Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start for Ages

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?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start for Ages

38 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start for Ages

  1. Some amazing fantasy here! A few of these are on my TBR already and I think a few more might be joining. Time to look a few up for more info. I hope you get the chance to start enjoying a few of these soon!

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  2. Your reason for not reading Brandon Sanderson is my reason too. His books are SO LONG I feel like jumping deliberately down a rabbit hole, but I know they’re SO popular and my relatives are infatuated with all his books. Eventually I know I’ll have to read them.

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      1. ha totally get that! I’ve heard all his books connect together as well so I’m not even sure which ones to read first? Is this like a Shadowhunter Chronicles situation or can I just read whatever I want to?

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        1. I don’t think it’s like a Shadowhunters thing. I believe that they all play out in the Cosmere universe but that they all have a world inside the universe? Or something like that… I have read Mistborn and Warbreaker, so I didn’t follow a chronological order either!

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  3. Arika (onceuponabookishnerd) says:

    The Way of Kings I heard is really good…didn’t have it on my top ten list this week but definitely one I want to start too! Great List 🙂

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  4. Great list, Jolien! The Fifth Season is amazing, I definitely recommend picking it up, and A Natural History of Dragons made my list this week, too. =) I got a copy of Red Sister via NetGalley but unfortunately I just couldn’t get into it – I don’t know if maybe the finished, edited book is a bit more readable for me? I hope so, because a book about assassin nuns is literally all I want in life. I think I’ll try picking a copy up from the library instead!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Well, then I hope we’ll both enjoy A Natural History of Dragons 😀 Oh, I’m sad to hear that. It happens though. I think it’s great you’re still willing to give it a second try. It could indeed be the edits, or just the reading mood. I hope your library will get a copy!

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  5. I did not know A Natural History of Dragons was part of a series! That’s gotten me far more excited about it… I’m also excited about Red Sister – I received a copy in one of my book subscription boxes earlier in the year, and though it’s vastly oversized it sounds very interesting.

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  6. I agree, Stormlight Archive is so intimidating. I have the Fifth Season, and I read the prologue but found it confusing at the time so it probably just wasn’t the right time for me to start that book. I think I might start with one of her other series now. I think they might be easier to get into. 🙂

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      1. I really like it, it tells the story of the war of the roses from different points of view! From royals but also from the commoners which makes it different from the others stories Ive read about the war of the roses.

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  7. Yeah, The Way of Kings is a massive book 😀 So is Words of Radiance! It wouldn’t fit in my bag so I could only read it at home lol. But I wanted the books on my shelf…
    Promise of Blood and Malice are on my list as well! 🙂

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  8. A Natural History of Dragons is on my TBR as well (it sounds SOOOO good!) Brandon Sanderson books are so intimidating to me… I read the first Mistborn but it took me forevvvvvvver, lol! Great list, lots for me to look over on goodreads ❤️🌈🌟

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