Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Book Series I Haven’t Finished Yet
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1 – Department 19 by Will Hill
The first three books in this vampire series are action-packed and entertaining. The last one was a little overlong and disappointing which is why I held of from reading the remaining two books. But one day I’ll get round to finishing this series.
2 – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I’ve only read Magician’s Apprentice and Lion, Witch, Wardrobe. I’m not a big fan of the books, but it’s a classic series that I’ll probably finish one day, either myself or when I have kids of my own to read it to.
3 – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Another classic series that I tried to read but couldn’t get into. The pace was too slow, the writing archaic, but Tolkien’s world building is unrivaled and I will read the rest of the series at some point.
4 – Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz knows how to write for kids and teens (and for adults) and this is a fast-paced, action packed series. The first book is at least, and I look forward to seeing how the series develops.
5 – Unwind by Neal Shusterman
This is one of my favourite YA series. I’ve read the first two books and have the third and fourth to read. Solid writing, great characters, unique premise and gripping plots… this is some of the best YA sci-fi/dystopia in print.
6 – Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is one of my favourite writers. I grew up with the Percy Jackson series. The first two books in the Heroes of Olympus were epic. I just haven’t got around to reading the third, fourth or fifth yet. But I’ll probably read the new Norse series first.
7 – The Bartimeaus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud
I’ve read the first three books in the main Bartimeaus sequence, but not the prequel, The Ring of Solomon. These books are action-packed, funny and well written. Would make great movies too.
8 – Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
There are two reasons I don’t want to read the final book in the Skulduggery series: Because then it would be over, and after the eighth book didn’t live up to the rest of the series, I don’t want to be disappointed. Another series that should be a movie.
9 – The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel
The first book in this series is an addictive twist on the Frankenstein story. The second book Such Wicked Intent got great reviews too, so I look forward to reading it. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey is a similar series I haven’t finished yet but which is worth checking out.
10 – Red Rising Trilogy
Technically the third and final book hasn’t been released yet, but it will be soon. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book– after all the hype it got i expected more–but the writing was solid and there was plenty of action. But I still want to find out what happens in the rest of the series.