(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
Last week, I missed Top Ten Tuesday for the first time. I had too much on my plate, and I couldn’t think of anything Father’s day related to write… So I skipped it! Aren’t I a rebel?
But I could talk about the series that I haven’t read for HOURS. I struggle to commit, which means I hardly even start them, let alone finish them! I promise myself I’m going to binge-read all the books when they’re all out, but it hardly ever happens.
These ten series are all ones that I haven’t started YET. As I’m off to university in September, I’m planning on taking a bunch of these with me and forcing my way through them. Hopefully I’ll have read all ten of these (or at least started them!) by the end of the year.
10) The Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris
I binge-watched the entire TV show within a month while I was on study leave, catching up to watch the last season as it premiered. Something about the southern accents really helped me focus on my revision! I own all of the books, but I haven’t convinced myself to pick them up yet. I’m sure they’re going to be very fun and extremely fast reads, so hopefully I can burn through all thirteen of them…
9) The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
This is another lengthy series – fifteen books! – which I’ve been collecting for the past few years. I’d lost interest in it, because vampires have fallen out of fashion, but Anya from An Awful Lot of Reading has told me I must read them. The Morganville Vampires series is one of her favourite series of all times, and I trust her judgment.
8) The Demon Road trilogy by Derek Landy
I put off starting the Demon Road trilogy because I wanted to wait for the third book to hit the shelves, but I haven’t had a chance to get hold of it yet! It’s ridiculously popular in my local library, so there’s a bit of a wait list. I was accepted for the first two books via NetGalley, so I’m going to purchase a copy of the third book and prioritise these.
7) The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Hahahahahaha. I’m kidding myself if I think I’m actually going to have the focus to read ‘The Bone Season’. Not only are these books rather chunky, they’re the start of a predicted SEVEN BOOK series. The first three are out already, but I can’t start reading them until more are out or I’ll need to re-read, and I don’t have the time for that! They sound so interesting, though…
6) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I’m still conflicted over whether I want to read the Throne of Glass series or not. I’ve heard amazing things about it, but I’ve also heard that it’s all kinds of reductionist. I enjoyed ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ but didn’t feel compelled to carry on with the rest of the trilogy… Maybe this series will finally help me see why others love Maas’ writing.
5) Legend by Marie Lu
My best friend recommended that I read this series many, many years ago, because she absolutely loved it. (She also recommended I read Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Quartet, which I’ve attempted twice and abandoned!). I promised her I’d give it a go, so I purchased it… But I’m yet to pick it up. At least they’ll remind me of her when I’m at university!
4) The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I bought this when I heard it was going to be made into a movie, because I wanted to read it and then go and see the film. Well, the first film came out three years ago, and I still haven’t even started it! Whoops… Maybe I can get them all done in time to go and see the third film, which is apparently being released next year.
3) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This is another trilogy that I was planning to read before the films were released. Quell your laughter! I’ve actually seen the first film, which is completely against my morals: I ALWAYS read the books first! This is the problem with going to birthday parties, but I actually loved it. I don’t know why I didn’t decide to read it straight after that.
2) A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Every single time I write a list of the books I want to read, ‘A Game of Thrones’ pops up. I adore the TV show and I’m so attached to the majority of the characters – I even love the bad guys, for being so deliciously evil! I’ve heard that the books are far more convoluted, though. Apparently there are a lot more side characters, the majority of which are completely unnecessary. I find that intimidating, because my small brain won’t be able to cope with the overload.
I’m probably going to take the first of these to university with me, and switch for the next one every time I come home. That should get me reading them regularly.
1) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
I have a feeling I read ‘Northern Lights’ when I was younger, but I can’t remember a thing about it. I’m determined to catch up on this series before ‘The Book of Dust’ releases at the end of the year. Helpfully, I bought a beautiful copy of all three books collected into one in a charity shop recently – that should make it easier to fly through them!
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday. Do you recommend any of these series, or are you yet to read them yourself?