By: Cait Marie
I am a sucker for series. Nine times out of ten, I will choose a series over a stand-alone book. That being said, I also have a bad habit of re-reading series, which just takes up valuable time that I could be using to get through this crazy TBR. I also somehow missed a few growing up that I’ve been told I would have loved (which means I probably still will, if we’re being honest).
So, without further ado, in no particular order, here are the top 10 series I haven’t read but need to:
1. Magisterium by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare has been my favorite author for, what, nine years now? And I still have not read these books. I did just get the first three for Christmas, though. They’re middle grade, but I love it so far. It’s easy to read and a nice break from my usual choices.
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I have zero excuses for this one. I’ve had a box set, with the first four books, sitting on my shelf for over two years… maybe three. I stopped watching the show halfway through season one so I could read the books first because I loved it so much. My goal is to at least start them this year.
3. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I actually read most of Cinder about two years ago. I borrowed it from the library and had to return it before I finished, and then my library card expired and I haven’t been back for some reason. I loved what I read, though! Fairy tale retellings are my favorite, so I know I will love the rest, too.
4. House of Night by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
This has been on my TBR for years, mainly because the cover looks like something I’d like. One of my best friends sent me Marked as part of our “Bookmas” exchange, so I’m excited to finally read it.
5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
This is one of those series I’m sad I missed out on growing up. The Lightning Thief came out when I was starting high school, so I was just at that age where I wasn’t reading much anymore. I think I would’ve loved this series, which I plan on reading at some point, as well as Riordan’s other books.
6. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
I got the box set with the first five books in this series the same day I got the Outlander one, and I haven’t read it either. I did start the first one, but didn’t get very far. It’s very intimidating. I love the show, though, so I am determined to read them at some point!
7. Shades of Magic by V. E. Schwab
I have never read a book by Victoria Schwab, which usually surprises people. All of her books are on my TBR, most have been for a while. It just hasn’t happened yet. This year is the year, though. I already have A Darker Shade of Magic.
8. Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore
Graceling has been on my TBR longer than any of the other books on this list. It wasn’t until last year that I found out it was actually a series, which makes me want to read it even more. I’m not sure what’s been holding me back from this one, but it needs to stop.
9. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I have this book. I’ve had it since shortly after it came out. I know I’ll love it. I think subconsciously I wanted to wait for the other books to be out because I knew it’d be one that would kill me to wait. Regardless, it’s high on my TBR this year.
10. Charlotte Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
I bought this at the same time as Three Dark Crowns and still haven’t started it. I can literally see it from where I’m sitting typing this. It’s a YA Sherlock retelling, which just sounds perfect, and now there are three books and a fourth being released this year.