2016: SilentRoamer by the numbers.

2016: SilentRoamer by the numbers.

I wanted to do another yearly roundup of my 2016 reading related activities; as I did last year I have been keeping track over at The Second Apocalypse Forums. So thanks to the posters over there for their participation.

Yearly Targets for keeping track of my overall target and any particular books I wanted to read. You can see my totals summarized here:

2016 Target Result 14/20 – After a good start my reading dropped off and unfortunately I missed my target. Better luck this year.

  • Frank Herbert: God Emperor of Dune – Read 19/01/2016
  • Peter F. Hamilton: Abyss Beyond Dreams – Read 10/02/201
  • Roger Zelazny: Guns of Avalon Read – 20/02/201
  • Roger Zelazny: Sign of the Unicorn Read – 03/03/2016
  • Roger Zelazny: The Hand of Oberon Read – 21/03/2016
  • Roger Zelazny: The Courts of Chaos Read – 28/03/2016
  • Dave DeBurgh: Betrayals Shadow Read – 08/04/2016
  • Brandon Sanderson: The Alloy of Law Read – 14/04/2016
  • Robin Hobb: Farseer #2: Royal Assassin – Read 05/05/2016
  • Robin Hobb: Farseer #3: Assassins Quest – Read 06/06/2016
  • Robert Heinlein: Starship Troopers – Read 10/06/2016
  • R. Scott Bakker: The Great Ordeal – Read 05/07/2016
  • Richard Mathieson: The Shrinking Man – Read 09/11/2016
  • Richard Mathieson: I Am Legend – Read 28/12/2016

Book Purchases is an ongoing thread for my probable tsonduko issues. All of my book purchases for 2016 are listed below:


  • Stephen Donaldson: Mordant Need #2: A Man Rides Through
  • Bernard Cornwell: The Pale Horse
  • Conn Iggulden: Emperor of Gods
  • Arthur Conan Doyle: The Lost World
  • Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson: The Winds of Dune


  • Andy Weir: The Martian
  • Brian Staveley: The Emperors Blades


  • J.R.R.Tolkien: The Silmarillion
  • J.R.R.Tolkien: Tree and Leaf; Smith of Wootton Major; The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
  • Robert Jordan: Wheel of Time #1: Eye of the World
  • David Gemmell: Rigante #1: Sword in the Storm


  • Gene Wolfe: The Knight
  • Gene Wolfe: The Wizard
  • Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun Volume 1 Shadow and Claw
  • Raymond Feist: Silverthorn
  • John Scalzi: Old Man’s War
  • John Scalzi: The Ghost Brigades
  • John Scalzi: Last Colony
  • John Scalzi: Zoe’s Tale


  • Anthony Ryan: Blood Song
  • David Gemmell: Dark Moon
  • Peter F. Hamilton: Pandora’s Star
  • David Gemmell: The Legend of Deathwalker


  • Dan Simmons: Endymion
  • Raymond. E. Feist: A Darkness at Sethanon
  • Ian C. Esselmont: Stonbreaker


  • Robert Jordan: The Wheel of Time #4: The Shadow Rising
  • Justin Richards: Doctor Who The Secret Lives of Monsters
  • Bernard Cornwell: The Last Kingdom
  • Mark Lawrence: Prince of Fools 
  • David & Stella Gemmell: Troy Fall of Kings
  • Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson
  • Orson Scott Card: Speaker for the Dead


  • Paulo Bacigalupi: The Windup Girl
  • Brian Aldiss: Helliconia Winter
  • Brian Aldiss: Helliconia Summer
  • Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
  • Patricia Kennealy: A Hawks Grey Feather
  • Garth Nix: Lirael
  • Joe Abercrombie: Best Served Cold
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky: Shadows of the Apt #8: The Air War


  • Michael Cobley: Humanitys Fire #1: Seeds of Earth
  • Paul Hoffman: The Beating of Wings
  • Brent Weeks: The Lightbringer Trilogy #1: The Black Prism
  • Clark Ashton Smith: Fantasy Masterworks #27: The Emperor of Dreams
  • Terry Brooks: High Druid of Shannara #3: Straken
  • Ernest Cline: Ready Player One
  • Richard Morgan: The Steel Remains


  • Richard Matheson: I Am Legend
  • Star Wars: Complete Locations
  • Robert V.S Redick: The River of Shadows
  • Neal Asher: The Technician
  • Neil Gaiman: American Gods
  • Vernor Vinge: A Fire Upon the Deep

Hopefully my reading this year is going to be more on target. The new Yearly Totals thread is up and running on The Second Apocalypse so hopefully I can hit 25 this year!

Happy Reading all.


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