As soon as I saw the prompt for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, I knew I had to participate. I am the QUEEN of unstarted series. Literally I have a small fortune sitting on my shelf just in series that I’ve bought and haven’t started. It’s sad, really. But it should definitely make for an interesting post!
Clicking on a book’s title will take you to its Goodreads page.
Yes, this is not a random joke or a “haha guys just kidding I got you!” Nope, I have literally not read the Throne of Glass series, despite the fact that I’ve had all the books IN HARDBACK sitting on my shelf for a solid year. I really really keep meaning to start this soon, although my expectations have been considerably lowered by all the criticism SJM has received lately. While I don’t think this series will be earth-shattering, I am very eager to recognize all the names and places that people are always throwing around, and to be a part of the conversation. I told myself that 2017 was gonna be the year I finally pick up these books, but so far that “prophecy” has not come to fruition.
I bet I really have you gaping now, huh! Yup, I’m probably the last human on the planet to never have touched a book by SJM. Although with this series, I at least only bought the first book, rather than the whole set. Again, I’m more interested in picking up these books just to see what they’re about and understand what people love (or don’t love) about it. At this point, I don’t see how they could possibly live up to the astronomical hype.
I’m basically just hitting all the YA staples first. I own the first two books in this series, but for some reason have yet to read them. And while I know a lot of people have mixed feelings (especially about Glass Sword), I just have this weird feeling that I’ll actually really like them. Maybe I’m setting myself up for disappointment, but I’m hoping to get to this series soon!
This is a lesser-hyped series than the previous three, but I own the first book and scored an ARC of the second at YALLFest 2016. Unfortunately, the fact that it’s on this list means I’ve yet to read them. My expectations for these books are fairly low, since I’ve mostly only read negative reviews, but I follow the author’s monthly newsletters (even though I’ve never read her books, I know, I’m weird like that) and she seems like a really cool person so I’m excited to read some of her work!
I’ve had the first book on my shelf for EONS and for some stupid reason I keep forgetting about it! Literally! Whenever I’m trying to think of what to read next, this book just never crosses my mind. Maybe it’s time to move it down from my top shelf. But I read Marie Lu’s Legend series a while back, loved it, and I really want to read the rest of her books too! Plus, TYE features an anti-hero as the protagonist, and since we all know who my favorite character is – The Bastard of the Barrel, aka Kaz Brekker, aka the biggest anti-hero the world has ever seen – I think it’s safe to say that I’ll enjoy this series.
Some would argue this isn’t exactly a series, since Crown of Wishes is technically a companion and not a sequel, but I think it counts. Brittany from @abibliophilesbkm on Instagram has been begging me to read these books for an eternity now, so I definitely thought this needed to be on the list. I’ve heard nothing but praise for this series, particularly Roshani’s gorgeous writing. I also follow Roshani around the web, and she is legitimately the most stunning human being on this planet and I wish I looked even a tenth as pretty as she does. Not that that has anything to do with her books necessarily, but they’re definitely on my mind a lot, LOL!
I got all these books in pretty matching hardbacks for Christmas this past year, and I really wanna read them. I think they might end up being too slow for my taste, but I did read The Scorpio Races by Maggie a long time ago and really enjoyed it! Her writing has a very unique flavor, and I hope to read more of it soon.
These books have the most gorgeous covers EVER and they sound really good. Jordyn @ Jordz the Bibliophile loves this sci-fi series, so they come highly recommended in my book. I’ve also had a paperback of the first book on my shelf literally since it came out, which is just pitiful.
I’ve had my eye on this series for probably a few years now, and I think I would really enjoy it. It seems like a solid high-fantasy that I could get behind, which I’m always on the lookout for. And I’ve mostly heard really good things about these books, so I’m eager to finally get around to reading them (whenever that turns out to be).
With all the updates about the approaching movie release, The Darkest Minds has been on my mind quite a lot. I’m not a huge fan of dystopia, but the occasional one done right can be a lot of fun to read. And I enjoyed Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger duology, so I wanna see if I like these too. It also doesn’t hurt that I got my paperback of TDM signed last fall by Alex herself!
And that’s my slightly absurd list of series that I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t yet. The really sad thing is, I could’ve listed probably 15 more. But I suppose that’s the life of an avid bookworm right?
Also I apologize if this post seems a little rushed, I didn’t have much time to write it, but I still really wanted to participate! So a list with no pictures and semi-crappy, repetitive explanations is what you get, lol.