leviathon Wakes atm...


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