Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which we list our top tens of different topics each week!
This week’s topic is “top ten series I’d like to start but haven’t yet.”
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I have had the first three books in this series for over a year and I think it’s time that I dive into them. I am about to begin reading Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave so it’s great that I have his previous works that he is well-known for, and I will pick them up immediately if I love this start of a new series of his (although I’ve been meaning to read The Monstrumologist all along anyway).
All right. So this series has finally come to end with Brandon Sanderson writing the final three books after Robert Jordan passed away. There’s 14 books in the series and I have planned to get stuck into this popular fantasy series… finally! The first book The Eye of the World was published in 1990, three years before I was born, so of course I couldn’t stat the series back then. Maybe I should have picked the series up years ago, but ever since I started blogging and reviewing mostly Young Adult books I’ve rarely had the opportunity to read the genre of books I love most, which is Adult Fantasy (and Science Fiction). The Wheel of Time series is one of those fantasy series in which I am pushing myself to read over the coming years – beginning this year.
Like The Wheel of Time series, Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series spans numerous books – I believe there’s 10 so far, in addition to a spin-off. This is another series I have wanted to read. I own the first three books, which is a pretty good indication of my wanting to read them. Like most fantasy books Steven Erikson’s books are pretty dense, but nevertheless, despite my young adult reviewing endeavours, beginning this series is also on my to do list.
With only two books and a third coming out in the next few months Will Hill’s Department 19 series has garnered great reviews from readers young and old. It is a paranormal/supernatural series about a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural. So I guess it’s along the lines of Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy trilogy, but I must say, Will Hill may have done a way better job with this concept since Kiersten White’s is a paranormal romance and Will Hill’s is a not-so-much romance and with more action and adventure.
I have the first book Rot & Ruin after hearing so many amazing things about this young adult zombie series, so, you know, when you hear amazing things about a book you just want to read it yourself and experience that same amazement that others had experienced. I haven’t read many zombie books compared to everything I’ve read, so this may be great (actually, I read Darren Shan’s Zom-B recently but I didn’t enjoy that as much as I had hoped). And let’s hope it is!
Another zombie series on this list; I guess I feel like I’m missing out on some zombie action. Ever since the first book came out I have had my eye on these books but I just never got the chance to read them despite owning the The Enemy and The Dead. Since I have finished reading the Gone series by Michael Grant, I suppose this would be a series to indulge in as they’re kind of similar with the children of 14 thing.
Another series I’ve heard nothing but good things about. I have the first. I want to read the first. I want to read it all! (I also don’t think I’ve ever read Holly Black – *gasp*)
I’ve had the first two books The Painted Man and The Desert Spear for close to three years and I think it’s also time to begin them as the third book, The Daylight War, came out last month in February. What also has made me intrigued even more is hearing normal readers (not, say, bloggers and reviewers who constantly read) like my uncle saying to me: ‘Have you read Peter V. Brett’s books yet? They’re fantastic!’ THAT makes me want to read a book, and as I work at a bookstore and getting to be in contact with many many many everyday readers and what they recommend or what book they specifically adore always adds books to my list. This is another fantasy series.
The classic science fiction Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert. I have to admit I have not read these yet. I should’ve picked them up in high school as I always saw them in the library but I just didn’t have that urge to back then. But now, NOW, I will definitely attempt to read these six books.
Another fantasy series. Yes! Another fantasy series, I know. Along with Robin Hobb’s books, which sadly should be on this list too, Raymond E. Feist’s fantasy books are some that I desperately want to read as well. In time I will. In time.
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