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?