As many of you have seen my reading has been put on hold with exception of audible books for the last couple of weeks.
The reason for this is that I’ve taken the opportunity to beta read for an author friend of mine.
I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience of working with the author to provide feedback on a first (rough) draft of their book. Seeing the book evolve from a rough draft to a more polished draft has been quite the entertaining and enlightening experience.
I’ve learned a few lessons in beta reading (both past and present), and there are some that I was taught before I ever beta read. I thought I would pass some tips along.
When you’re a witch in a kingdom of Elves, there’s bound to be conflict…
This is my to be read list:
Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson*
Mitosis – Brandon Sanderson*
Firefight – Brandon Sanderson*
Calamity – Brandon Sanderson*
Shadowmarch – Tad Williams
Shadowplay – Tad Williams
Shadowrise – Tad Williams*
Shadowheart – Tad Williams*
Magic in the Bone – Devon Monk
Magic in the Blood – Devon Monk
Magic in the Shadows – Devon Monk
Magic on the Storm – Devon Monk
Magic at the Gate – Devon Monk
Magic on the Hunt – Devon Monk*
Magic on the Line – Devon Monk*
Magic without Mercy – Devon Monk*
Magic for a Price – Devon Monk*
Name of the Wind – Pat Rothfuss
The Wise Man’s Fear – Pat Rothfuss
Doors of Stone – Pat Rothfuss (Pending Publication)*
The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Pat Rothfuss*
His Majestie’s Dragon – Naomi Novik
Throne of Jade – – Naomi Novik*
Black Power War – Naomi Novik*
Empire of Ivory – Naomi Novik*
Victory of Eagles – Naomi Novik*
Tounges of Serpents – Naomi Novik*
Crucible of Gold – Naomi Novik*
Blood of Tyrants – Naomi Novik*
Across the Face of the World – Russell Kirkpatrick*
In the Earth abides the flame – Russell Kirkpatrick*
The Right Hand of God – Russell Kirkpatrick*
Path of Revenge – Russell Kirkpatrick*
Dark Heart – Russell Kirkpatrick*
Beyond the Wall of Time – Russell Kirkpatrick*
The Dragon’s Path – Daniel Abraham
The King’s Blood – Daniel Abraham
The Tyrant’s Law – Daniel Abraham*
The Widow’s House – Daniel Abraham*
The Spider’s War – Danel Abraham*
Unclean Spirits – M.L.N. Hanover
Darker Angels – M.L.N. Hanover
Vicious Grace – M.L.N. Hanover
Killing Rites – M.L.N. Hanover
Graveyard Child – M.L.N. Hanover*
The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson*
Shadows of Self – Brandon Sanderson*
The Bands of Mourning – Brandon Sanderson*
Shadows in Flight – Orson Scott Card*
Earth Unaware – Orson Scott Card*
Earth Afire – Orson Scott Card*
The Hobbit – J R R Tolken
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolken
Astrics are ones I haven’t read before.
Items in Italics are low on the list.
Items in Bold are high on the list.
Items in regular font are mid list.
I know I won’t finish the list this year, but I can try to make a dent. I also will prioritize any review requests I receive with ARCs.