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.