21 June 2017

Top Ten Book Series I've Been Meaning to Start but Haven't

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls of The Broke and the Bookish.

I know that I'm super late with this post, but as I am writing this sentence, it's still Tuesday for exactly four more minutes, so I'm going to make this list anyway.

This week's topic is top ten series that I've been meaning to start but haven't. Because there's just way too many book series out there. And a lot of them look very interesting and tempting, and you keep adding them to your TBR on Goodreads, knowing perfectly well that the chances of you starting any of those series deminish with each new added book. But it doesn't mean we have to stop trying. So here are ten book series that I've been meaning to start but haven't:

1. The Expanse, by James A. Corey

As I wrote in my latest book haul, I bought the first book in the series, Leviathan Wakes after a raving review by Lisa from Bookshelf Fantasies, and the whole thing just sounds so exciting. I'm really looking forward to reading the books as well as watching the Netflix show.

2. Culture, by Iain M. Banks

I must have read the first two or three pages of the first book, Consider Phlebas, but I remember being so preoccupied with other things, that the prospect of reading a two ton volume just wasn't very appealing to me at the time.

3. Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer

I feel like this choice needs an explanation, because it's such a polarising book. And if the first book is anything like the movie (which I did watch once after one too many glasses of wine), I have an eerie feeling that I won't like this book, nor the series. But love it or hate it, Twilight is a pop culture phenomenon, and all I want to know is, why.

4. Finishing School, by Gail Carriger

This is another YA series on this list, but I heard really good things about these books, and the premise sounds so darn exciting.

5. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon

I think I watched about three quarters of the first season of the TV-adaptation and despite the fact that I find Claire absolutely unbearable as the main character (I mean you just had to go to the creepy Stonehenge-thing first thing in the morning in your f*** nighty to pick flowers?) I do like the story, and I want to have read the books before I keep watching the show.

6. Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

I did try reading The Fellowship of the Ring over a decade ago, but I DNF:d it after about one hundred pages because it bored the crap out of me. But that was the old me. Or should I say, the young me? The point is, I'm much wiser now, so maybe the current me will appreciate these fantasy classics much more.

7. The Empire series, by Isaac Asimov

One of my minor goals in life is to someday read everything that Asimov ever published.

8. The Emigrants, by Vilhelm Moberg

Moberg was a Swedish journalist and author who was digging deep into the history of Swedish emigrants in the USA, and the result was a four book historical fiction series which I've been wanting to read for a very long time.

9. The Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin

I think that at some point I will have to give this series a chance. I mean, everybody seems to love it.

10.  The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson

I love Mars. I love the planet Mars and I love stories set on Mars. Give me more Mars.

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