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Cosmere Readathon 2024!

Updated: Jan 11

If you've been following me for any length of time, you know I am a huge Brandon Sanderson fan! I read my first book by him (Way of Kings) when I was 19 and devoured the 6 books he had out at the time. He is an auto-buy author for me, and I always read his new releases almost immediately.


While I don't think he's ever written a book I didn't enjoy, my favorites by him tend to be the Cosmere books. Many of his fantasy books take place in the same universe, though they can be read independently of each other (similar to Marvel).



In December of 2024, the 5th book in his Stormlight series (an epic fantasy series set in the Cosmere) comes out and I am beyond excited! To prepare for it and for fun, I am doing a Cosmere rereadathon this year. If you would like to reread the Stormlight books and/or any Cosmere books, or read them for the first time, you are welcome to join along!


I am not planning on reading Allomancer Jack or White Sands (because they aren't my favorite) and I am also not reading any of the secret projects from 2023, because I have read them so recently.


Here is a rough schedule of what I am planning to read and when. I'll be posting on Instagram stories about my progress and talking some about them as I read through them.


January - The Final Empire

February - The Well Ascension

March - Hero of Ages, Mistborn: Secret History, and The Eleventh Metal

April - Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self

May - Bands of Mourning and The Lost Metal

June - Warbreaker

July - Elantris, Hope of Elantris, and Emperor's Soul

August - Way of Kings

September - Words of Radiance and Edgedancer

October - Oathbringer and Dawnshard

November - Rhythm of War

December - Sixth of Dusk and Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell


January

The Final Empire

I wanted to start with Mistborn, one of Sanderson's first series. It is still one of my favorite series of all time and I'm excited to revisit it.


















February

The Well of Ascension

This is the second Mistborn book. These are long enough books that I'm trying to keep it to one book for the month. If I finish early, I can start the next book in the series early.


















March

Hero of Ages

This the final book of the original Mistborn series.




















Mistborn: Secret History

This is a short novella that should be read after the original series (because it has spoilers for the final book). It's short enough that I don't mind including it with the final Mistborn book.

















The Eleventh Metal

This is a companion short story to the original series. I don't remember a lot about it and am excited to reread it. It's a short story, so it doesn't matter too much where I put it in the schedule, and I liked the idea of finishing up the original Mistborn material in March.














April

Alloy of Law

Shadows of Self

These are the first two in the Wax and Wayne series, books that take place in the same world as the original Mistborn series but hundreds of years later. They are shorter than the Mistborn books and I needed to double up on them in order to finish the Cosmere books this year.















May

Bands of Mourning

The Lost Metal

These are the last two of the Wax and Wayne series. If I were reading the Allomancer Jack stories, this is where I would have put them.
















June

Warbreaker

This is a standalone (with potential for more books) that has big tie-ins with the Stormlight series. It has been many years since I read this book and am feeling very ready for a refresh on the characters that cross over.















July

Elantris

This is another standalone novel and was Brandon Sanderson's first published novel. I have always loved the romance in this one. It is also the one that has been longest since I've read it.

















Hope of Elantris

This is a companion short story to Elantris that I remember very little about.



















Emperor's Soul

This is a novella that takes place in the same world as Elantris. Because of that, and because Elantris is shorter than Warbreaker, I thought it would be good to include it in July.

















August

Way of Kings

This is the first book in the Stormlight Archive (the series that the new release is a part of). I have reread this many times (at least once before any new books came out and then again with each new release) but it has so much to it, that I don't think I'll ever be able to reread it too many times. I am especially looking forward to the ending, as it is one of my favorite endings ever.











September

Words of Radiance

This the second book in the Stormlight Archive.



















Edgedancer

This is a novella that takes place between Words of Radiance and Oathbringer. It is a "novella" but is actually fairly long. If I don't have time to read it in September, I'll read it at the beginning of October before jumping into Oathbringer.
















October

Oathbringer

This is the third book in the Stormlight Archive and the one I am most looking forward to. It's my favorite book in the series (Dalinar is my favorite character, and I will never NOT cry at his big moment in this book).















Dawnshard

Dawnshard is another Stormlight novella and takes place between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War. I remember loving it when I read it and am especially looking forward to a refresh on some things after reading the fourth secret project.
















November

Rhythm of War

This is the fourth Stormlight novel and I really, really need to reread it as I've only read it the one time when it first released.


















December

Sixth of the Dusk

This is an earlier novella by Brandon Sanderson, and it has been a long time since I read it. Because December is a busier month and the fifth Stormlight book comes out early in the month, I wanted to pick a quicker reread (or two).
















Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell

This is another novella in the Cosmere. These two reads combined will not take a lot of time to read and will be easily doable in December.


















I am very much looking forward to a deeper dive into the Cosmere next year and to the release of Wind and Truth!





Are you a Cosmere fan? What is a new release you are looking forward to in 2024? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!


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