Top Ten Tuesday – New Series Edition


Another Tuesday, another Top Ten list from “The Broke and the Bookish!” This week’s topic was so easy for me! As many of my friends can attest, my to-read list is very, very long. Many of those books are the first books of series that I will one day dig into.

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

1. Discworld by Terry Pratchett – I’ve wanted to read Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books ever since reading Good Omens. I haven’t done it yet, and yowza there are a lot of them! One day soon, I hope.

2. Heralds of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey – Actually, this goes for all the Valdemar books, not just this particular series. This one I will at least start in a few months, since the Mallorean Tavern website will be reading Arrows of the Queen for their book club in a few months. I’m looking forward to it, since these are some of my podcast co-host Jess’s favorite books. Ever.

3. Green Angel series by Alice Hoffman – I entered a GoodReads giveaway for the first book in this series. I didn’t win. Sad. But I’m still intrigued by this book, and want to read it at some point.

4. Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier – The first book of this series, Daughter of the Forest, was recommended to me on a blog post about retellings of fairy tales (a lot of these are coming from that blog post – I wish I could remember who posted it). This one is the Wild Swans story and looks very interesting.

5. Princess series by Jessica Day George – This series is a retelling of the “Twelve Dancing Princesses” fairy tale. The first one of that series is Princess of the Midnight Ball.

6. All Souls series by Deborah Harkness – Another one that Jess has recommended, and another one that the Tavern will be reading soon. Or at least, we’ll be reading the first book, A Discovery of Witches.

7. Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent – And ANOTHER one that Jess has recommended. Since I read so much fantasy, I get my fair share of vampires, werewolves, witches, and fairies. Why not throw some banshees in there?

8. Fairytale Retellings series by Jackson Pearce – Okay, this is another fairy tale series, obviously. But the first book looks like a grittier, edgy Little Red Riding Hood story. I am hooked. And will read it one day.

9. Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn – Reading the description of the first book in this series, Beastly, shows this to be a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in New York City. Yes please.

10. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – I have seen people talking about the first book in this series, Cinder, for a long time now. It’s supposed to be a retelling of Cinderella using . . . cyborgs? Or something like that? I’ve heard lots of good things about it, so I guess I need to find out what all the fuss is about.

So that’s my list! What are some series that you haven’t gotten around to reading yet?

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7 replies

  1. I read “Cinder” the first book of the Lunar Chronicles, in January. Cinder is an android who lives in future Beijing. Great story world and characters. It contains all the Cinderella elements. “Scarlet” the second book came out in February. Scarlet lives in Africa and must save her Grandmother. Yes, Cinder is in the story. I’ll allow you to figure that one out. Read them.

    • I plan on reading them, as soon as my to-be-read pile on my desk goes down a little. I’m almost afraid to go to the library these days, knowing that the pile will grow exponentially.

  2. Of these, I’ve only read the Lunar Chronicles and the Princess books. I wasn’t too excited about Cinder from the summary because I thought it just sounded weird, but after hearing everyone gush about it, as you’ve mentioned, I gave it a try and loved it!

  3. I think I just lack something in me which allows others to read an entire series.

  4. Good choices! I’ve been wanting to try Discworld too (although I forgot to put it on my list). Same for Mercedes Lackey. I love the Deborah Harkness books! For the Jackson Pearce books, I’ve read two and wouldn’t really consider them a series — no character cross-overs, just the same theme. The Red Riding Hood one was very Buffy-esque — which, in my world, is a good thing!

    • So many books, so little time. Story of my life, I guess. And it’s not getting any easier. There are a ton of Discworld books, and don’t even get me started on Mercedes Lackey. Oy! I don’t know how they do that! But I will read them eventually. Someday. Soon I hope. 🙂

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