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Postby BillSmiley » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:09 pm

Dang! and I thought I had lots of books hahaha, I can't imagine having a staircase loaded with books :lol: I guess I'll need to up my game
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Postby Cabochard » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:48 am

Myself, book-wise, I've been steadily chewing through all of them over the past two or three months. At this point, I think I'm just missing the last two Alloy of Law books, and Oathbringer. I'm still torn on Oathbringer - I want to read it now, but I also want to wait til I can get it as a mass-market paperback so it looks pretty on my shelf with the others and I don't have to lug a hardcover book around.
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Postby Herowannabe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:54 am

Cabochard wrote:Myself, book-wise, I've been steadily chewing through all of them over the past two or three months. At this point, I think I'm just missing the last two Alloy of Law books, and Oathbringer. I'm still torn on Oathbringer - I want to read it now, but I also want to wait til I can get it as a mass-market paperback so it looks pretty on my shelf with the others and I don't have to lug a hardcover book around.


That's a tough call... If you want my honest advice, hold off on Oathbringer until you manage to finish Mistborn (don't forget about Mistborn: Secret History AFTER you've read Bands of Mourning), as well as Elantris and Warbreaker if you haven't read those yet. As you may or may not know, most of Brandon's books exist in the same universe, called "the Cosmere," and as such there is a bit of behind-the-scenes and sometimes not-so-behind-the-scenes crossovers between series. There is a fair bit of this going on in Oathbringer, if you know what to look for. ;)
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Postby Cabochard » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:01 am

Herowannabe wrote:
Cabochard wrote:Myself, book-wise, I've been steadily chewing through all of them over the past two or three months. At this point, I think I'm just missing the last two Alloy of Law books, and Oathbringer. I'm still torn on Oathbringer - I want to read it now, but I also want to wait til I can get it as a mass-market paperback so it looks pretty on my shelf with the others and I don't have to lug a hardcover book around.


That's a tough call... If you want my honest advice, hold off on Oathbringer until you manage to finish Mistborn (don't forget about Mistborn: Secret History AFTER you've read Bands of Mourning), as well as Elantris and Warbreaker if you haven't read those yet. As you may or may not know, most of Brandon's books exist in the same universe, called "the Cosmere," and as such there is a bit of behind-the-scenes and sometimes not-so-behind-the-scenes crossovers between series. There is a fair bit of this going on in Oathbringer, if you know what to look for. ;)


Oh man, I hadn't known about Secret History. I have read Elantris and Warbreaker, though. To keep from getting burnt out, I've been reading standalone books in between series books - it helps break it up pretty well.
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Postby Zath » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 pm

Alright, for the purpose of avoiding spoilers and figuring out who knows what, I hereby declare that I have read all of the Cosmere books and short stories published by Brandon Sanderson at this point and almost all of his other published work. I haven't spent much time on his website or on 17th Shard, so if he hasn't written it explicitly in one of his books then I probably don't know about it.

If you need more detail, these are all the Brandon Sanderson books/short stories I've read so far:
Cosmere:
-Mistborn: The Final Empire
-The Well of Ascension
-The Hero of Ages
-The Alloy of Law
-Shadows of Self
-The Bands of Mourning
-Mistborn: Secret History
-The Eleventh Metal
-Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania
-The Way of Kings
-Words of Radiance
-Oathbringer
-Edgedancer
-Elantris
-The Emperor's Soul
-The Hope of Elantris
-Warbreaker
-White Sand: Vol. 1 (the graphic novel)
-Shadows for Silence
-Sixth of the Dusk
-Arcanum Unbounded

Non-Cosmere:
-The Reckoners series (Steelheart, Firefight, Calamity, plus the short story Mitosis)
-Snapshot (part of the Reckoners universe, I believe, if only tangentially)
-The Rithmatist
-Alcatraz Vs. the Evil Librarians books 1-5 (they are hilarious)
-Legion and Legion: Skin Deep
-The Wheel of Time (I read the entire 15 book series just to get to the 3 books that Sanderson wrote--though I soon gained a lot of respect for Robert Jordan as a fantastic world-builder and author)
-Firstborn
-Perfect State

These are the Sanderson books I have NOT read so far (though I plan on shortening this list soon):
-Infinity Blade 1-2
-Dragonsteel
-Defending Elysium
-River of Souls
-Dreamer
-Heuristic Algorithm and Reasoning Response Engine
-Centrifugal
-I Hate Dragons

Oof. Sorry this post is so long. :oops: Information overload, a tad?
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Postby jeremyguebert » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:56 am

I love the thorough list, Zath.

Definitely recommend shortening your not-read list (I Hate Dragons is a great, funny short story, and River of Souls provides some excellent background information on a particular character from Wheel of Time), but that's definitely an impressive start.

Never having been to Utah, my own not-read list consists solely of Dragonsteel.
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