To find the grail!
No, the grail.
For some reason every time the use of the word “quest” makes me start singing to Spamalot. There’s too much Monty Pythoning around here…
But that’s me digressing.
Aentee at Read at Midnight put forth an amazing reading challenge called The Reading Quest and just so I can force myself to read and catch up to my TBR, I decided I’d join in on the quest. That said, I doubt I’m going to get through all of the ones I’ve put on this list, but I’ll try to at least get my lovely Mage through her hero’s journey!
Now, normally I go straight for either the Rogue or Mage during my fantasy playthroughs (almost always a Rogue during my first playthroughs in Elder Scrolls and Dragon Age franchises), but occasionally being a mage has its perks. Like being able to heal yourself without waiting for your slow-ass party members. Or setting people on fire at whim. Erm. Not morbid at all or anything…
I do plan to do either Bard or Mage next, depending on whether or not I get out of the realm of side quests on top of the Mage quests… (and goodness knows I love my side quests!).
Just so I don’t lose track of which books I plan to read for each quest, I’m putting my master list down here:
The Quest Board Book List
The First Book of a Series – Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
A Book Set in a Different World – Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
A Book Based on Mythology – The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
A Book that Contains Magic – Goldenhand by Garth Nix
A Book With a One Word Title – Caraval by Stephanie Garber
A Book that has a TV/Movie Adaptation – Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
A Fairy Tale Retelling – Heartless by Marissa Meyer
A Book Cover with Striking Typography – Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
A Book Translated from Another Language – W.I.T.C.H. vol. 1 by Elisabetta Gnone (translated by Parke Godwin)
A Banned Book – Drama by Raina Telgemeier
A Book with a Verb in its Title – God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
A Book with a Weapon on its Cover – Eon by Alison Goodman
A Book with a Red Cover – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
A Book Published by a Small Press – Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
A Book with <500 Ratings On GoodReads – The Magic Mirror by Susan Hill Long
A Book Cover with a Partially Obscured Face – American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Potions – A Book Concocted by 2 Authors – The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
Time Warp – A Book Set in Either the Past or the Future – Dreadnought by Cherie Priest
Expansion – Read a Companion Novel or Short Story – Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Multiplayer – Buddy Read a Book – Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Mini-Game – Read a Graphic Novel, Novella, or Poem Collection – Monstress, Vol. 2 by Marjorie Liu
Grind – A Book with 500 Pages – Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Respawn – Read a Book You Previously DNF – Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
Animal Companion – Book Referencing an Animal in the Title – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I will be updating this list with links to reviews at some point!