Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today’s topic is one I have no trouble coming up with candidates for, because I just do not have enough time to read all the books I want to read. This doesn’t stop me from buying them — which is why half the books on my shelf are books I haven’t read yet — and I assume one day I will have read everything I want to read. But I may have to grow old and wrinkly first.
And then I’ll need someone to read to me, because my eyesight will be failing. Probably along with my sanity.
So there are many series I have started and not finished/continued yet. Most of which I plan to finish eventually. Sometimes I think back fondly on my pre-book-blogging days, when I could read a whole series in one fell swoop and then take my time to ponder the next thing I picked up. Now I feel like there are so many things I want to read, I don’t have the luxury of reading an entire series all together, because then when will I read the other books?
To be clear, the problem of too many good books is not a bad one to have. It’s why I keep buying more books. I want to read them ALL.
But anyway, for the purposes of this list, I won’t discuss the series where I’ve read the first book or two, but haven’t continued. These are all series where I have read none of the books, even though I really want to. Half of these are already on my bookshelf. Just waiting for the right time to plunge in.
And yes, in some cases, the reason I’m itching to read this series is because the author is awesome on Twitter. Proof that if you are awesome on Twitter, people like me will buy your books, even if we don’t have time to actually read them. I will link to the author’s Twitter profile, so you can follow them and experience their awesomeness too.
So here we go! (Yes, there is a LOT of fantasy on here. And what’s ridiculous is I do read a lot of fantasy. There’s just so much of it! I need to devote a year to just catching up on fantasy. And it would be a glorious year.)
Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet
The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano (Book 1: Wither)
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi (Book 1: Shatter Me)
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa (Book 1: The Iron King)
The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta (Book 1: Finnikin of the Rock)
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (Book 1: Shadow and Bone)
The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima (Book 1: The Demon King)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor (Book 1: Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
The Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins (Book 1: Hex Hall)
The Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Book 1: Beautiful Creatures)
Of Poseidon trilogy by Anna Banks (Book 1: Of Poseidon)
Fortunately, not all of these series are complete yet. Some are still on book one! So I’m not so very far behind. Except for the part where I probably will prioritize those last, and by the time I finally get around to them, the entire series will be out. But then I can consume them all in a glorious sleep-deprived three days of binge reading like I did with The Hunger Games.
Also, I now feel wholly inadequate as a reader and as a book blogger. Nothing like compiling a list of fabulous books that you haven’t had time to crack open yet to make you want to cancel the rest of March, and possibly April as well.
If you need me, I’ll be over here, in my bunker, buried under my TBR pile.