Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. This week, we’re talking about series we’ve been meaning to start!
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson // I really need to read this… But it’s so intimidating! That paperback copy is like 1200 pages long and so heavy.
Insurrection (Insurrection #1) by Robyn Young // I’ve had the first two books in the trilogy on my shelves for 2 years now, I think. And I still haven’t read them. This is historical fiction set in the 13th century and it’s about Edward of England, and a possible Scottish civil war. Sounds intriguing!
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin // I adored her Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and Broken Kingdoms, so I’m really excited to read more of her works. I still have to read the last book to the Inheritance trilogy, but I’ll get to that eventually too.
Stormbird (Wars of the Roses #1) by Conn Iggulden // Another historical fiction book! I bought this book and the sequel in a book sale maybe 2 years ago and I still haven’t read them. Do you see a trend here? This one is also set in England but this time during the 15th century!
Age of Myth (Legend of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan // Michael J. Sullivan is one of my favorite authors. I wanted to read this book immediately when it was released last year, but I didn’t. I generally prefer paperbacks, and they first only had hardcovers and then the paperbacks were extremely expensive. BUT a copy is now on its way to me, and I will definitely read this during the summer.
Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence // I still have his Prince of Thorns on my unread shelf, but this one just looks incredible. It’s about a girl called Nona, who was brought to the Convent of Sweet Mercy (assassin nuns!) when she was eight, bloodstained and accused of murder.
A Natural History of Dragons (Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan // This really sounds amazing. It’s about Lady Trent, a famous dragon naturalist. She’s basically telling her story throughout these books (which is why they’re called the memoirs, obviously). Dragons though!
Malice (Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne // I have no idea what this is about. I know it’s epic fantasy, people love it and the cover looks amazing. I’m going into it blind!
Promise of Blood (Powder Mage #1) by Brian McClellan // The synopsis of this one starts with: “The Age of Kings is dead… and I have killed it.” EPIC?
The Red Knight (Traitor Son Cycle #1) by Miles Cameron // I have no clue what this is about. I know it’s fantasy. I know many people like it. I know I bought the second book during a sale. Still need to buy the first book though…
Those are 10 series I’ve been meaning to start for a while! Have you read any of these? Which one should I give priority to?