If you’re a book lover like me (I also answer to bookworm) you have a reading list that never ends. That’s because you add to it faster than you can read, even if you’re a fast reader. I’m always asking people for recommendations and writing down book titles or author’s names on little pieces of paper. I sometimes lose the paper, only to find it later. It seriously feels like finding 20$ in a coat from last winter!
This week’s prompt from The Broke and the Bookish is the top ten series I’d like to read, but haven’t started yet.
1. The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
It still surprises me that I haven’t read this series yet. It seems like something I would have enjoyed when I was younger, which means I’ll still like it when I get to it!
2. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
Before the movies came out, I asked for this series for Christmas and I got it. However, I wanted to read the Hobbit first. I only made it about halfway through the Hobbit before I lost interest, so I never made it to The Lord of the Rings. I’ve been meaning to read them, but there are so many books and so little time!
3. The Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare
I’ve actually read three of these books. I thought it was supposed to be a trilogy, so I figured I had read the whole series. But then the author came out with two more books, which I haven’t read. The thing is, I would have to read the first three again to remember everything that has happened before I read the last two!
4. Le goût du bonheur, Marie Laberge
This is a trilogy by a author from Québec which I’ve had in my posession for years. Again, there is no reason why I haven’t read them! Everyone says the books are wonderful. I believe them, I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet.
5. The Stephanie Plum novels, Janet Evanovich
Again, a series I’ve started, but haven’t finished. To be fair, I think there are now 18 books in this series. I’ve read eight or nine. My friend Lisa is the one who’s been lending them to me, so it’s kind of her fault that I haven’t finished the series!
6. The Caster Chronicles, Kami Garcia and Magaret Stohl
Another series I’ve started. I read Beautiful Creatures and just bought the second one, Beautiful Darkness. There definitely weren’t as many vampire/witch/supernatural series and books when I was a teenager. Everytime I go to the teen section of the bookstore, I think of 14 year old me. She would have been in paradise.
7. Les Chevaliers d’Émeraude, Anne Robillard
Another series by an author from Québec. I’m not sure what it’s all about, but I know there is magic and adventure. It’s written for teens, but I know many adults who’ve read and enjoyed the series.
I can’t think of any more series that I absolutely want to read. Books, yes, but not whole series. I’ll probably think of them as soon as this post is published.
There is, however, one series I would put on an opposite list. Maybe something called “A series I will never finish because I hated the first book even if hate is a strong word for books and I didn’t really have to finish it but I did because I hoped it would get better.” Maybe I need to work on the title.
And that series is…
The Millennium series, Stieg Larson
Most people disagree with me on this one, but I intensly disliked The girl who played with fire. I read the whole thing and it took me months. The ending made me mad. I didn’t get it. I even asked my sister if she really liked it, for real, or if she was just saying that because everyone was raving about the book. She said she actually enjoyed it. Whatever. I didn’t.
What’s on your series to read list?