Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:
10 series I want to start but haven’t
There are many series I want to start and I’ve seen several mentioned in blog posts I read this morning. I tried leaving comments on some, but I think WordPress is blocking me from commenting on posts because none of my comments show up after I submit them. It’s highly frustrating because I’ve already forgotten what I said on those posts. Has anyone else encountered this problem? If so, how did you fix it?
Anyway, here are 10 series that quickly came to mind:
Kings of the Wyld, published earlier this year, is Brandon Eames’s debut novel about a band of old mercenaries who go off on an adventure to rescue a friend’s daughter. I really want to read this one because of how funny I’ve heard it is. I plan to read it some time this summer.
Though Robert Holdstock’s Mythago Wood was published in 1984, I’ve never heard anything about it prior to seeing and purchasing the novel on Book Outlet a couple weeks ago. It’s the book’s title that made me interested enough to purchase it, but the synopsis helped to heighten my curiousity. I still don’t know much about the story, but this post over on Fabulous Realms was helpful. Actually, it made me more eager to read the book.
I’ve only seen positive reviews of these books, which begins with A Natural History of Dragons and is about a woman, Lady Trent, who is a dragon naturalist. I think my interest in it was heightened after reading In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’Mor and Carine-M, a graphic novel about a journalist documenting the existence of dragons, because I thought the format for both is similar in that we read the protagonist’s journal.
I’ve often heard of Naomi Novik’s His Majesty’s Dragon but never thought to pick up the book. All I know of it is that a guy bonds with a dragon. I have heard the book is good and have been interested in reading it one day because it’s often mentioned on lists I’ve seen that recommend books with dragons.
The Final Empire starts Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series in which characters perform magic by manipulating metal… That’s all I know of it though I’ve watched and read many reviews of the book. For some reason, the metal magic is the only thing that stuck with me. I guess that’s because it’s quite different from the magic I usually see in fantasy.
I’ve heard nothing but great things about Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind. Like Sanderson’s Final Empire, I learned of this series on BookTube, which praised it so highly and so often that I bought the book. I believe I’ll enjoy it as well. I gather that it’s a coming-of-age tale about how a boy becomes the “most notorious wizard” in the world. I love those sort of stories.
I learned of Libba Bray’s supernatural series when the second novel, Lair of Dreams, was published in 2015. The hype got to me, so I bought the book intending to read it “soon.” Of course, that didn’t happen but I’d still like to give it a go. Set in Manhattan in the 1920s, it’s about a girl who’s exiled from her hometown and sent to live with her uncle in NYC, where she discovers her powers can help to catch a serial killer.
The trilogy begins with Ronlyn Domingue’s The Mapmaker’s War, which is about a mapmaker who discovers a secret kingdom that lives in peace but among great wealth. When she shares this knowledge, the kingdom is threatened and the mapmaker is exiled for treason when she tries to warn them. I haven’t yet read the book, but I’m still interested in the story. I haven’t heard it mentioned much, though.
I can’t believe I haven’t yet read Rachel E. Carter’s First Year, which begins the Black Mage series, a YA fantasy series about a girl who seeks to become a mage. I’ve often seen these books compared to Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness series, which is an old favorite, so I’d live to give First Year a try.
I’ve wanted to read Gail Carriger’s Soulless since the beginning of time, but have procrastinated on it because I wonder if I won’t like it. For some reason, I keep thinking of Pride & Prejudice whenever I think of it, which, for me, isn’t a good thing because I don’t like Pride & Prejudice. I look forward to starting it soon, maybe next month, since I’ve forgotten what it’s about. That’s probably best.