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#Top10Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t Yet


It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday!!! For those of you who don’t know, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish! This week we were asked to talk about series that we meant to have started by now, but just haven’t gotten around to them yet. I’m not someone who really enjoys reading series. I have a short attention span and i get bored really easily so the most I like to go is a trilogy. Anything more than that is just too intimidating for me. Here are a few series that I meant to have started by now, but unfortunately have not!


Nowhere But Here by Katy McGarry

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Lyra: From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. But when a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape. As they make their way through a new and menacing environment, they meet a stranger named Gemma, who has embarked on a perilous quest of her own. And as Lyra tries to understand Haven’s purpose, she uncovers earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls. Gemma: Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two human models, or replicas, 24 and 72—and a completely new set of questions. As Gemma tries to unravel the mysteries of Haven, she learns terrible truths about herself and her family that will threaten to destroy everything she loves.

The Familiar by Mark Z. Danielewski

From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted.

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once. Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on. Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived. But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him. Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

Daughter Of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

game-of-thronesA Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

There you have it! All of the series that I meant to have started by now, but unfortunately haven’t gotten around to yet! What series did you plan to have already started by now? Which of the series above should I dive into first? Let’s discuss!

Thank you for reading!


20 thoughts on “#Top10Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t Yet

  1. Great list! I haven’t started The Lunar Chronicles or A Thousand Pieces of You either. (Actually the only two on here that I have started is Throne of Glass and the Grisha series. ;P )

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    1. How do you feel about Throne Of Glass and the Grisha series? Am I too far behind now to give it a try? haha!


      1. I only read the first Grisha book (my second was lent out and never returned) and I really enjoyed it. I plan to finish the series eventually. Throne of Glass is really good but I will be honest and say the first book is very slow. It sets up a lot for the rest of the story and there is very little action. After that it gets really really good. Most people who disliked the first book and continued had no complaints after that. I enjoy her ACOTAR series more but this one is really good as well. And no, you’re never too late to start. Actually I think it would have been smart to wait since now you can binge them all if you wanted.

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      2. Oh no! I’m sorry your book was never returned to you! That’s a shame 😦

        I’ve heard good things about the Grisha trilogy, but I just haven’t picked it up yet for some reason! I’ve also heard the same thing about Throne of Glass from a lot of people. Just push through the first one and it all gets better from there hahaha!

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    1. Right? It’s so hard for me to commit to a series. I always end up only reading the first book and then forgetting about the next ones until I feel like I’m too far behind to even attempt to read them anymore haha! 😛

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  2. The Lunar Chronicles, To All the Boys I have Loved Before and Throne of Glass are some of my all time favorite series! They are amazing, you have to read them! GOT is still on my list. One day I might get around to reading them all!

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    1. A lot of people have actually been recommending those three the most! Especially Throne Of Glass! GOT is so intimidating but I really do want to attempt it eventually!

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  3. Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road series is my addiction. I love those books, even if the secondary characters have a habit of pissing me off. I have found a slew of new book boyfriends and a book husband in Katie McGarry’s book as well haha.

    I’ve tried so many times to read A Game of Thrones but my attention span is non existent with that series, the constant POV swicth every chapter doesn’t help either.

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    1. I have actually never read a Katy McGarry novel before! I have the first book in the Thunder Road series just chilling on my shelf and I’m disappointed in myself for not having read it yet!

      Agreed when it comes to Game Of Thrones, they’re just so intimidating and I definitely do not have the attention span required to read that series at the moment! Maybe eventually though!


  4. I recently started “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”. The writing is gorgeous. I wish I could say I had the same excitement for The Grisha trilogy. I did like it but overall, I was rather disappointed.

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    1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Daughter Of Smoke and Bone! I’m really excited to pick that one up soon!

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  5. A bunch of these are on my TBR too, especially Throne of Glass I really want to try that out this year at some point but i’m really apprehensive about it. I love ACOTAR and that series and i’ve heard mixed opinions about TOG so i’m scared to start it if it’s not as good and the sheer amount of books in the series too!

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    1. honestly, I think it’s the amount of books in the TOG series that is making me so hesitant to start haha!


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