|Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.|
Every once in a while I participate in this one when I either
1) Like the theme, and/or 2) Have the time!
This week's topic:
Top Ten Series We've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't! ^^;;;!
This week's Top Ten Tuesday makes us feel GUILTY!!! There are SO MANY books out there and SO LITTLE time. Here are a few of the series we've been dying to begin!
In no particular order...
1) The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks
2) The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
I waited until all four of these were out. Then I borrowed them all from the library...and returned them unread. Then I bought the boxset in paperback. And now there are two books out in a sequel series and I STILL haven't gotten around to this series! Truly, I'm a horrible human being....
3) The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
Okay, okay, I actually read the first book! Then...I decided to wait until all three were out to finish the trilogy. Which then became six books PLUS three prequel books. So now there are nine books?? But the final two books come out at the end of this year, so maybe the time has finally come to dive back into this series!
4) The Kingkiller Chronicle series by Patrick Rothfuss
THESE FANTASY NOVELS. THEY SLAY ME!!!
Yet another series that I'm waiting to finish! I read a couple hundred pages of THE NAME OF THE WIND until I had to return it to a co-worker who was leaving, and then I decided to wait until all three books were out to buy a copy for just in case the cover changed, etc. Now...well, I'm still waiting! But as a fantasy writer myself, I definitely understand the long waits! Fantasy world building is HARD!!!!
5) The Elemental Blessings series by Sharon Shinn
My dad bought me the first two books for Christmas. The third book never came out in paperback, and I assumed the fourth wouldn't, either, so I grabbed it recently during a Book Outlet sale. I still have to read these books, however. I hear they're really fantastic. And I'm a huge sucker for elemental magic!!!
1) The Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo
This series has been on my TBR list for ages now, but even more so after I got to hear Leigh Bardugo speak at a panel during BookCon. The care she gives to world building is inspiring and that's what I keep hearing about Shadow and Bone, that the world will suck you in. I'm ready, it's going to happen, I swear on the sanctity of my bookshelf.
2) The Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore
So basically Bonnie is going to disown me if I don't get on this series soon. I have the first book, it's sitting on my shelf, and the way she talks about it, I know I'm going to love the medieval styled world and the strong heroine with badass skills. I WILL DO THE THING BONNIE, I WILL. DON'T DISOWN ME YET.
3) The Young Elites series by Marie Lu
4) The Fairyland series by Catherynne M. Valente
5) The Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab
I'm ashamed that it took me till the end of this trilogy to realize that I needed to read it. But now it just means I can binge read the whole thing until I explode with bookworm satisfaction. Magic, three different versions of London . . . and look at these covers!!!