It’s time for this year’s first reading challenge which is going to be

The challenge has four levels:

• Inquisitive – Read 3 Speculative Fiction novels.

• Enthusiastic – Read 6 Speculative Fiction novels.

• Addicted – Read 12 Speculative Fiction novels.

• Obsessed – Read 24 Speculative Fiction novels.

I’m, of course, aiming for the Obsessed level. I’ll be starting the year with fantasy and updating this list as I go:

1, Naomi Novik: Victory of Eagles
2, Elaine Cunningham: Wizardwar
3, Caleb Fox: Zadayi Red
4, Sharon Shinn: Dark Moon Defender
5, Kristine Smith: Rules of Conflict
6, Lois McMaster Bujold: The Curse of Chalion
7, R. A. MacAvoy: Tea with the Black Dragon
8, Caleb Fox: Zadayi Red
9, Megan Whalen Turner: the Queen of Attolia
10, Ilona Andrews: Magic Bites
11, Kirsten Imani Kasai: Ice Song
12, Mike Shepard: Kris Longknife: Mutineer