Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
This week’s prompt is “Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t”. Let me tell you right now, I have never been able to choose all my picks so fast. There are so so many series I always intend to start. Soon. Or so I tell myself. For most of these, it’s been over 3 years since the first book made its way onto my TBR pile. I am such a horrible reader. 😰
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
First Published: August 2010
You’ll find that I have
no very little idea why I haven’t started all these series listed in this post. The Infernal Devices is not one of them. I know exactly why. Okay, so not exactly, but close enough. I still haven’t read City of Heavenly Fire. Don’t get me wrong, I really like The Mortal Instruments series, but I feel like that was such a long time ago. I’ve forgotten a lot and don’t feel like rereading it. I just want to leave it be. And I wouldn’t feel right reading TID without finishing TMI, which weirdly, I have no desire to do.
Legend by Marie Lu
First Published: November 2011
So many of my bookish friends cannot stop talking about Marie Lu and her writing. Of course, me being me is behind and has no idea what they’re talking about. I suppose its time to change that?
The Raven Chronicle by Maggie Stiefvater
First Published: September 2012
I loved Maggie’s other series, The Wolves of Mercy Fall, and have heard nothing but good reviews for this one. That being said, I vaguely remember picking The Raven Boys up and DNFing it? It was a very long time ago. I’m willing to try again, assuming that was an actual memory and not a hallucination. Or just me being confused. Like always.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
First Published: January 2013
Gayle Forman was my absolute favorite author when I was 13 or so, about 6ish years ago. So of course, I want to read anything she writes. When Just One Day first came out, I was a mere freshman in high school. One of my older friends who read the book advised me I’d enjoy it much more if I waited a few years to read it so I actually took it off my TBR. And now that I’m 19, I think it’s time I add it back in.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
First Published: April 2014
A highly rated and recommended contemporary by Jenny Han with an Asian MC? Sign me up! Yeah, I don’t know why I haven’t started this series yet.
Embassy Row by Ally Carter
First Published: January 2015
Ally’s other two YA series, Gallagher Girls and Heist Society both rank high on my list of favorites. Out of all the series on the list, this is the one I’m most likely to actually pick up this summer.
Thunder Road by Katie McGarry
I loved all the Pushing the Limit books so naturally this series is on my TBR. Plus I heard some PtL characters make an appearance so you know I’ll be reading this series. When? That’s the big question.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
First Published: October 2015
I’ve owned the first book for a while. I got it right when it came out. It’s even signed by both authors. But I just cannot seem to bring myself to read. Everyone keeps telling me how great it is and then I look at this big book and get scared. I guess I’m just scared I’m not going to like it as much as everyone else.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
First Published: January 2016
I loved The Darkest Minds, her other YA series and the cover is GORGEOUS. So I brought it. Anndddd now it’s just sitting on my shelves collecting dust. Oops? 😅
The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
First Published: May 2015
Okay, I admit, I sorta peeked and started reading The Hidden Oracle. But I didn’t get to finish because I had to return it to the library and then life got in the way. What else is new? 🙁 I’m also low-key waiting for the series to be completed first. I learned the hard way while reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus that Uncle Rick is very good at writing cliffhangers and is extremely fond of ending books with them. I’m not going to subjugate myself to that kind of torture if I can help it.
Which series should I read first?
Are there any I should just forget about?