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.
I absolutely love, love, love Shatter Me & Unravel Me. I haven’t heard of Cinda Williams Chima but I do need to start all of the other series you listed. Can’t wait to get to these later in the year!
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oh man so many good ones but on your list I’d say hands down The Grisha Series should be first!
Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings
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Wow, there are so many great series up there that I’ve read. Hex Hall is great and funny while the Iron Fey is amazing and magical. Daughter of Smoke & Bone was a great book but I haven’t read the sequel yet.
Shatter Me and The Grisha Trilogy are two series that I’ve been dying to read for a pretty long time. Of Poseidon is another one I want to read but I completely forgot about it while making my list…
Have fun trying to get out from under your TBR pile, yet again I know from experience that TBR piles do create pretty comfy forts. 🙂
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I want to read the Grisha series like WHOA. However, I forgot to put it on my list… lol.
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I have several of these on my list as well. Glad to know I’m not the only one who hasn’t read these yet. Thanks for sharing!
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We have a lot of series in common. I didn’t include some of them on my list though.
The iron Fey books and Hex Hall are fun. I recently bought Finnikin of the Rock and I hope to read it soon. I’m now reading Shadow and bone; it’s SO GOOD. I have the Demon King on my list for this month. The same for Daughter of smoke and bone. I was really excited for Of Poseidon, but I’ve read a review and that made me less enthusiastic. But I hope to try it anyway.
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So many amazing series, it makes you dizzy! We share Daughter of Smoke and Bone! And Of Poseidon is one of the many series who didn’t make the Top Ten, but are on my wish list! Let’s hope one day we’ve read them all! 🙂
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I also have Wither, The Iron Fey, and Beautiful Creatures on my list! I want to try and read the Beautiful Creatures series soon, seeing that the movie is now out. Also want to buy me Fever and Sever to read. I really want to read Of Poseidon, Shatter Me and Shadow and Bone, as they all look fantastic!
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oh, Daughter of Smoke and Bone was FANTASTIC, but I could not get into the second one, probably because it’d been so long since I read the first. the same is true for Finnikin of the Rock. Both those series have A LOT going on and it’s hard to remember everything, so I think this is definitely a case of “wait until all books are out” before starting, you know what i mean?
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I highly recommend Shatter Me!
I have some similar books on my own list. I totally forgot to mention Daughter of Smoke and Bone!
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So many great series. Love The Iron Fey and Shatter me. Great list!
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The Chemical Garden made it on my list too, though Beautiful Creatures is one I’d also like to start. Shatter Me was an amazing book and I can’t wait to read the entire series!
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I really loved Shadow and Bone and the Hex Hall was so much fun.
Good luck getting some of these knocked out! My Top Ten Tuesday!
I love Lumatere Chronicles, Hex Hall, and Iron Fey! I still need to read Beautiful Creatures too. Glad I’m not the only one. Thanks for sharing!
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Wither, Shatter Me and Beautiful Creatures are all on my list too! 😀
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The Seven Realms and Iron Fey are both on my list. And I totally should have included Shadow and Bone, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Finnikin of the Rock. I must admit that I was very disappointed with Of Poseidon. Maybe my expectations where too high.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure I need a year of uninterrupted reading to make a sizable dent in my TBR pile! And it just keeps getting bigger and bigger 🙂
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I really, really liked The Chemical Garden trilogy! And YES go read Shadow and Bone!!!! Definitely one of my favorites. Of Poseidon is a great one too. Very funny and definitely a lot of interesting twists on mermaid stories. I’m not usually one for “mermaid books” so that was definitely a surprise that I liked it so much!
Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide recently posted..Top Ten Tuesday – March 5, 2013
I know how you feel. So many of these are great an d I am working my way through and other are on my to read list. But if I had to pick one to recommend it would be Daughter of Smoke and Bone hands down.
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