Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t.  

I have so many series that I’ve been wanting to start but haven’t got around to yet.  Some of them are completed and some are still being written.  All of the ones that I chose for this post are series that I own at least the first book.  Click on the photo of book one of each series to be taken to the Goodreads page.


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The Lotus War trilogy by Jay Kristoff

I have become a huge fan of his since reading Illuminae and Nevernight last year.  I own the entire trilogy but haven’t picked it up to read yet.  I really need to get on that soon!

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Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

I’ve heard so many good things about this series and it sounds like something that would be absolutely perfect for me. So I own all of the books that have been currently released (1-5).  But of course, I still haven’t started the series yet.  Maybe knowing that the final book comes out later this year will get me moving on it.

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The Kingkiller Chronicle series by Patrick Rothfuss

I love adult high fantasy series so this one was a must have for my collection.  I’ve heard great things about it but haven’t been reading as many longer books lately so I’ve been passing this one over for shorter reads.  I’m trying to take an easier go at my reading and not feeling like I need to read a huge number of books per year so that I feel better about taking longer with these bigger books.

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor

This trilogy has such a huge following that I had to put it on my TBR list.  And I ended up getting the whole set from Book Outlet so now I just need to read it.  I read her other book, Strange the Dreamer, and fell 10000% in love so I really can’t wait to read more of her books.

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Starbound trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I bought the first book after reading Illuminae because I wanted to read more Amie Kaufman.  But alas, it has continued to sit on my shelf unread.  Hopefully knowing they are starting another series together will push me to read this one sooner rather than later.

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Worldwalker trilogy by Josephine Angelini

Initially what drew me to this trilogy was the covers.  They’re absolutely gorgeous.  Especially after the redesign.  Ordinarily I’d be a little peeved that my covers don’t match but this one doesn’t bug me so much.

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The Diviners series by Libba Bray

I’ve never read any of her books yet but I loved the premise of this series.  Supernatural and the 1920s…. YES PLEASE!  I have had the first book for awhile but haven’t gotten around to reading it.

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The Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson

Again with the gorgeous covers!! I also love blending fantasy with historical fiction so this seemed like a really great trilogy for me to read.  I own the first two books and the third one comes out this fall so hopefully I can get this trilogy started this year.

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Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

I became a fan of Brandon Sanderson when he did a fantastic job of finishing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series after Jordan passed away.  I also read Mistborn and thought it was fantastic so I’m excited to read more of his books.  I have the first two books.

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Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake

This was one of my most anticipated books of 2016 but I guess I hyped myself up too much and ended up choosing to not read it yet.  That also happened to me with Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas.  I tend to get overly excited about a book releasing but then not reading it right away when it is released.  I am still very excited to read this one and the second book comes out soon.


What series have you been meaning to start but haven’t yet?

 

 

 

Proposed May 2017 TBR

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Happy May everybody!  I’m so glad that spring is really kicking into gear.  I’m really excited for the lilacs to start blooming and filling the air with one of my favorite spring smells.

So, I originally had zero plans to do any sort of TBR posts for this year since I’m taking this year to chill and take things at a slower pace.  But there are a few books that I have been really in the mood for that I would like to read this month so I might as well do a PROPOSED TBR post.  I’ve been feeling more in the mood for adult books so I’m going to read a mixture of adult and YA this month.  Still sticking mostly with fantasy because it’s my favorite genre.

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  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye (releasing May 16)

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  • The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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  • Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  • After You by Jojo Moyes

What are you hoping to read this month?

RENEGADE RED Covers Reveal!

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RENEGADE RED REVEALED!

RENEGADE RED, the sequel to the award-winning novel SHATTERED BLUE will be available in THREE special edition covers, in both Hardcover and Paperback, in March 2017! Distribution from online sites and into bookstores will be random, so you have a chance to collect them all— the POET EDITION, the WARRIOR EDITION, and the very exclusive TRAVELER EDITION. Happy hunting, and learn more at LaurenBirdHorowitz.com!

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Join Lauren and Zoe Cope, the designer of all three covers, for a live Twitter chat at 10am PST/1pm EST Thursday 9/22

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Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.

Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING BOOK AWARDS BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION

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USA BOOK AWARD BEST NEW FICTION 2015

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NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2015

“Must-read romances of 2015… I guarantee you’ll be hooked and anxiously awaiting the next book in the series”

–USA TODAY

“Anyone who’s ever fantasized about kissing a Fae will enjoy Noa and Callum’s first sexy kiss…Romantic sparks ignite…fast-moving…hip…lyrically concise”

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“A fantastical tale of love and betrayal…colorful world-building…more than enough emotion and angst to keep any romance-loving teenager glued to the pages, and the promise of a trilogy will keep them eagerly anticipating the next book…VERDICT Librarians with a large fantasy readership should invest in the print version of this title.” – School Library Journal

“A book to fall for”

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“Not your average fairy tale… will have you clamoring for more of a story that you didn’t see coming…new and surprising.”

–HYPABLE

“Magic, action and a really, really attractive love interest… what more could you want?”

–GLITTER MAGAZINE

“A love story you won’t soon forget… A story of of protection sacrifice and love”

–SHE KNOWS.COM

A “Book To Lean On When The Going Gets Tough”

–BUSTLE

A “Book for All Ages”

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For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

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Lauren Bird Horowitz, screenwriter and novelist, has won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers’ (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction, and the 2016 International Book Award for Best Fantasy. It was also listed as one of USA Today’s top romances of 2015, and selected as a notable book by BuzzFeed, Popsugar, Hypable, San Francisco Book Review, Glitter, The Culturalist, Teen Reads, Maria Shriver.com, Bustle and others.

Bird studied writing at Harvard University with novelist Jamaica Kincaid, where she won several prizes including the Edward Eager Memorial Prize for fiction and Winthrop-Sargent Prize for writing. She’s a proud member of the Writers Guild of America. Bird lives in Kauai and Los Angeles.

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Top Ten Books I Want To Read Right Now

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is:FREEBIE! So today I decided to go with the top ten books that I want to read right now.  June has been a hard reading month for me because I haven’t had a lot of time to devote to reading.  I’ve spent a lot of time sorting through my books in my big purge project so I have a pretty specific list of what books I am in the mood for at this moment in time.  Hopefully I will get to these books in July, although July will be my busiest month of this year so far.  In no particular order, these are the books I am really wanting to read right now. (Titles link to Goodreads)

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  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover – I want to get in one last CoHo book before the release of It Ends With Us!  I just love her books so much!
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness – It has been almost a year since I read book 1, A Discovery of Witches, so I must get to this one this summer.  I’ve missed Diana and Matthew!
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I have heard amazing things about this book and have really been in the mood for something different than fantasy lately so I think this will be the perfect read for me this summer.
  • The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson – I absolutely LOVED The Kiss of Deception!  It completely blew me away!  I wanted to wait to read The Heart of Betrayal until closer to the release date of book 3 so I wouldn’t be left with a massive book hangover.  I can’t wait to read more of this series!
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – Again, another book that I have heard amazing things about.  I’m getting more in the mood for historical fiction again so I’m looking forward to reading this one this summer.

Have you read any of these books?  What books are on your immediate TBR?

Shelf Control – February 11,2016

Shelf Control

Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.  Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available.  Take a look at your shelves and/or Kindle and post about a book you own but haven’t read yet.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Shelf Control post!  Things have been crazy lately so I haven’t had a lot of extra time for blogging.  But I’m coming back today with a book that has been on my TBR for what seems like FOREVER!


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 Mistborn
Author:  Brandon Sanderson
Published: Published July 31st 2007 by Tor Fantasy (first published July 25th 2006)
Length: 643 Pages

Goodreads Summary: Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.

He failed.

For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.

How I Got It: I bought the boxed trilogy boxed set.

When I Got It: At least 1 year ago, probably more.

Why I Want To Read It: I have yet to read a book written solely by Brandon Sanderson.  He was brought to my attention when he completed the last few books of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan after Jordan’s death.  It is one of my favorite series of all time and he did a fantastic job of finishing the series so I’ve been wanting to read his solo works for awhile but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.