Hello, readers/minions. I have something horrifying to tell you.
…I haven’t read anything in like a week. Actually, it’s been longer than that. It’s been eleven days. Why haven’t I read anything?
- Because I’ve been busy doing other things
- Because I’ve been super tired lately
- Because I’ve read one hundred and eighteen books thus far this year and so I think I deserve a break
- Because I’ve felt rather blah lately and that affects my reading habits
Fear not, though. I’ll probably pick up a book before this week is out. I usually have a few “reading blahs” every year; this March I had one that lasted for two weeks. It happens.
Anyway, this is a roundabout way of saying that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) is rather apt… since I’ve thought about books quite a lot lately but haven’t actually read any in a while.
This week’s prompt is “top ten series you would like to start reading.”
1. The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson
THE FIRST BOOK ALONE IS ONE THOUSAND PAGES LONG. And it has nine planned sequels! OMG. I really love long high fantasy novels…
2. Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
I look forward to reading these three books because they’re paranormal/urban fantasy and they take place in Europe! (Prague, to be more specific.) Oh, and because I’ve heard so many lovely things about them.
3. The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
P.S. Don’t confuse the first book of this series (Shadow and Bone) with the first book in the series above (Daughter of Smoke & Bone)!
4. Starbound trilogy by Amie Kaufman
My blogging friends raved about the first book, These Broken Stars, soooo… I guess I’ll just have to read it and see for myself!
5. Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
These four books are actually stacked (along with many other novels) next to my bed, waiting for me to read them! But. As I mentioned above, I’ve experienced the reading blahs as of late and haven’t yet read them. But I should. Because werewolves.
6. Legend trilogy by Marie Lu
DYSTOPIAN NOVELS. Enough said.
7. Micah Gray duology by Laura Lam
Historical fiction and fantasy, set at a cirus? YES, PLEASE. Also, these books feature an intersex main character – yay for diverse YA fiction!
8. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
9. The Ascendance trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
So, um, this series might be on this list because the cover of the first book is so incredibly beautiful. The high fantasy plot is just a nice bonus.
10. Graceling Realm trilogy by Kristin Cashore
Orphu @ A Mirror Made of Words loves this series and since I’ve loved all her other recommendations, I’m going to try this series. It’s high fantasy… of course. Most of the books on this list are.
Hmm, I wonder which genres I like? I don’t know…
Which series would you like to begin?