Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Series I'd Like to Start

I've decided to jump on board with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is series we'd like to start. Such an excellent topic! There are so many I've been meaning to dive into.

1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - I know, shame on me for not having read these yet! I have the whole series in hand. My grandmother loved them and wanted the hardcovers to replace her paperbacks, so I got the second hand paperbacks by default (my sister is now reading the hardcovers).

2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - I actually have the first three on hand for a binge beginning to this series, I just haven't had a chance to start them as of yet. 

3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - again, I have the first one in hand. The plan was to read BEFORE I saw the movie but I didn't have time. In my defense on this one I was waiting to borrow the book from my sister. 

4. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - see reason above! I bought the first in the series for one of my sisters and had to wait to borrow it. She just recently sent it to me (and then I'll have to buy her the rest of them!). 

5. The Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum - my plan is to read more fantasy in general this year. This is a trilogy that I have in my TBR stack in its entirety, so there's really no excuse other than squeezing it in!

6. Chronicles of the Necromancer by Gail Z. Martin - (lots of necromancers!). I've technically begun reading in this world but this is the first series by Martin. I started with the Fallen Kings Cycle, set in the same world but technically a separate series (even though it features a lot of the same characters). Now I have to work my way back. 

7. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss - I have heard nothing but great things about these so far. I only recently bought the first in the series and there are only two out at this point - I'm not too far behind!

8. Benny Imura series by Jonathan Maberry - this is Maberry's teen zombie series and is another that I've been meaning to start for quite some time and just haven't had the chance yet. 

9. October Daye series by Seanan McGuire - I've read McGuire's alternate personality - Mira Grant - but haven't started her paranormal series just yet. I loved her Newsflesh books though and am pretty certain I'll enjoy these. 

10. Pink Carnation series by Laura Willig - this is another series I've heard wonderful things about - a combination romance and espionage in a historical setting. I've got the first and have brought it on trips in the past but I never manage to read as much as I plan on vacations!

Trust me when I say there are a ton more. I've inherited entire series from my grandmother's collection, too!


Christina said...

The Seanan Maguire series! Yes. I need to read her Maguire stuff, because I love the Newsflesh Trilogy with all of my heart. I also really want to read the Rothfuss series and Outlander, even though I know the latter will be ridiculous.

Becky LeJeune said...

We'll see, Christina! It's not my usual fare but my grandmother loved it (didn't seem like her usual fare either to be honest).

Anonymous said...

There are few books that I continue to appreciate as much as the first Outlander. I go back to it on a regular basis. Sometimes it's enough just to read a chapter or two. It's just perfect. Obviously, I can't recommend it highly enough! Great list all around :)

My TTT is here!

Loni said...

I've been encouraged to read the Outlander series, it really seems like something I'd like, but I just haven't gotten to it.

Carrie said...

Outlander!! Yes, you must start this series.

Lynn @ Books on the Bay said...

Oh I need to finish the Mortal Instruments series - I did the same thing, bought a bunch for a binge-reading session but never got past the first!

LisaILJ said...

I haven't heard of some of those. I guess I need to look into them and add even more series to my list of books I need to read.

My TTT Teaser and Top Ten Tuesday (#2)
LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

Elizabeth said...

I've only read the first 3 books of The Mortal Instruments series but I thought they were great! And the spin-off series Infernal Devices is even MORE AMAZING! DEF recommended!
I hadn't heard of the Seanan McGuire series! I'm DEF gonna have to check that one out because I loved the Feed series!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Halee said...

I love City of Bones! Such a great series. I haven't heard of some of these series, but they sound interesting. Great list!


Halee @ Confession of a Book Addict

Shelver506 said...

Delirium is on my list, too! glad I'm not alone. :)

My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/03/top-10-tuesday-series-id-like-to-start.html

Christine said...

YES to Outlander -- they are SO good.

And now that all the Delirium books are out, you won't have to wait!

And you are the only other person today that I have seen who listed the Pink Carnation series -- glad I'm not alone!

Thanks for stopping by my post :)

BookCupid said...

You have got a lot of books. Nice :) you are my kind of person!!

Here is my TTT

Kary said...

New follower here! Glad to see I'm not the ONLY one who hasn't started the Mortal Instruments, lol! And I only recently started Beautiful Creatures! Here's my Top 10: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2013/03/top-10-tuesday-i-have-series-ly-put-off.html

Tez Miller said...

I would NOT recommend the Mortal Instruments series. Or its prequels. Maybe because of the author's history...

I've decided to forgo October Daye (I'm not much for fae), but I did like the first InCryptid novel DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON. Haven't got my hands on the second yet (it was just released yesterday).