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Ten Series I've Been Meaning to Start

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme: Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning to Start But Haven't.

Well, that was a totally accidental two-week blog hiatus. Whoops! But I'm back! Hopefully more regularly...again.

Anyway, this week's theme was really fun! I think we all have those series that have been sitting on our lists for far too long. Because starting a series is a commitment! If you like it, you're in for the long haul! And then that's essentially more books on your TBR, so basically you read a book and the result is you add more books to your TBR and that's not productive at all so why bother? But they're worth it in the end. Here are ten series I should really start sometime soon.

MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin: I think I'm the last person to read this series. I've heard kind of mixed things about the ending, so I've adjusted my expectations appropriately, but I still really want to read it.

LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien: So technically, I've started this series, but considering I've never finished the first book, I think it still counts. I've tried so many times! But I always get distracted a couple hundred pages in. I'll do it eventually.

FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes: I've heard so many good things about this series! I really want to catch up before the last book is released, and I have a lot to get through, so I need to start soon. I've been telling myself that for a few months, though, and I still haven't!

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams: This is totally different from what I normally read, but it's a classic, and I've had a bunch of people recommend it to me, so I really want to give it a try! But again, I haven't.

MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD by Rick Riordan: I kind of have a reason for this one! I hadn't actually finished the Heroes of Olympus series until earlier this year, and I want to read all of Rick Riordan's books in order. But now I have no excuse, so I have to get on this.

THE LYNBURN LEGACY by Sarah Rees Brennan: I haven't heard anything about this series in ages - probably because the first book was published five years ago - but it's been sitting on my list for so long and it looks so interesting and I don't know why I haven't read it yet.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Edmund Morris: This one is actually nonfiction - a three-part biography of Theodore Roosevelt. I already have the first two parts, and I've wanted to read them, but they're just so huge!

SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch: I bought a Kindle copy of the first book about six months ago with the thought "I'll definitely start this series now." Nope! Still haven't. I'm kind of glad I waited, because I think I'll want to read the whole series at once, but waiting this long? I'm a little ashamed.

SHADES OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab: Anything else I've said about feeling ashamed in this post pales in comparison to my shame at not having read this yet. It's literally been on my monthly TBR every month since last September! And I still haven't read it. I need to get on this.

THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen: I was supposed to read this last year, but I never got around to it, and it's kind of slipped to the back of my list. I don't want to forget about it, though!

What are some series you haven't gotten around to yet? Do we have any in common? Are there any of these that you can't believe I haven't read yet? Tell me in the comments!


  1. I haven't read ANY of the series on this list either. I want to read most of them.

    1. Good to know I'm not totally alone - a bunch of these are really popular!

  2. I really liked Snow Like Ashes and I hope you do too! A Darker Shade of Midnight is really good apparently, and I hope you enjoy it!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. I'm glad to hear you liked Snow Like Ashes - I've heard some really great things about it, and I'm really looking forward to reading it!

  3. The Shades of Magic books are so good! Magnus Chase books are also really great (and his other series, Trials of Apollo has also been really good so far). I was kind of mixed about Snow Like Ashes, it was decent, but nothing mind blowing.
    My TTT:

    1. I really need to read the Shades of Magic books! Everyone says they're amazing! And I've loved so many of Rick Riordan's other books that I can't imagine not loving Magnus Chase. I hope I like Snow Like Ashes, but I'll keep my expectations reasonable!

  4. AHHHH, I bet you'll love the Mara Dyer series! I adore it so much (but not so much the last book).BTW, I just found your blog and it's beautiful! <3
    Megan @

    1. I really hope I love it! I've heard some mixed things about the last book, but I'm keeping my hopes high for the first two at least! And thank you!


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