Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Top Ten Series I'd Like to Start But Haven't Yet

At first, I thought, what a great Top Ten Tuesday topic! I feel like there are so many series that I hear about that I haven't gotten a chance to start. But then...how to narrow it down? And what about all the stand-alone books I want to read? So here are a randomly selected ten series I'm interested in reading...

1. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

The first book, Shadow and Bone, sounds like a lot of other YA/dystopian fiction that I have enjoyed lately.

2. Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde

An alternate Britain where they mess around with classic novels? This has a lot of awesome potential (and potential to make me angry, but I've heard good things).

3. The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

The Hundred Thusand Kingdoms (the first book) has been on my list forever. I need to get on this.

4. The Dreamblood Duo by N.K. Jemisin

And, in the meantime, she's started another well-received fantasy series...

5. The Ship Breaker series by Paolo Bacigalupi

Another well-received YA/dystopian series, this one seems to have gotten more literary recognition, probably because of the author's more literary first book.

6. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

This 12-volume "book" written and set in mid-20th century Britain seems like it may be my cup of tea.

7. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

This seems to be a fantasy/alternate history classic at this point, and particularly interesting to me because of that overlap.

8. The Promethean Age novels by Elizabeth Bear

Now that I've established I like her writing style, I definitely want to read her Elizabethan-related books!

9. The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness

I've heard it described as a grown-up Harry Potter and I've glanced over some sumptuous descriptions of libraries in the first book.

10. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Mayer

Still need to read Cinder, and Scarlet just came out last month.

4 comments:

Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

I just finished Shadow and bone: It's freaking AWESOME! The lunar chronicles is also very good :)

Top 10 Tuesday - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

Susan said...

I'm in the middle of a couple of these series. I am up-to-date on The Lunar Chronicles, though -- it's fabulous! One of my very favorites.

Glad to have found you via TTT!

Bonnie R said...

Shadow & Bones was really good and the Outlander series is one of my all-time favorites. HUGE. But fantastic. :D
Good luck getting some of these knocked out! My Top Ten Tuesday!

Divergent Gryffindor said...

I have the Lunar Chronicles on my list too! :D Have a great day :)
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