TOP TEN TUESDAYS | Starting Another Series

I’ve been looking forward to this topic for weeks.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start bu Haven’t Yet.

I’m getting better with the series on my TBR; actually finishing them, back-to-back sometimes. I realized that I enjoy it that way. I get to be in the world for longer and I don’t forget anything in between books. Since I’m super late on this YA train, I have a crapton of finished series that I have yet to start. I narrowed down my ~extensive~ list to ten. Some of these I already own the whole set, some just the first book, and some I’ve yet to own the physical copy. I can’t guarantee I will get to them. That’s just the way it is. But I am interested. Very interested.

(This is a list of finished series. I have more to mention but a lot of them are still on-going.)


The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.
I’ve been intrigued by this since the first book came out. A princess runs away on her wedding day and she’s being chased down by two guys, her betrothed and an assassin. But you won’t know who’s who until the end. So many booktubers sing its praises. I’ve picked up and put down this series so many times – including just now at the Book Outlet sale.

The Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu.
My copies of the complete trilogy are all signed. I’m planning to marathon this before the release of Warcross or before the end of the year. I will read anything Marie Lu writes. Anything.

The Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen.
At first I thought this was a YA book but I eventually started seeing it shelved with the adult SFF. I honestly don’t know anything about this trilogy but I am interested to read it. I heard it’s high fantasy but still easy to follow.

Starcrossed trilogy by Leisa Reyven.
You will see this trilogy of my TBR until I actually pick it up and start it. I have the whole thing in paperback. Now that I’m getting in to New Adult, I just might pick this up this summer.

Prisoner of Night and Fog duology by Anne Blankman.
When I heard that this was about a world where Nazi Germany won, I put it on the top of my wishlist. When I finally got a copy of the two books, I planned to marathon it. But that didn’t happen. At least not yet. I love reading duologies back-to-back. I will definitely get to this around the fall season.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
I only have book 1 and have technically started it. I think I’m on chapter 2-3? But that was some time ago and I’ve forgotten much of it. This doesn’t have the best reviews but I’m still interested. I won’t go into this expecting a grown up Harry Potter. I heard that if you do that, you’ll only set yourself up for failure.

The Divine Cities trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett.
Again, I have all three books. This has been in my radar since the second book came out. It was offered on Blogging For Books but I didn’t have the 1st one. Then I won an ARC of the 3rd book a year later. I never forgot the blurb for the second book so I then decided to pick up the first one so I can read it.

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo.
I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of The Grisha trilogy. I was super disappointed, to be honest. But I heard that this duology is way better so I still have high hopes.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
I literally just finished The Scorpio Races on audio about a minute ago. Her writing is magic. I’m debating whether to listen to this series on audio or read it. Or both!

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
I was supposed to buy the boxed set today from the Book Outlet sale but in the end, I decided to skip the sale all together. It was $30 for all 4 books in hardcover including Fairest. But no thanks. Not right now. Eventually. Maybe when Winter is released on paperback. I’ve asked my brother time and again if Cinder was worth the read. He always said yes but for some reason, I never followed through. I think it’s about time I do.


I want your recommendations! Which ones have you already read? Which series should I prioritize? What else should I add to this list?

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#T5W | I Still Have Four Months to Go

Long time no see. This week, we are talking about Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year.

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I’m not much of a TBR girl. I’m a mood reader and I rarely follow at TBR. And really, those things can get away from my grasp fast. I acquire books faster than I can read them. I can read about one book a week but buy up to eleven in one go. Oops. 😉

Anyway, I’m splitting this into to Top 5s: five books I want to read before 2016 ends and five series that I want to start before 2016 ends. I’m only going to include books in my physical possession, books that are already released by the time of this post. For the series, I’m talking about those that I own, at least the first two books. I will not be counting any unreleased sequels. If only one book is out in a series, then that counts as only one book. Get it? Enough of these rules!

BOOKS

  1. A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab. I loved  A Darker Shade of Magic and I had this in my possession even before I finished that book. Why I didn’t marathon it, no one knows. I actually plan to read all of VE Schwab’s books before the end of the year but this takes priority.
  2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I’ve read mixed reviews but I’m way more intrigued than discouraged. This spurred a random impulsive Book Outlet haul not too long ago so I guess I really want to read this book? Yes.
  3. Lock In by John Scalzi. I’ve been wanting to read this book since hearing about it on booktube but I’m never in the mood for it. Soon, hopefully.
  4. Goth by Otsuichi. Out of all the Japanese books in my possession, I really want to read this as soon as possible. I want this book so badly that I bought it full price. (Which ended up being cheaper than buying it from an online bookstore that I frequent.)
  5. Any Brandon Sanderson book. I have the Mistborn trilogy, The Rithmatist, the first two books in The Reckoners series, and the first two books of The Stormlight Archive . I need to get started on this train!

I should also put Maggie Stiefvater on this list but I don’t own a single book by her. I really should remedy that. I’ve heard nothing but good things about her Raven Cycle and I want in on the action.

SERIES

  1. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I have all three books and I’m trying not to pick up Six of Crows. I want to read this first before going into that.
  2. The Winner’s Curse trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. I have the first two books, my copy of The Winner’s Crime is even signed! I bought it signed, by the way lol. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this trilogy and it involves music so… gimme!
  3. Snow Like Ashes duology by Sara Raasch. I bought both books in the Philippines during my vacation. It was cheaper there. Again, heard nothing but good things… this is in a lot of underrated book lists.
  4. Starcrossed trilogy by Leisa Rayven. I have all three; I even got the 3rd one for free! I’ve been curious about this series, at least Bad Romeo, for a long time.
  5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. I have the first two books. I found the first one as an ARC at a dollar bookstore. I even have a sampler of this when it first came out. Yeah, I think I really need to get started on this.

I also wanted to include You by Caroline Kepnes but that’s a duology and I don’t have the next book yet. I might decide on that once I read You. I fully intend to.