Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

Rick Riordan Books

I am participating in Top Ten Tuesday [at least for the next two weeks because I liked the prompts, okay?]. You can find out more info over here: The Broke and The Bookish Top Ten Tuesday The page also includes future prompts for Top Ten Tuesday so you can find out what’s coming up and on the day, you can find the individual post related to that week’s prompt and link up with everyone else doing TTT.

1. Howl’s Moving Castle / Wizard’s Castle Series – Diana Wynne Jones

I absolutely loved the Studio Ghibli adaptation of the first book and have been meaning to read the entire series for some time. It’s written by a Welsh author and is partly set in Wales and makes reference to the welsh language (or so I’m told). So 100% yes I want to read this series and can’t tell you why I haven’t yet.

2. The Lunar Chronicles – Marrissa Meyer

I love love love fairytale retellings – my favourite beauty and the beast retelling so far being Beastly by Alex Flinn. So I’ve been itching to steal these books off my mum’s shelves for a while but she won’t let me *sob* Let’s just pretend that I don’t have 100+ other books to read and that’s totally the reason why she won’t let me have them yet. Also, she hasn’t read them yet either.

3. Starflight Duology – Melissa Landers

I am shameless… I bought this duology for my mum for Mother’s Day and as soon as she has read it, I want. Somebody said once that if you loved the TV show Firefly then you would love this. I do love Firefly and so I really really want to read these books. But again, they are temporarily stuck on my mum’s shelves right now.

4. Demon Road Trilogy – Derek Landy

Yay a series I actually own.. or at least I own the first book and it’s on my shelf. The main reason I probably haven’t read these books yet is a combination of having not read the entire Skulduggery Pleasant series yet and also not owning book #2 and #3.

5. The Mortal Instruments – Cassandra Clare

I have a confession: I quite often get excited to read books based on the movies/tv shows that are based on them. Not a good way to find new books to read but this is how I totally fell into the world of Shadowhunters. I do own these books, they are on my shelves right now and they have been on my monthly TBR at least like three times and I just can’t tell you why I haven’t started yet. Side note: you’ll be pleased to know that 90% of the books on my TBR are now suggestions from bookstagram, twitter and other bloggers.

6. Passenger Duology – Alexandra Bracken

Let’s take a brief dive back into books I haven’t read because they are technically my mum’s books. Except what’s hers is mine or something like that, right? This is a recommendation that comes from bookstagram and it sounds like it could be really awesome. Plus, super pretty covers!

7. Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan

Here’s another books series I found because I went to watch the movie in the cinema. I subsequently also found all his other series and found out recently that some of his books contain LGBTQ+ characters in them. 100% win. I own these books and have zero reasons why I haven’t read them yet.

8. Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas

My mum bought me book #1 for Christmas. I’ve seen so many good things about this in the bookish community and I do want to read it but I don’t want to start until I have all the books. That way if it’s as good as they say, I don’t have to wait for the following books to turn up.

9. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

I have zero of these books so that’s why I haven’t read them yet but again I am hearing all the good things about the series in the bookish community. So maybe I will have to steal from my mum’s shelves.

10. The Raven Cycle – Maggie Steifvater

I own book #1 as an audiobook and will hopefully get around to listening to it sometime later this month. If it’s really good then I will probably buy the entire series and read the first book again. I haven’t read yet probably because I started with some other audiobooks that I’m listening to at a snails pace… oops.

Bonus Round

Books I have started, not yet finished but have totally been meaning to.

11. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

I have read book #1 like maybe four times and half of book #2 maybe three times.  I don’t know why I can’t seem to get any further but one day I will finish this series and it will be glorious. They also started – or rather will be starting – the Wizarding World Book Club this month so maybe I’ll read the books alongside this and finally finish [and maybe purchase Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts to read too!].

12. Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

Hahaha, if you thought that finishing Harry Potter’s seven books was hard, try this series with 10 main books plus one spin-off and a collection of short stories/novellas. I have all of the books except for the short story/novella one. I have read the first 3, I think, twice and have not gotten much further than that because I fail. They promise to be such good books I just don’t know why I can’t finish the series. [note: probably because I get distracted wayyy too easily].

This is only the tip of the iceberg of all the series I want to read but it’s a start.

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. The Percy Jackson books are amazing, I hope you enjoy them! I also really like Throne of Glass & The Raven Cycle. ACOTAR is decent, but I liked the second book better than the first (have yet to read the third). Demon Road is a pretty good series, but I prefer the Skulduggery books personally (hope you manage to finish them!). The main character in Demon Road is LGBTQ+ though, so that’s definitely a win. I still need to read the rest of The Lunar Chronicles, I’ve only read the first book. I hope you manage to finish Harry Potter soon!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/top-ten-tuesday-112/

    1. I really can’t wait to get to them – I’m just such a slow reader haha! I’ve heard such good things about Throne of Glass and the Raven Cycle – I just need to add them to my ever growing wishlist! Oooh I did not know that about the main character in Demon Road being LGBTQ+. Now I’m really excited. I hope you manage to read the rest of the Lunar Chronicles! I hear they’re awesome. Thanks, hopefully I will soon!

      1. I can totally relate to that, I’m not a particularly fast reader myself. Well I hope you enjoy them when you do get them. Glad to have helped you find something else to be excited about Demon Road 🙂 Thanks, I hope so too. I’m planning on reading Scarlet later this year.

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