Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week. I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is REWIND! (So you can pick from previous topics that you want to do again or may have missed) so, as the title suggests, I chose Top Ten Series I’d Like to Start, but Haven’t Yet.
Now reading for fun is sometimes quite difficult for me due to University commitments and life and getting into a series is very time consuming and a lot of commitment what with being sucked into a fabulous world for X amount of books. This has led to a build-up of series I’d like to take a stab at. So in no particular order:
1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Each book in the series is a different take on a fairy tale character like Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel and they’re all set in a futuristic world where cyborgs and androids exist. There are currently three books in this series but I’m pretty sure there’s a fourth one coming out sometime so maybe when all four are out I’ll marathon them all.
2. King Raven Trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead
This is a series of historical books based on the story of Robin Hood. I actually have the first one, Hood, and did try to read it many years ago but couldn’t get past the first 50 pages. I think that was probably because I was about thirteen or fourteen at the time and after growing up on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves couldn’t get used to the differences.
3. The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
I got the box set of this for Christmas and can’t wait to read them. It’s a dystopian young adult series (which is all the range right now) but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
4. The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
I have a huge, beautiful hardback edition of this series but have never got around to starting it. I think I got it when the movie came out in 2007 (because even at fifteen years old I was all about reading the book before seeing the movie) but never read the book nor saw the film.
5. The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
I have heard mixed reviews of this YA dystopian trilogy but since there’s a film coming out very soon – I am intrigued. I do have the first book on my kindle so it’s ready and waiting for me, it’s just a case of getting around to reading it.
6. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
This is actually a series I knew nothing about until my mum emailed me a bit before Christmas asking if I had read them and if not would I like them. As I hadn’t my mum got me the series for Christmas, they have very pretty covers and I’m looking forward to reading them.
7. The 5th Wave series (or is it a trilogy?) by Rick Yancy
This is a YA science-fiction/dystopian series and I do have the first book. Admittedly I got it because the cover looks rather cool but I’ve heard good things about it so hopefully when I get round to reading it I’ll like the story as much as the cover.
8. The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty
I actually have the first three books in this series (Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings and Charmed Thirds) courtesy of my friend Erin – she was getting rid of some books and I was happy to take them off her hands. From what I can gather it’s all about a sixteen year old girl and what’s happening in her life so I predict some quite easy but enjoyable reads.
9. The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
I loved The Legend of the Seeker TV show that was based on these books and ever since watching it I’ve been meaning to pick up the books. Alas it’s not happened yet – maybe it’s because there’s eleven books in the series…
10. The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
This is a series I’m mainly interested in because there’s a film coming out soon – my theory on book-to-movie-adaptations is that the book must either have a huge following, or be rather good – so I’d like to find out which one The Maze Runner falls into.
Any suggestions as to what I should give a go first would be much appreciated.