Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is all about those series we’ve been meaning to read, but just haven’t gotten to yet. Some of these have been on my list for years and others were added more recently – either way, here are ten book series I need to get going on.
- Vampire Chronicles by Ann Rice: I can’t count how many times I’ve been told to read these books. I’ve actually committed the sin of seeing the movies (which only make me want to read them MORE) before reading them.
- A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin: My friend Brittany told me about these books about… five years ago. I have the first one, but sadly have yet to crack the cover.
- Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson: This is one of the more recent additions to my list. I had heard about it on Goodreads and then asked a friend if he had read it yet… He had and after much excited rambling he told me to read them, so I bought them.
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: When I started buying science fiction and fantasy books to start exploring the genre’s, one of the first books I got was the Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s got all five novels and a short story. I keep telling myself I’m going to start it and I keep not starting it. One day…
- Inspector Rebus by Ian Rankin: I saw a review of one of the books in this series on another blog a few years ago and literally bought Knots and Crosses, the first book in the series, in the next day or so. It’s been sitting on the shelves ever since.
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead: I absolutely LOVED her Vampire Academy series, I devoured the first five books in two and a half days and then pre-ordered the last book about 5 months early. I was giddy as hell when I found out she was going to be writing a related series. Why haven’t I read this yet? I don’t know.
- The Hollows by Kim Harrison: This series was actually recommended to me by one of the booksellers that works at my local Barnes and Noble. I took his recommendation to heart and picked up the first book during my next trip. That was at least a year and a half ago. XD
- A Love Story (trilogy, I think) by Christopher Moore: Another series I saw a couple of reviews for and picked up copies during hauls to the book store. Another series I’ve yet to read.
- The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher: I’ve heard lots of good and bad about this series, but I got the first book for free as an e-book a long way back and I’m curious.
- The Philip Marlowe series by Raymond Chandler: I’ll admit it, if it weren’t for Humphrey Bogart, I might not even know that these books exist. Thanks to Bogie I do, and I’ve got them, and (someday) I’m going to read them.
So, that’s ten series I’d like to read. There are more – lots I’m sure, but these are the first ten that came to mind.
What series, if any, are you looking forward to? Any suggestions which of these I should bump to the top of the priority list? Do tell.