Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the prompt is series I’ve been meaning to read but just haven’t gotten to yet. There are SO MANY series! For many of the series on my TBR I am actually in the middle of them right now (Oops…), but I decided those didn’t count for this post. So instead, I give you ten series I for some reason I just never pick up. It was hard to narrow down the list!
All titles below are links to the series Goodreads page for all books in that particular series.
10 Series I’ve Been Meaning to Read but Just Haven’t Gotten to Yet
If you read my reviews at all, then you know I don’t start a series until all the books are out. Why? Because I can’t keep all the darn details in my brain. I need to be able to binge read them if I can. So, most of the series below are incomplete at this time, but that doesn’t mean I want to read them any less! Without further ado…
The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle comes to mind first because Rothfuss’s writing has inspired my significant other’s writing so much– and I’m almost frustrated I haven’t read it yet. My other half is constantly making references to this series (I doubt he even notices) so I feel left out, for sure. Hurry up and finish, Rothfuss!
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
I’m pretty sure that no fantasy fan needs an introduction to this series. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves that Sanderson has about eighty-gagillion series he’s in the middle of writing. The only books of his I’ve read are The Reckoner’s trilogy and his Wheel of time books. I only recently learned that this series is COMPLETED. There is a second Mistborn trilogy being written, but they are separate. My grubby paws cannot wait!
Extraordinary Voyages by Jules Verne
It’s hard to believe I’ve never read a single Jules Verne book, actually. I think about them more often than most classic lit novels. But I hold myself back thinking I might not enjoy them! These are more-or-less steampunk adventure stories rom the 19th century. What could I dislike? 😉
Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
I’m pretty sure this trilogy is ALSO on every Top Fantasy Series list in the world. Why I haven’t picked this one up yet? Pure forgetfulness. That’s all it is… But man, do I want to dig into this world!
The Edge by Ilona Andrews
My ventures into paranormal fiction happen occasionally. Mostly spurred on by my mother. My mother has awesome taste in mysteries. But sometimes, I’m just not in the mood for paranormal fiction. That said, The Edge is her favorite paranormal fiction series, so I *must* look into it some day!
The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
I adore Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books, so when a spin off series was being published I jumped at it. Alas– the second book was only recently published and this is a seies of 5. It looks like I’m waiting.
Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore
This story calls to me. It’s like the ocean to my Moana. A tale of one of the king’s nieces born with an extreme skill– only her skill is killing others. Obviously there will be murder, intrigue, and romance. Yes please!
Temeraire by Naomi Novik
My favorite book club is my Kids Lit book club. The women in that group just click so well with me– they are some of the most important people in my life. When Rebecca recommended this series, I knew I’d have to read them all. but there are NINE books in this series! Oy. I’ll start it one summer when I’m feeling like a commitment. But I can’t wait to read this. Napoleon’s dragons?! Yes please!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Sometimes, even I want to read some fluffy pop literature. I’ve been waiting for Lola and the Boy Next Door to come in from the library forever. Once I get through that series, I’ll be tackling this one next.
Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder
For #AnneReadAlong2017, I’ve rekindled a part of my childhood I thought might be long gone. As a child, I was never really interested in reading the Little House books. But, now that I am in love with Anne Shirley they suddenly appeal to me…
Anything by Mercedes Lackey
With so many series to her name, Bard’s Tale, Five Hundred Kingdoms, Brainship, Dragon Jousters… etc… it’s a shock I’ve never read Lackey’s fantasy.I have never picked up a Lackey book because of one silly reason: the covers. Those covers are so corny and tacky… I just can’t get past them. I know that there is a place in the world for kitschy 70’s fantasy covers– but I just can’t get into them. That said, the world always has amazing things to say about her fantasy books. And who am I to judge a book by it’s cover?
What do you think?
- Have you read any of these series? What do you think? Where should I start?
- What series above are on your To Read list?
- What is the next new series you want to start reading?
- Any other completed series you think I should consider for my TBR?