Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is ‘Favourite Places to Read’, but it would be a very boring list from me! I’m either reading in bed or outside if the weather’s nice or whenever I need to go on public transport. To be honest, if I’m on my own and I have a book, I can read!
Instead this week, inspired by JonBob @ Parsecs and Parchment who was in turn inspired by Caitlin @ Realms of My Mind, I thought I’d talk about ten series I’d like to finish or catch up on! When I was looking through my Goodreads shelves I was pleasantly surprised by how many series I’m not actually in the middle of – in recent years I think I’ve become a lot better at keeping on top of series I’m into – but that’s mostly because there are a bunch of other series I haven’t even started yet…
The Falconer // The Vanishing Throne // The Fallen Kingdom
The Falconer trilogy by Elizabeth May: This series isn’t a favourite of mine, but it is a lot of fun. Considering I only have the third book left, I might as well finish it!
Dissolution // Dark Fire // Sovereign // Revelation // Heartstone // Lamentation // Tombland
The Matthew Shardlake series by C. J. Sansom: I’m pretty sure this series was the first I read set in my favourite historical era, the Tudor period, and I still admire the way Sansom brings the 16th century to life. Unfortunately I finally read Lamentation earlier this year and it was probably my least favourite book in the series so far, but I’d like to cross Tombland off my TBR!
The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden: This series is so beautifully written but, I have to admit, I don’t think it’s a favourite of mine. I’m planning to borrow The Winter of the Witch from the library and finally finish the series this winter.
Sabriel // Lirael // Abhorsen // Clariel // Goldenhand // Terciel and Elinor
The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix: I have such fond memories of reading The Old Kingdom during my teens – Sabriel and Lirael are still two of the most formative fantasy heroines of my early fantasy reading years – but it’s been so long since I read them that I want to re-read the original three books before I move on to the next three. With Terciel and Elinor due out this autumn, I need to make a start on that!
The Diviners series by Libba Bray: This has been one of my favourite series in recent years and I’ve been putting off reading the final book because I don’t trust Bray not to hurt my favourite characters.
Gideon the Ninth // Harrow the Ninth
The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir: I had so much fun with Gideon the Ninth last autumn, but I still haven’t got to the sequel. I’d like to get to it before more info about the next book in the series is announced!
Empire of Sand // Realm of Ash
The Books of Ambha by Tasha Suri: I really enjoyed Empire of Sand and I keep meaning to get to Realm of Ash, more of a companion novel than a sequel that follows the previous heroine’s sister, but I still haven’t got my hands on a copy.
The Divine Cities by Robert Jackson Bennett: I loved the first two books in this series – I still think City of Stairs is one of the best fantasy novels I’ve read – but for some reason I still haven’t got around to reading the third book.
Private Arrangements by Katrina Kendrick: This is actually Kendrick’s second appearance on the list – she’s the romance pseudonym of Elizabeth May – and I’ve really enjoyed this historical romance series so far, following the romances of a set of siblings in Victorian England.
Seraphina // Shadow Scale
The Seraphina duology by Rachel Hartman: I’m not usually drawn to dragon books – I know, I’m a fantasy readers who thinks dragons are only ‘fine’ – but I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Seraphina. It’s about time I read the sequel!