Mar 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Would Like to Start But Haven't Yet

Series are all of the rage now thanks to the movies (but really thanks to the awesome writing of the least most of them).  But there are just TOO MANY. 

I try to read as many as possible, but once I read the first book in the series, I need to move on to the next one and the other series just sit waiting impatiently on my nightstand. There just isn't enough time to get to all of them.  But I need to get moving on some of these series, because my students get mad when I don't.  Really.  Really really mad.

Top Ten Series I Would Like to Start But Haven't Yet

1. The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien

I read the Hobbit in the 6th grade for an assignment and just absolutely hated it.  Everyone keeps telling me that you should read LOTR first in order to appreciate the Hobbit, but I just can't get past the utter boredom I experienced.  It's on the "List" though, so I'll get to it one day.

2. Gone, by Michael Grant

I have this one sitting in my iBooks app, so I guess I bring it with me everywhere I go, but continue to ignore it in favor of the new books I keep checking out of the library. 

3. The Selection Trilogy, by Kiera Cass

Really I want to find out about this series because the coverwork is just beautiful.  I honestly have no idea what the series is about.  But the students are constantly checking this bad boy out, so I need to find out eventually.

4. Guys Read, by Jon Scieszka

Working at an all girl school can certainly hinder your knowledge of books that boys enjoy.  Also, I love Jon Scieszka (and company) so I really need to pick this up.

5. The Eva Nine Trilogy, by Tony DiTerrlizi

I promised a student that I would absolutely read this and every day when she asks me if I've started, the guilt inside me grows.

6. The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman

I really enjoy graphic novels and this series gets nothing but the highest praise from all around.  Plus, it's Neil Gaiman.

7. Legend Series, by Marie Lu

A few months ago, I had to decide to read either Graceling or Legend.  I chose Graceling.  Hence, the Legend series is still waiting on the shelf for me to begin.

8. Heroes of Olympus, by Rick Riordan

I only just finished Percy Jackson and the Olympians this past year, so I need to give myself a breather before I dive into this series. But everytime I see the books, I get the urge to grab one. 

9. Time Quintet, by Madeline L'engle

Okay I have, of course, read A Wrinkle in Time.  But here's a confession that could get me blacklisted: I've never read the rest of the series.  I know, I know.  But if it counts, I've read and loved Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me.  It doesn't count? *Hangs head in shame*

10. Redwall, by Brian Jacques

It's been sitting on my shelf FOREVER (like so many other books). I suppose I should feel extra guilty because it was a boyfriend recommendation and I force many a book upon him.  I also have a bag of Ender's series books from him that I have yet to tackle...yikes.

Alright, this exercise has taught me that I need to remove myself from Netflix (currently watching Cheers for the first time and I am in love) and just read 24/7. 

More to-be-read series over at the Broke and the Bookish!


  1. I have got to agree with you, there are way too many series out there to be able to read them. Sadly standalone novels seem to be a dying breed. I really want to read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus and Redwall series as well. One day.
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    1. I always hate it when I read what I think will be a standalone novel and then there's a cliffhanger ending. I love series, but it can be so difficult to keep up with them all!

  2. Redwall!! Wow, I haven't seen those books in so long! Definitely enjoyed the series when I was younger, though; and now thanks to you, I'm reminded of it and want to pick it up again! I also have Legend on my list but totally forgot to add Rick Riordan--I haven't read any of his books yet but kept meaning to one of these days.

    1. I loved the Percy Jackson series, it's definitely worth picking up!

  3. Just a note on continuing with the Percy Jackson novels, Riordan's new books The Lost Hero and Mark of Athena both require a firm knowledge of what happened in the previous 5 books. Everything ties together so you want to make sure it's fresh in your mind. That's the only reason why I haven't started Mark of Athena, I need a refresher. Also, Legend is awesome. I actually chose that over reading Graceling and my mind was just blown. Sorry for the spoiler alert :)

    1. I'm not too worried about it being fresh in my mind, but I might give them a reread because they were so good and I love mythology. And I understand your spoiler alert reference. =)

  4. I love love love Redwall, but you have to have a child-like appreciation for these types of tales. They aren't anything like modern YA, but I can't get enough of the heart warming tales of good vs evil!

    I'm hanging my head in shame with you because although I've read A Wrinkle in Time (and LOVED it) as a kid, I have not yet read the rest of them. I would also like to read Legend. I, like you, read Graceling- also very good!

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    1. I adore children's lit so I'm not concerned about being thrown off with the Redwall series. But yeah, the Wrinkle in Time shame is heavy. We should get on it!

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