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

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! This week, we're looking at series...more specifically, ones we've been thinking about starting to read but haven't quite gotten to yet. I don't tend to be much of a series reader, but there are definitely some beginning volumes of series on my bookshelf that I just haven't read yet. 




In The Woods: I've been told that these are only loosely connected and that this first one is actually one of the weaker entries. But I'm a sucker for reading books in order because I feel like that's the "right" way to read them, and this one is actually up to be read fairly soon.

Red Rising: This YA (I think?) sci-fi series has gotten great reviews everywhere I've seen them, and sci-fi is a genre I've enjoyed, so I need to start reading them.

The Passage: This is a post-pandemic and vampire story kind of blend, or so I've been told, and since both of those are stories I'm usually interested in and this trilogy is supposed to be great, I've snagged the first on for my Kindle.

Throne of Glass: This series is always super buzzy around the YA blogosphere, which has made me curious enough that I want to see what all the fuss is about.

Oryx and Crake: Margaret Atwood is a must-read.

The Cuckoo's Calling: Same for J.K. Rowling.

Annihiliation: This is the first in a trilogy about a team of scientists who venture into a strange area that has wreaked havoc on previous explorers. It's supposed to be mysterious and twisty and really really good.

Queen of the Tearling: My sister actually really likes this series, so I'm taking her word for it that I should read these ones.

The Grace of Kings: I think I originally heard this series described as Game of Thrones based in the Eastern rather than Western world, and that's a high bar (I love ASOIF), but this has won prizes so color me intrigued.

The Magicians: This series has been described as Harry Potter for grown-ups, which I am here for.

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  1. Ah yes, The Magicians and Queen of The Tearling are on my TBR still as well! Hope we'll both get to them soon :)

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    1. I have so many books that I need to start reading "soon", it's getting a little out of control! But yes, I hope both those series actually make it to "read" status for both of us!

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  2. I read THE PASSAGE a few years ago but never continued with the series. Not sure why since I liked THE PASSAGE well enough. Tana French, on the other hand, I can't read fast enough! I love her. I just wish she wrote faster :)

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I'm super excited for her, I've heard a lot of good things. I'm so sure I'll like her I bought the rest of the series that's available on paperback (secondhand, so it's not a huge $$$ investment)

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  3. Great list! I've heard great things about the Queen of the Tearling books and The Grace of Kings is on my radar - I've been getting back into high fantasy over the past year or so and I'm really interested in Asian-inspired fantasy. I've heard mixed things about The Magicians, but I'm interested in checking them out at some point. I hope you manage to get to some of these soon! =)

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    1. I do tend to really enjoy well-done fantasy, and I don't think I've ever read anything that's based out of an Eastern rather than Western tradition. I've also heard some good and bad responses to The Magicians, but I'm definitely interested in at least giving it a chance!

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  4. I had no idea Oryx and Crake was the start of a series! I've only read The Handmaid's Tale...Alias Grace is up next for my Atwood reading.

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    1. It's a trilogy! I've got The Blind Assassin up next for my Atwood, but I definitely want to get to Oryx soon. And Alias Grace is on my TBR too!

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  5. I highly recommend Red Rising. I loved that series! Throne of Glass is fairly high up my TBR, but just short of TTT for this week.

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    1. I've heard rave reviews, so I've been stalking the other parts of the series for a Kindle sale to snag them!

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  6. I've been meaning to read Throne of Glass and Red Rising as well, I have yet to pick them up.

    :)

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    1. Never enough time for all the books, eh?

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