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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!