2020 Reading Summary

Another year of reading in the books. This year came in slightly off the pace of last year with 16 books and 10,959 pages completed. Highlights for this year include the Mistborn (era 1), Witcher, Lightbringer series plus a reread of the Stormlight Archive.

Following the release of the Witcher series on Netflix, I got into reading the Witcher books by Andrzej Sapkowski. The first two books of short stories were great and I finished those in no time. Once I got into the full length novels things started to slow down. I suspect it could be the translation from Polish to English but the books started to feel like a slog. I ended up only making it through four of the books, but I will come back to them eventually.

Then I started in on the Mistborn (era 1) series from Brandon Sanderson. Absolutely, loved this series and Vin quickly became a favorite character. As always Brandon Sanderson doesn't disappoint.

On a recommendation from a friend, I started the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. Great series of books so far. I did not get to finish the series this year, but it is at the top of my list to finish up next year.

With book four of the Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War, set to be released in November, I did a full reread of the first three books prior to release. The second read through was just as good as the first and maybe even better. During the reread, I picked up on several things I missed the first time through. I timed it perfectly and finishing the reread just in time for Rhythm of War. I really love this series.

Here is the full list of books in order of completion.

  1. The Last Wish (The Witcher 1) by Andrzej Sapkowski
  2. Sword of Destiny (The Witcher 2) by Andrzej Sapkowski
  3. Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn (era 1) 1) by Brandon Sanderson
  4. Blood of Elves (The Witcher 3) by Andrzej Sapkowski
  5. The Well of Ascension (Mistborn (era 1) 2) by Brandon Sanderson
  6. The Hero of Ages (Mistborn (era 1) 3) by Brandon Sanderson
  7. The Time of Contempt (The Witcher 4) by Andrzej Sapkowski
  8. The Black Prism (Lightbringer 1) by Brent Weeks
  9. The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer 2) by Brent Weeks
  10. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive 1) by Brandon Sanderson (2nd read)
  11. Wintersteel (Cradle 8) by Will Wight
  12. Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive 2) by Brandon Sanderson (2nd read)
  13. Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive 3) by Brandon Sanderson (2nd read)
  14. Dawnshard (Stormlight Archive novella) by Brandon Sanderson
  15. Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive 4) by Brandon Sanderson
  16. The Broken Eye (Lightbringer 3) by Brent Weeks