Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.
This week’s topic:
Top 5 series I need to finish
Fullmetal Alchemist series by Hiromu Arakawa (illus.)
A sci-fi/fantasy manga series about two brothers trying to regain their original bodies after a failed experiment. I’m currently working on completing this series and recently completed volumes 10-12. I love the story and the author’s sense of humor, which makes this an enjoyable read.
Chalion/World of Five Gods series by Lois McMaster Bujold
I love the first book, The Curse of Chalion. It’s one of my favorite fantasy novels. It’s about a veteran who returns home seeking a peaceful life but is instead thrown in the midst of political intrigue when he’s appointed a princess’s secretary-tutor. I believe each book follows a different character. Paladin of Souls is the second novel and the one I need to read next.
Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and later Brandon Sanderson)
The is a 14-book long series about a farm boy who’s destined to save the world from a great force of evil. I enjoyed the first two or three books in the series but started to struggle with the writing and certain characterizations after that. I’ve told myself many times that I will DNF the series, but I’d really like to know how it ends and what becomes of the characters. The world is interesting and so too the magic system. Plus, fantasy fans tend to talk about the Wheel of Time a lot, and every time it’s mentioned my curiosity sparks and I feel like returning to the world. I will give it a try again next year.
The Strain trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
A horror trilogy about a vampire apocalypse that begins in New York City. I was introduced to this story through the TV show (which was pretty decent the first and second seasons before going way downhill). I read the book because I wanted to know if it is the same as the TV show. I’ve only read the first book so far, but I liked it. I need to read the second book next — The Fall.
The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.)
A middle-grade fantasy comic book series about two siblings whose mother gets kidnapped and taken to a different world. It’s a fun series and I love Kibuishi’s illustrations, so I’d like to continue with it.