Top Ten Tuesday #8: Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet

Posted March 5, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

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Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet

This is a tough one. Because there’s a lot of them. Picking ten is difficult, but here we go.

1. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

I think almost all my blogging friends have read this series and have raved about it. It’s near the top of my to-read list for sure. Should get to it this month.

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Certain people have been raving about this series very visibly on my Twitter feed. These are awesome people though, and it probably means the series is really worth it. So I should get on this soon.

3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

After I finished Just One Day I was totally in love. Gayle has such a beautiful writing style and manages to touch my heart in such a subtle and memorable way… I need to read this series as well.

4. Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

This was on my list for a while, but not really with any urgency. The ladies at Epic Reads however just keep talking about it and how great the romance is. That makes it go a bit higher on my list.

5. The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

I’m a crazy huge fan of both Percy Jackson & the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus, so it’s only fitting that I complete the list and read all of Rick’s works. Just haven’t gotten around to this yet. I must say, Egyptian mythology just is a bit less appealing to me than Greek mythology.

6. The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

So this is originally a German series but it became hugely popular and has been sold to many countries. In fact, it’s so popular that there’s a German movie coming out this year. The trailer just looks awesome and convinced me I have to try out this historical romance, time-traveling series. (Love the cover, by the way.)

7. The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa

Everyone seems to love this series, but I’m still hesitant about the whole faerie concept, so I haven’t been able to push myself to read it. It is on my list though, to definitely do this year.

8. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

I definitely, on occasion, love my epic high fantasies. This one is among the favorite recent fantasy series of many readers, so I definitely should get around to it soon.

9. Dreamdark by Laini Taylor

I love Laini’s writing style, so I’m resolved to read all her works. But as with The Iron Fey, the faerie thing is still a mental obstacle for me. I’ll get over it though, have no fear.

10. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

This series isn’t so well known, but the few reviews I’ve seen make it stand out from other high fantasies. It sounds very unique and memorable.

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47 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #8: Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet

    • OOoh, I know I will. Absolutely sure. Just need to find the time. I have it on the list for this month though, though I am falling behind substantially.

      YES. Percy Jackson = β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ SO GOOD.

    • Oooh, someone who’s read Ruby Red! EEP. I’m really curious about that one, so it’s definitely high on the list. And everyone and their mother is bugging me about Shadow and Bone right now so that may have gotten a massive boost up the list, haha.

      I can feel your pain ^^; *goes to check out your post*

    • Thank you!! It’s great to keep hearing such nice things about it. I definitely will be checking it out, I love a good fantasy. πŸ™‚

  1. I didn’t love The Iron King! I feel very alone in that, though, because it does seem as if everyone loves the series. I wasn’t even bothered by the faerie concept; I just didn’t think the book was particularly well-written.

    Otherwise, I need to read all of these too, besides Forman’s books!

    • I think that’s what I’m worried about as well with The Iron King. Terrified that I won’t like it as much as my friends do. I’m not new to having an unpopular opinion, but it’s still not fun. We’ll see when I get to it πŸ™‚

    • Really? I’m totally new to the faerie genre, so I have no idea what to expect!! It’s interesting though. Can’t wait to get around to it. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  2. What are you waiting for Debby – go read Shadow and Bone! And while your at it read If I Stay too!! πŸ™‚ Most of the rest I need to read as well. This is my first time hearing about the Ruby Red series so I’ll be adding it to the list! Thanks for sharing!!

    our TTT
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    • Hahaha, yes yes, I’m SORRY. Haha. Shadow and Bone is really close to the top of the list, don’t worry. Judith keeps on getting on my case about it, hahaha. And If I Stay as well – I might start that tonight, actually. πŸ™‚

    • Haha, that is the overall comment I keep getting on this post, haha. I think I’m going to start it tonight πŸ™‚ I’m in a contemporary kind of mood so I might as well. Thanks for stopping by!

    I just finished it today and. it. is. awesome. The same for Girl and Fire and thorns; it was one of my favorites from 2012. Definitely try to read these as soon as possible πŸ˜€

    • Hahaha. You too. Don’t worry, with you and Judith around to push me, I will definitely be reading Shadow and Bone soon. And yeah, Girl of Fire and Thorns – definitely will get to that πŸ™‚

  4. You haven’t read Shadow and Bone?! Ah, do it, quick quick! I don’t particularly care for fantasy but that book was good! Same deal with The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Very good book (except for the author being a plagiarist but that’s another story altogether).

    • Hahaha, if I look at the comments correctly, three series should be my priority: Shadow and Bone, Girl of Fire and Thorns, and If I Stay. Noted! The author’s a plagiarist?? eek. I will try to keep this out of my mind until I’ve read the book.

    • Oooh, I’m glad I’m not the only one! I feel so bad when I’m so far behind on series that everyone loves. Hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

    • Haha, people seem to be very disappointed I haven’t read it yet. I think I’ll start on it tonight though πŸ™‚ This post was very good at pushing me to read again. πŸ™‚

    • Aww thank you! πŸ™‚ Always happy to add to peoples’ TBR lists. This makes me a bit nervous about reading If I Stay, but people have told me that it’s particularly the sequel, Where She Went, that’s so amazing. So… I’m intrigued πŸ™‚ Will definitely start that soon!

  5. I *need* to read Shadow and Bone! Everyone is making me want to read it, especially a CERTAIN PERSON WHOSE NAME STARTS WITH J. I’m also really interested in starting The Girl of Fire and Thorns… (The author is a plagiarist?!?!) Eventually. Why do I not have time to read all these books ;__; It makes me sad.

  6. Oh I love your list! Most of the books on it I haven’t read, I want to read. Ha.

    Dreamdark is really good, but honestly, it’s a bit childish compared to her other stuff. Which makes sense since it’s a middle-grade book, but Laini Taylor’s faeries aren’t the Holly Black-ish urban faeries. Think warrior Tinkerbell, riding ravens and casting spells. The Iron Fey is that sexy urban faerie story, but something about it…. I liked it, but didn’t love it. Though I’m also pretty picky when it comes to faeries, too.

    Mistborn, *squee*! I freaking LOVE Brandon Sanderson. He takes epic fantasy cliches and turns them on their heads. It took me half the book to really get into it, but now it’s one of my favorite series.

    • Oooh, you make Dreamdark sound pretty epic. I think I could like those kinds of faeries. I just really have no idea what to expect from that sub-genre. Though I haven’t read it yet, I’m afraid I’ll be like you when it comes to the Iron Fey. I don’t know why, but I just have this feeling I won’t like it as much as the rest of the world does.

      I keep hearing awesome things about Mistborn! It sounds absolutely epic and I’m almost sure I will love it. I definitely need to get around to this soon!

  7. OH MY GOD *checks previous tweets for Shadow and Bone spoilers* *fails to find any* PHEWWWW. I was afraid I actually spoiled something hahaha. BUT READ IT NOW THAT BOOK IS AWESOME I LOVE FANTASY EEEEP.

    *normal mode*

    If I Stay is beautiful, Where She Went is even more beautiful. Be prepared to have your heart scattered into a million billion pieces and then put back together – sort of. And to cry. And to laugh. A LOT. I have all these FEELINGS about this book. Do you notice?

    Okay, forget about the normal mode, apparently.

    I need to read Girl of Fire and Thorns, The Kane Chronicles (AND THE FREAKING HEROES OF OLYMPUS ALREADY), Ruby Red (I have this one at home right now, borrowed from the library, but I have yet to read it) and The Iron King (I was also like, really? Faeries? Meh.)

    I’m so glad you told me I could be all over the place in my comments to you because I could not have written a normal reaction probably.

    • Hahahaha, if you spoil that book for me… RAGE! xD I will definitely read it soon, no worries, I’m just more in a contemporary mood right now. But as soon as I want a fantasy, that’s the first one on my list. Promise!

      If I Stay I will probably start tonight πŸ™‚ Yay!! I like hearing it gave you so many FEELINGS though because I am a fan of FEELINGS and would love to experience it myself πŸ˜€

      Normal mode is overrated.

      JUST. JUST. THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS FOR YOU. MISSY. Get on with it already πŸ˜›

  8. I enjoyed Ultraviolet! I love how the author isn’t afraid to NOT put a HBA.
    Shadow and Bone I didn’t really like, it was way too predictable for me. I couldn’t get into The Girl of Fire and Thorns and I doubt I’ll be missing much, especially since the message it implies is totally not my thing. The Iron King series starts out not that good, but as you read on, it gets better and better in my opinion.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT Debby! (:

    • Wow, this is the first time I’ve seen someone say they didn’t like Shadow and Bone D: omg! It’s good to hear differing opinions though. I’m really nervous about The Iron Fey, but that’s probably the best since I’ll go in with low expectations. That it gets better as the series goes on is good to know but… such a long series!!! Who has the time? If the first book doesn’t really convince me… it’ll be hard for me to continue. *sigh*

  9. I can’t believe you still haven’t read If I Stay + Where She Went and Shadow and Bone! They’re all unbelievably great. I tried Red Pyramid, but I stopped after the first one. I’m one of those very very few people who hated Iron Fey. Forced myself to read the second one, hoping it’ll get better, and PUCK!

    • lol, these comments are all making me feel pretty guilty, but that’s good, because I have a much greater desire to read now! I think I’ll start on If I Stay tonight, since I want to read more contemporary right now, but Shadow and Bone I think is highest on the list for after that now, judging by all the comments on this post.

      I’m also a bit afraid of The Kane Chronicles, tbh. I want to love it, but I don’t know if I will without Percyyyyyy. I’m extremely nervous about liking/disliking The Iron Fey, so I think I’ll be procrastinating on that one for quite a while ^^;

  10. I finally read Ultraviolet this year, and it was such a pleasant surprise! And S & B was one of my fave reads of 2012. You must read it!

    • I keep hearing amazing things about them both!! Urgh, I’m so impatient to read them but, you know, lists, schedules, asdfjkl; SOON.

    • Hahaha, thank you! Everyone is getting on my case about Shadow and Bone so it’s definitely, definitely high on my list right now. I’ll try to get to it this month.