Top Ten Tuesday: Series I haven’t started yet

meme - top ten tuesdayWow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday list! This week’s topic is series I’d like to start but haven’t yet. I don’t know if I’ll be able to come up with 10, since my usual problem is reading book #1 of a series and then never getting around to the rest! But here goes…

1. Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin) — I may be the only person who likes fantasy but still hasn’t gotten to this series yet! The length is daunting to me…but one of these days I’m going to pick up A Game of Thrones, I swear!

2. InCryptid (Seanan McGuire) — I love McGuire’s Toby Daye books, so of course I’m interested in this series too! I think it involves monsters and monster hunters, which could be fun. And the first book is called Discount Armageddon, which is just a great title in my opinion!

3. Seven Kingdoms Trilogy (Kristin Cashore)Graceling has been on my shelves for AGES, so I really ought to read it soon! So many people have told me it’s great, too.

4. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket) — Yes, I know these books are for children. But they look like smart, silly, slightly sinister fun!

5. Algonquin Round Table Mysteries (J.J. Murphy) — You guys, there is a series of mysteries featuring Dorothy Parker as a sleuth! I am intrigued. The first book, Murder Your Darlings, is on my shelves, and I plan to read it later this month.

6. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King) — I’m not a huge Sherlock Holmes enthusiast, but I do think he’s an interesting character. I won book #1, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, in a reading challenge a few years ago, and I’ve been meaning to start it…one of these days!

7. Aubrey/Maturin (Patrick O’Brian) — I love this time period, and I’m always up for a good seafaring yarn. (Well, not always. But I sometimes am.) I’ve wanted to start this series many times, but 20 books is a big commitment!

8. Dublin Murder Squad (Tana French) — I own the first two books of this series, so there’s really no excuse now!

9. Iris Anderson series (Kathryn Miller Haines) — I’m still reading Haines’ Rosie Winter books, but I’m equally interested in this YA series that takes place during WWII.

10. Curse of Chalion (Lois McMaster Bujold) — I also need to catch up with Bujold’s Vorkosigan series; I’ve only read Shards of Honor and Barrayar! But this fantasy series looks really good too.

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I haven’t started yet

  1. Justine G says:

    A Series of Unfortunate Events is on my list too!
    A Song of Ice and Fire is such a huge time commitment, but totally worth it. I had to buckle down and spend three months reading them so I could watch the show lol.

    • Christina says:

      Haha, I’d love to watch the show too! I just feel like I can’t do that until i read the books. I will try to carve out space in my reading schedule — perhaps next year!

    • Christina says:

      I do want to read it! I just keep getting sidetracked by other things. But it does look like a good series, and I’m very interested in reading more books set in Ireland.

  2. Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net says:

    I’ve only read the first book in O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series but I remember enjoying it 🙂

    I hope you enjoy ASoIaF when you get to it! Like another commenter said, it’s totally worth it, there’s just so much to comment about and analyse and speculate on.

    I’ve been meaning to check out Curse of Chalion (or anything by Bujold, really).

    Great list! 😀

    • Christina says:

      Haha, your posts on the “Game of Thrones” series (which I have been steadfastly ignoring!) definitely make me want to check out the books. I’m aiming for next year. Someday it will happen!

      Bujold is great. Granted, I am only basing this on two books, but Shards of Honor and Barrayar were really good! I definitely want to read the rest of her work at some point.

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