Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t
This topic was originally done back in March 2013, long before I began taking part in this meme, so this is a new topic for me. While my list is perhaps not a mile long, there are many series I have been meaning to read for some time but I haven’t got round to, yet! Here are the ten series/trilogies that first came to mind (ordered alphabetically):
~ 1 ~
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
A young adult fantasy series that follows Artemis Fowl II, a criminal mastermind. It sounds right up my street. Sadly no one I know seems to have read it to have recommended or lent it to me.
~ 2 ~
The Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory
Since watching the BBC’s brilliant adaptation, The White Queen (2013), I have wanted to read this popular historical series, set during the War of the Roses. Fortunately I am hoping to remedy this soon, as back in February I got my hands on five books from the series.
~ 3 ~
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
For too long, Assassin’s Apprentice, the first book in this fantasy trilogy, has been sitting on my Kindle, forgotten! I think perhaps I need more of the books to give me the push I need to start reading, because otherwise this trilogy sounds exactly my kind of thing.
~ 4 ~
Fortunes of France by Robert Merle
Similarly, The Brethren, the first book in this epic historical series, has been sitting, neglected, on my TBR bookshelf. Sadly, shortly after receiving it, I read two not-so-glowing reviews of it which left me wondering if it was for me. Yet the only real way to find out is to read it!
~ 5 ~
The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
After loving Riordan’s mythological Percy Jackson series, you would have thought it was a dead cert that I would move on to this series. However I tried The Kane Chronicles first, as I adore Ancient Egypt even more than Ancient Greece, but I was left feeling disappointed with its protagonists. And so this series fell by the wayside.
~ 6 ~
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Similarly, after enjoying The Mortal Instruments urban fantasy series, I hoped to move on to this, a fantasy trilogy, from the same author. For some reason though that hasn’t happened yet.
~ 7 ~
Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart
With my love of Arthurian legend and this author, I knew when I heard about this trilogy a few years ago that I wanted to read it. Fortunately back in April, I picked all three books up for a bargain on my Kindle, so I hope to start reading them very soon now; no excuse!
~ 8 ~
Miss Marple by Agatha Christie
Generally I need to read more of Christie’s classic, golden age mysteries! The very few I have read have been about her well loved, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and I know I really must give her equally well loved, detecting spinster Miss Marple a chance too.
~ 9 ~
Peter Grant/Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
This urban fantasy, crime series sounds right up my street, and I have book one, two and five on my TBR bookshelf…so no excuse really. Get reading Jessica!
~ 10 ~
Wolf Hall Trilogy by Hilary Mantel
Finally, but certainly not least we have this award winning historical trilogy, which I have wanted to read since watching the BBC’s amazing adaptation, Wolf Hall (2015). I have the first book on my TBR bookshelf, however I think the sheer length of it might be what’s putting me off starting it.
What series/trilogies have you been meaning to read? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.