Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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

It seems as though almost all of the Top Ten Tuesday posts I do pertain to either my TBR pile or my favorite books.  I'm totally okay with this. Whenever I post about my TBR you guys give me a pretty decent idea of what I will and won't like.  Today we're talking about series that I just haven't started yet (but hope to).

1.) A Touch Trilogy by Leah Clifford
 I bought A Touch Mortal when it first came out in 2011.  Leah Clifford happened to be part of a signing near me and I'd been looking for an excuse to buy the book.  Even though I've heard wonderful things about this title, I'm nervous it'll only be okay for me.  I'm pretty picky when it comes to YA paranormal stuff.

2.) Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt

When this one first came out, I unintentionally wound up with three copies of it.  I even met Lindsey at ALA last year and got the third book signed.  I'm super excited for these and they sound adorable, but just haven't risen to the top of my pile yet.

3.) Redwall by Brian Jacques
 There were a few times as a kid when I tried to start this series, but I always wound up putting these books aside.  I didn't dislike them--other books just caught my interest.  I'm still intrigued by them and think that they would go by quickly as an adult, but there are so many of them. Eeep.

4.) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
 So many bloggers rave about this series. Rave, rave, rave.  It sounds like Mafi's prose will appeal to me, but I'm worried that the world-building and prose will feel too generic to me and I'll walk away feeling unsatisfied. 

5.) Dark Tower by Stephen King
 I've heard great things about this series for a long time, but just haven't had the ambition to start it yet.  Plus, I'm curious: is it more horror or fantasy?  Please enlighten me if you know.

6.) The Seven Realms Series or The Heir Series by Cinda Williams Chima
 I've heard fantastic things about the Seven Realms series, and it sounds right up my alley.  But should I read the Heir Series too?  Should I start with that one?  GIVE ME ALL OF THE ANSWERS, PLEASE.

7.) Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
 Okay, I actually own the first one in this series, and I'm pretty excited to read it.  I just haven't had the time for it yet. Honestly, if I didn't need to sleep, I could get a lot more reading done.

8.) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
 Thankfully, only the first book in this series is out, so I'm not behind yet. I always love Maggie and am eager to read this one.  I just haven't gotten there yet.

9.) Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

I actually started the first book in this series this fall. I read about a chapter and man, what an awesome chapter.  I wanted to keep reading and keep meaning to pick this one back up, but again, I keep getting distracted by all of the other books in my TBR pile.

10.) Fairytale Retellings by Jackson Pearce

These sound like they have the potential to be compelling and thought-provoking.  However, as you guys know, I didn't particularly enjoy Purity.  It doesn't help that I dislike Pearce's social media presence.

What series haven't you started? Have you read any of these series?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. I have Hex Hall in my list too. Recently I have heard the books are funny and you can read them very quickly, so when I saw it in my library I couldn't help but borrow it :)

  2. I would love to start the Shatter Me series too! Oooh and I didn't even know the fairytale retellings was a series. They're on my TBR list! Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

  3. I loved Redwall growing up. Each of the books works as a stand alone, so you don't need to worry about reading every single one.

  4. I've got The Seven Realms Series on my list too. ;)
    I read Dark Tower so to enlighten you it's more of a fantasy. It has some creepy moments but it nothing too scary. It's not a bad series, I liked the alternative versions of Earth character visit the most about this series (the differences & crazy twists to usual things). Also they have very cute animal as side character.
    Nice list. :)

  5. I have the Seven Realms series on my shelf but I still haven't gotten to it! (Should have put it on my list.) I'm also curious about Jackson Pearce's books, since I've heard so many conflicting reports

  6. Shatter Me is a great series. The first book isn't as good as the second, but I would highly recommend it. I personally didn't find her prose or the world building to be generic at all. While the book is plot driven, there is also lot of character driven elements that are incredibly strong. I'm going to be starting The Raven Boys in the next week for my book club. It wasn't a series I was ever interested in, but I've seen a lot of people with it on their lists, so I assume it must be good.

  7. The Seven Realms made my list, too. And I also want to read A Touch series. I've never read Redwall, but I know I never will. I don't like stories where the main characters are animals. It just isn't my thing. They're still pretty popular at the library, though, after all these years.


    I adored The Gunslinger, but haven't read further in the series. I look forward to you starting these series and sharing your thoughts!

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