One or ten more new book series couldn’t hurt..


Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start

Most of the series i’ve listed below are for series that I’ve intended to start and have in actual fact bought the first, and in some cases the second, book already but just not managed to make the time yet.  Here they are – I will get to them one day, even now I’m trying to peg back my review books to a more reasonable monthly amount so that I can fit my own books in!:

  1. Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson – a book I bought ages ago when I got all caught up with the praising discussions of other bloggers – and here it is still unread.  I think maybe the fact that there are 10 books puts me off which is silly really -it’s not like I have to read them all at once after all.
  2. Promise of Blood (Powder Mage #1) by Brian McClellan – a series I’ve wanted to read for a while.  In fairness I’ve only just bought a copy of the first but even though it’s not had a long wait I’m keen to get to it.  I’ve read lots of positive reviews and I understand this has a great magical system.
  3. Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft – I bought the first book last year and even though I’ve read it this series has such glowing reviews I bought the second as soon as it was released.  I intend to get to them very soon.  VERY SOON – yes the caps lock was necessary.
  4. Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine – Another series that I’m longing to get to and have in actual bought copies of the first and second books.
  5. The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie – this is going to sound unbelievable but I’ve managed to buy the full set of this series (twice) and the first book three times – and yet I’ve still not read it!  Something is going seriously wrong somewhere.  There is a story behind it of course – obviously I don’t just keep re-buying the same books but I won’t bore you with my foolish consistency.
  6. His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik – strangely this is one of only two series on this list that I don’t yet own copies of – perhaps I should resist temptation until I’ve read at least one of the series that I already own books for – it could be a new rule – no more new books until I’ve read one – but, then again, maybe not.
  7. Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations #1-2) by Michael J Sullivan – I’ve owned a hard back copy of this book for some time too – it makes me feel guilty every time I see it sitting on the shelf, patiently waiting.
  8. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King – this is a series that I want to read and also don’t want to read! I recall one of my friends saying they were disappointed with the last book and it put me off a little – I know I shouldn’t let it get to me but there it is.  I own the first in the series.
  9. The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) by Lev Grossman – this is the second series that I don’t yet own but really would like to read. Again,  I do think I should probably read some of my owned books first though.
  10. Not a series but two books by the same author that I’ve been wanting to get to for a while – Under My Skin and White Lies by Zoe Markham.  They both sound great – well, I wouldn’t have bought them otherwise, obviously.

That’s it for me this week (although I’m sure if I look on my kindle I’ll find maybe a couple more series that I could have included *sighs)


25 Responses to “One or ten more new book series couldn’t hurt..”

  1. Anindita@A Bohemian Mind at Work

    We have a few in common and I need to copy the rest from your list. 🙂 This is such a fun meme.

  2. Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

    I also have Promise of Blood on my list! I’ve had that book on my shelf for a while, but I still need to pick it up. I’d highly, highly recommend starting the Riyria series. And yeeees, Gardens of the Moon! I’ve wanted to pick that one up for years, but I’m so intimidated by it.

    Great list!

  3. Carmen

    I would like to read The Magicians, since the TV series adaptation has piqued my curiosity. The Dark Tower is coming to theaters too, so I’ll see it first and then decide if I want to include that series on my TBR.

  4. Tammy

    The Dark Tower series was an amazing reading experience! I read all 7 books back to back (before I started blogging) and loved them all.

  5. Louise @ Bookasaurus Blog

    Series 4 and 6 for me too!

  6. mervih

    The only one I’ve read from this list is Temeraire. But I loved it!
    There are so many good books and so little time.

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I re-read Promise of Blood recently, since I’ve decided to re-start with this series after reading the author’s new book Sins of Empire, and while it somehow felt like a new story (I had forgotten much in the handful of years since), it was also a welcome return for me, and now I don’t intend to wait too long before moving forward.
    I’m certain you will enjoy this one quite a bit 🙂

  8. Maryam (@thecurioussffreader)

    I’ve read 6 Malazan books and they are a challenge to get through, they are worth it but I can only read them when I’m on vacations otherwise, I can’t concentrate.
    I really want to read The Magicians trilogy, I have all the books, I just need to read them now. 😛

  9. jessicabookworm

    Read King’s The Dark Tower series! I was disappointed with the very end, but the journey was well worth it and King does give you the option to stop reading before the very end…sadly my dad told me I had to read on!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I will eventually read it – I don’t think I’ll be able to help myself.
      Lynn 😀

  10. the (book) supplier

    Isn’t The Dark Tower being made into a movie or TV show or something? I think I thought about adding it to my TBR for that reason, though I’ve avoided Stephen King since It. Happy reading!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think I heard about that too so I should really get a move on and read this series.
      Lynn 😀

  11. sjhigbee

    I’m glad to see His Majesty’s Dragon there – it’s a delightful series, I think. Best of luck with tucking into these…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I’ll eventually get a budge on I suppose.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Rebecca

    I’ve read about half of the series on your list – good stuff! I would ESPECIALLY recommend the Powder Mage trilogy and the Riyria books.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think the Powder Mage trilogy is calling to me.
      Lynn 😀

      • Rebecca

        …. “read meeeee” it whispered…

      • @lynnsbooks

        There’s a story in the making right there – imagine if all your books could talk to you – the things they would actually whisper! Scary.
        Lynn 😀

  13. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve read most of these, and they are mostly all good! Only a couple where I would say things started going downhill after the first book and to save yourself the time (sadly, Temeraire was one of these, which is such a shame because His Majesty’s Dragon is one of my favorite books!)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I seem to be getting mixed feedback of the Dragon series but good to know that it’s not one you’re urging me to read. With so many it’s good to whittle down the numbers a little.
      Lynn 😀

  14. Danya @ Fine Print

    What a relief to hear that I’m not the only one who buys the first couple books in a series before I’ve even started it! Ink and Bone and Theft of Swords are both on my TBR, and I’ve got copies of both too. Hopefully we’ll have time to get to them soon. 🙂

  15. NaihaA.Mir

    Omg I discovered so many series here that I know I’d like, love this Mene.

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