Tuesday, 15 September 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten series I need to hurry up and start

(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)

This week, Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie - we get to choose the topic. After last week being the series I haven't yet finished, I thought I'd carry on with the theme: these are the ten series that I haven't even started yet, but really need to.

10) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Now this one is cheating a little bit, because I actually read the first fifty pages of 'The Raven Boys' - I just couldn't get into it for some reason. We're three books in at this point, with the fourth novel coming out in the new year... I'll catch up eventually, honest. 

9) The Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver
I adore Lauren Oliver's writing, but I still haven't had a chance to start 'Delirium'!

8) The Wither trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
I love the concept of 'Wither' - a virus has taken the human life span down to the late twenties, so to keep the human populace up forced marriages occur constantly. It sounds like a very interesting premise, but I also think it's going to be a story I really need to be in the mood for to pay attention to. 

7) The Matched trilogy by Ally Condie
Pretty - so, so, so pretty! I managed to buy these books in charity shops last year, but I've also read some bad reviews about these and I'm a bit more apprehensive now... 

6) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The final book in the series, 'Winter', isn't released until the end of the year - I'd ideally like to get these all read before 2015 finishes. 

5) The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor
Again: beautiful, beautiful books. I own the first one, so hopefully I'll kick myself up the bum and start them soon... 

4) The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner
I have two sets of these novels, yet I still haven't read them. What is wrong with me? 

3) The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
I keep getting recommended these books, and now - following the release of fourth novel, 'Queen of Shadows' - I'm determined to get around to them. I loved 'A Court of Thorns and Roses', so I think I'm going to adore these books. 

2) The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
I've currently gotten this trilogy out of the library, so I should be able to start these sooner rather than later! They look so beautiful, and I've heard such brilliant things about them - I just cannot wait. 

1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I meant to start reading these before the first film came out... Alas, I still haven't gotten around to it. I feel like such a fraud to the book blogging world! 

I hope you enjoyed my Top Ten Tuesday. Show me what you decided to do with your freebie week in the comments!


  1. There are so many good book series out there that I want to start reading.... I'm still trying to play catch up on all of the book series I have started.

    I chose to focus on banned books as Banned Books Week is coming up later this month!! Here's a link to my TTT post for the week:

    1. This is another problem for me! I'll start a new series (for example, The 5th Wave trilogy by Rick Yancey) and the second book won't be out when I finish the first, so I'll start another series, and by the time the second Yancey novel was released I just didn't have time for it. So annoying!

  2. Hunger Games is an over-hyped series that is actually worth its hype. It's such a great trilogy and I promise you won't be wasting your time with it. :) I'm really satisfied with the movies as well. DoS&B is one of the most unique and amazing series I've ever read. The last book is one of the best series finale I've ever read. The Maze Runner was a pleasant surprise. The first book is a really great series started and The Scorch Trials was the PERFECT sequel to it. The finale book disappointed me a bit but I guess the author can't satisfy all the readers, right? And now, I left the two best series to the end: Raven Cycle and The Lunar Chronicles. Both of these are very strong both story and character wise. The plot is always interesting/exciting/enjoyable and the characters are all so relatable and well-made. Hope you'll pick up these series soon, though I totally understand that sometimes you're just not able to get around them - Wither is still on my TBR.
    Awesome list! :)
    My TTT

    1. One of the reasons I've found it so hard to start The Hunger Games is because I've actually already watched the film (I know, terrible of me!) because my friend made me watch it at her birthday party. I really enjoyed it, but I wasn't sure how it would translate to bookish format.
      Have you seen The Maze Runner film? My friend constantly recommends the series to me, but she said the film was awful - most of the other reviews I've read said that the film was better than the book!
      It's good to know that you rate Raven Cycle and Lunar Chronicles highly - I've heard so many amazing things about both of them, it's just awful that I'm such a terrible procrastinator! Maybe we could read Wither together, at least that would tick it off of both of our lists :P

  3. I need to hurry up and start the Lunar Chronicles too! My TTT

    1. I just want to catch up before Winter is released, because I'm sure I'm going to be inundated with spoilers!

  4. HI! I like Lauren Oliver, too. But I haven't started Delirium. Great idea for this week :)

    My TTT


    1. I'm glad it's not just me - most people think I'm crazy when I say I haven't gotten around to them yet! Thank you :)

  5. I love the Throne of Glass series, cannot wait to read Queen of Shadows, which is definitely going to be my next read! The Hunger Games is brilliant. The Maze Runner trilogy is okay, but I wouldn't say it's one of my favourite series. The Wither Trilogy is on my TBR, as is The Lunar Chronicles and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I have the first book in the Matched trilogy, but have not read it yet, I'm apprehensive about the series for the same reasons that you are.
    My TTT:

    1. I really should have read Throne of Glass by now - I bought the first book on a Kindle deal last year, so I've had enough time to start it! I mass bought the first four books (well, three books and novella) of the Lunar Chronicles a couple months back, it's just getting the incentive to start a new series - I've heard a lot of people saying how awesome it is, but actually haven't heard that much about the plot other than they're fairytale retellings!

  6. Like you, I still need to finish The Raven Cycle, and want to start Throne of Glass. I'm hoping I can get to them beginning in October. *fingers crossed* The Lunar Chronicles is really good. I can't wait for Winter to come out. I hope you get a chance to begin some of these great series.