Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start (But Haven’t).
Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start (But Haven’t Yet)
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. I really do plan to read this MG fantasy series set in an analog of ancient Greece/Turkey, but other books keep getting in the way. Every review I’ve read has been positive, and my daughter loved the first book.
The Shades of London trilogy by V. E. Schwab. I actually did start the first book, but got distracted by other things before I’d read more than a few chapters, and haven’t managed to get back to it, so I’m counting this has “haven’t started.” But I definitely plan to read this trilogy about four alternate Londons, each of which has a different magic (or none at all.) And I want to read them before the television adaption is released, whenever that is.
The Blackthorn and Grim series by Juliet Marillier. Marillier weaves fairytales and Irish myths into this adult fantasy series about a healer and her ex-convict companion. This is another where I started the first book but didn’t get far, and although I keep meaning to start over, I haven’t done so yet. The chapter and a half that I read were very good.
The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire. I’m not sure if these will be too dark for me, but they sound amazing: fantasy/urban fantasy about a half-human, half-Fae changeling, a former knight who renounced the fae world but gets pulled back into it.
The InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire. This is McGuire’s most lighthearted and humourous series, an urban fantasy series about a family of cryptozoologists who try to keep the mundane world from finding out about all the paranormal creatures out there.
The Great Library trilogy by Rachel Caine. The premise is so cool: an alternate fantasy universe in which the Library of Alexandria survived, but it controls all books and content, and personal ownership of books is outlawed. Now that all three books are out, I can start it without having to wait a year for the next installment. Except that I just discovered there may be more books coming…
The Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. Another of Robin’s recommendations, and it sounds terrific: a YA steampunk/gaslamp alt-WWI-history in which the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne is on the run, accompanied by a British girl disguised as a boy (and he doesn’t know she’s a girl for at least a book or two.)
The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale. I don’t know why I haven’t read this MG fantasy series yet, especially since Robin loves them. And the first, at least, is is a loose retelling of a fairytale — and I love fairytale retellings.
The Cotswold Mysteries by Rebecca Tope. England, Cotswolds, mystery. That should be enough to entice me right there. And if it weren’t, the fact that I’ve had four or five of them on my TBR shelves downstairs for about two years means I really should have started this series already.
The Kurland St. Mary mystery series by Catherine Lloyd. A Regency-era mystery series: think Jane Austen crossed with Agatha Christie. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it?
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There are at least eight or ten more mystery series I’ve been wanting to read, and several romance series as well, but these are the ones that first jumped to mind when I started working on the post. I’m taking that as a sign that they are the ones I’m most interested in reading!