Project Realms Reads

There are just shy of 300 books set in the Forgotten Realms and I’m going to be embarking on an epic adventure to read as many of them as I can.  I planned this challenge quite a while ago and only got one book in before life got crazy and put a lot of things on a halt.  I’m ready and excited to pick this project back up.  Anyone who wishes to join me at any point and/or for any certain book(s) please feel free.

The project will start on October 2nd.  The 1st year to see a forgotten realms book was 1987 and only one book was published that year.

Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles will be starting us off.  It is book 1 of the Moonshae trilogy and takes place in the realm year 1345 DR.

A cursed denizen of an ancient era again walks the islands of the Moonshaes, and the sacred realm of the Goddess Earthmother shudders under its vile onslaught.

A bold but reckless prince, a beautiful young druidess, and their companions both magical and mortal do their best to protect their cherished homeland.

If only their best was good enough.

For Anyone Planning On Joining:

If you plan to buy the book rather than borrow it I encourage you to check out your local bookstore.  If you don’t know of any in your area you can search these sites to find your closest independent bookstore:

International List

Just UK & Ireland

Just USA

If you prefer to use the library you can search WorldCat to find the closest one to you that has a copy (or just search your local libraries database directly whichever you prefer.)

If you want or need to purchase the book online here are some places I would recommend to check out.

Better World Books

Half Price Books

ThriftBooks 

Wordery 

Book Depository 

Reading Plan:

Oct 2nd – Oct 8th:  Chapter 1-6

Oct 9th – Oct 15th:  Chapter 7-13

Oct 16th – Oct 22nd:  Chapter 14-19

Oct 23 – Oct 29th:  Chapter 20 To End

Oct 30 – Nov 5th:  Off week and schedule for 1988 block posted

Rules & Structure:

  • All books were checked to be sure they can either be easily found and purchased for less than $20 USD OR available in at least 100 libraries based on WorldCat. (For most of them both criteria fit but I was only requiring one to have it be part of this project).
  • Most of these are series, so I have a series-specific rule.   If I get a quarter of the way thru a series and just am not enjoying it the series will be dropped from the project.
  • Books will be read in publication order.
  • For anyone who decided to join me for any of the books, I will be setting up a schedule and since I want this to be low pressure and fun it will be slower reader-friendly!  There will also be an “off week” in-between books both to pace myself and also in case anyone (including me lol) who may have gotten behind on the chapter goals has some catchup time.
  • Schedules will be posted in “year blocks”  based on their original publication year.

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  1. Ahhh, this is awesome! I’m a massive FR fan and have – I’ve just counted – 117 of them on my shelves. Haha, guess that means I have 183 left to buy!!

    Good luck with reading them all, if ever I find time between my current reads/TBR I’d love to read through them again 😀

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