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Series I Still Need to Read – Top Ten Tuesday #17

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl at the start of this year. This week’s prompt was ‘Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish’ but I don’t have 10 of those so I decided to list series I still haven’t read despite the fact I have wanted to for ages and even own 1 or more of the books – they’re ranked based on how long they’ve been on my TBR.

10. A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas

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I went really back and forth about adding this to my TBR at all because it seemed so hyped, but I loved Throne of Glass I thought, meh I’ll get to eventually.

9. Rebel of the Sands Series by Alwyn Hamilton

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Funnily I ended up adding this to my TBR after seeing Traitor to the Throne in W.H. Smith and thinking it sounded good and then when adding it to my TBR I found out it was a series and ended up adding them both (as this was pre-Hero at the Fall). I own the first two books.

8. The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry

Lowry, L - The Giver Quartet

This is considered the original YA dystopian series and I have wanted to read it for just that reason for years – longer than most on this list but I guess I must have removed then re-added it because it’s moved down.

7. Shades of Magic Trilogy by V. E. Schwab

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I bought the first book in this series on an impulse about a year ago … no closer to reading it though I do really want to!

6. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Bardugo, L - Grisha Trilogy

Another hyped series I was iffy on trying. Amazon had a sale on the first book in paperback for £1.99 on Prime a few months ago, and of course, I bought it, lying to telling myself it would only save me money in the long run. I’ll get to it, I’m sure.

5. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

I love fantasy and have wanted to read these since my best friend forced me to watch them during high school. I now have this very pretty set in paperback that I bought for a steal second hand and will most certainly make them a priority soon enough.

4. Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

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I own the first two in this series also and have heard many great things – I’ll probably get to it soon enough.

3. The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman

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This was recommended to me by my boyfriend’s sister as ‘a bit like Harry Potter when they get older’. I’ve got the first book already and want to get started on it soon.

2. Jackaby Series by William Ritter


This I read about online and it was described as Dr Who meets Sherlock Holmes – I don’t know how true that is but the covers are so pretty aren’t they?

1. The Memento Mori Series by C. N. Crawford

This one was recommended with the line ‘If Joss Whedon wrote Harry Potter’. Again, don’t know how accurate this is but I am most certainly intrigued. This has been on my list for as long as I can remember – I really should just buy it …

Honourable Mentions for Other Longtime TBR Inhabitants …

Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Monsters of Verity Duology by Victoria Schwab

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco

Captive Prince Series by C. S. Pacat

Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo

So that’s it! Have you read any or all of these series? Let me know what you thought! Don’t forget to post your Top Ten Tuesday links in the comments!

Until next time!

27 thoughts on “Series I Still Need to Read – Top Ten Tuesday #17

  1. We really need to read ACOTAR. hehe.. And LOTR is one of my all-time favorites though I must admit it can be a chore to read… 🙂 And please read SIx of Crows soon. hehe. It’s actually one of my all-time favorites too though I’ve read Daughter of smoke and Bone first which I didn’t like as much as Six of Crows. Goodluck with your list and hope you enjoy them.. 🙂

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    • I am very much looking forward to Six of Crows – it sounds so good! You should really read Percy Jackson it’s so fun, you just have to get your 13 year old hat on! Hahaha

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        • Me too! It makes me so sad when I hear people say they can’t enjoy Middle Grade age books because they are too childish like … what? did your inner child leave home, get a mortgage and begin complaining about tax? Really I can’t recommend Riordan enough, though 🙂

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          • Hehe, I do love Middle Grade, I think Harry Potter and Narnia.. They can be both considered as Childrens and Middle Grade…
            And I agree, there’s an inner child in each of us. It never leaves us. Oh well maybe others forced it to leave..

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  2. Out of your list I have read ACOTAR, Rebel in the Sands, A Darker Shade of Magic, Mistborn, The Illuminae Files and Red Rising. All of these series are amazing and highly recommend.

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    • Honestly, I’m considering taking a “reading holiday” with the additional days I have this year and just binge-reading all the series I want to read for two weeks … they all sound so good and all come so highly recommended to me! Thanks for endorsement! 🙂

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  3. I just finished the Grisha Trilogy! It wasn’t the worst thing I’ve read, but nothing really stood out. I’m currently reading Six of Crows and I plan on tackling ACOTAR sometime in the near future! You have great taste in books!

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    • I’ve heard the same off many but hopefully going in with low expectations will help. Thank you so much, that’s such a nice thing to say! I hope you enjoy Six of Crows and ACOTAR 🙂 🙂

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  4. The only one of these I have read is the Lord of the Rings trilogy and I loved it – but I wouldn’t have even looked at it if I hadn’t seen the movies first. I tried to read The Hobbit when I was about 12 and didn’t like it at all, so I wasn’t interested in LOTR. But I’m a Kiwi so the movies sucked me in

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    • I really liked the Hobbit when I read it last year (though to this day I don’t know how they got 9 hours of movie out of that 300 page book), I’m hoping to get more into Tolkien’s stuff tbh because he’s held in such high esteem I feel like I’m a traitor to the fantasy genre if I don’t! Hahaha


      • Haha I think they drew heavily from a lot of Tolkien’s other Middle Earth books to make the films, but you’re right – it didn’t need to be an epic, that’s not what The Hobbit is.

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