Top Ten Tuesday [10]: New Series I Want to Start

photo-7Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the prompt is top ten series I’d like to read this year. There are quite a few out there that everyone’s been raving about.

My list also includes series that I’ve had a falling out with the past but would like to pick them up again.


1. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas This series has been in a few of my top ten tuesdays list lately. But I really want to read this one just to see what everyone’s been raving about.

2. The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant. This is another series that’s shown up at least a couple of times on my posts. This series comes highly recommended. And being a fan of zombie novels, this should’ve been a no-brainer. Unfortunately, it had sat on my shelves for far too long.

3. The Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This is one of those series that I’ve stalled after book #10. There are currently 21 books in the series so far. It is a great paranormal series but since I’m not much of a reader of the genre, I’ve fallen miserably behind.

4. Outlander by Diane Gabaldon. There are presently eight books so far. I’ve started Outlander a while back (before the tv series was aired), but life happens. I’m determined to read at least the first book before the year is out.

5. The Administration Series by Manna Francis. A Sci-fi/suspense/whoddunit series that also boasts a m/m relationship. I bought the entire series last year and have endeavoured to read them then. Unfortunately, it hasn’t happened yet.

6. Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones. You know I’m not into a lot of paranormal reads, but it seems like with every instalment, this series just keeps getting better and better. I think it’s on book #8, so I’m not too far behind.

7. In Death series by J.D. Robb. So I really want to get into more romantic suspense. Knowing who the author is of this series, it only makes sense to add this to the books I want read this year.

8. Ephemera by Anne Bishop.  Paranormal, you say? Well, since I’ve loved Anne Bishop’s Others series, I thought I’d pick another series of hers that I think I could like. Her other series, The Black Jewels, seems a bit daunting. So i picked Ephemera instead.

9. The Last Werewolf Trilogy by Glen Duncan. I really want to read my copies this year. A couple of months ago, I went on a horror binge reading. It’s out of season, sure. But this trilogy was just three of the books that I wanted to read. Unfortunately, my appetite for them waned so I never got to read these books.

10. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I don’t exactly know why I’m dragging my heels with this series. Everyone’s loving them so far. But I’m determined to start this series before the year is out, once and for all.

Which series do you want to read this year?

  • You know I love the Throne of Glass and The Raven Cycle series so of course I recommend them! I want to start Outlander too but am a little intimidated of the commitment. But I plan to listen to the audio and hopefully that happens before the end of the year!

  • Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    I need to read the Raven Boys and really get into that series, It really sounds fantastic.

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • I really need to start Outlander myself, especially since I’m a huge fan of historical fiction/fantasy so I just need to carve out a weekend to dive into it. And The Raven Cycle is amazing. READ IT. 😉

    • Oh man. If you’re a fan of historical, you have to check out The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley! I just read it this week. It was wonderful. Plus, I’d love to see what you think of it. 🙂

    • I just picked up the first book to The Raven Cycle. It was on sale at Audible. I hope to start listening to it soon!

  • Outlander, Throne of Glass and The Raven Cycle would have all made my list if I’d participated this week. I’ve heard such amazing things about them all! And I want to watch the Outlander series too!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    • I was only able to watch 3 episodes before I gave up on it. I guess I would rather read the book than watch the series. Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by, Nicole!

  • Great list! none of them made my list but I also want to read Darynda Jones.

    • Everyone’s been raving about that series!

  • I was going to say that I haven’t read any of these, but then choice 10 arrived 😀 You MUST read The Raven Boys. <3 This series is so so good. I think you would love them, Joy. <3 Though, hah. Outlander. HAAAAAH. Book one might be good. Maybe. Not for me. But have you read the summary for the next books? I AM NOT PLEASED. That is like.. something I hate the most in books. Never ever reading these books, hih. Curious to see what you think, though, if you read them. Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3 and I hope you'll get to start all these series soon 😀

    • O.o why? What happens in the next books?! You’re scaring me! I might have to bug you on twitter again for some spoilers. Lol!

    • O.o why? What happens in the next books?! You’re scaring me! I might have to bug you on twitter for some spoilers! Lol.

      • lol 😀 ALL BAD THINGS. I haven’t read any of them, like I said, but reading summaries are more than enough, hih. And oh. So much awfulness. Not for me at all 😀 And it makes me wonder why people are loving the Outlander books o.O

  • Ah yes many wonderful series there. I’m reading some and I have to start the others as well. In fact I have the books for many but still need to get into them.

  • This all just reminds me how little time I have to read! I spend most of my reading time on kids’ books. I do miss reading about grown-ups!

    • I’ve just recently endeavoured to diversify my reads, so less YA, a bit more adult. It’s going well so far. 😉

  • YES to Throne of Glass, Outlander & The Raven Cycle! I mean I’ve already read the first book in The Raven Cycle but I don’t remember much so I need to reread it anyways. I’m so hesitant about reading new series just because I don’t want to get sucked in D: Hope you get to read some of those series soon!

    • Thanks, Marianne. I’m hoping to at least start those series. Especially The Raven Cycle!

  • You should definitely read the Raven Cycle, I want to hear your thoughts about it! I’m also procrastinating on Throne of Glass, just because, I don’t know haha!

  • I just read the first book to The Raven Cycle series; and love it! Can not wait to get my hands on the others. Great list!

    • Thanks, Kaycee. It’s wildly recommended for sure. 🙂

      • 🙂
        I know many, many people have told me that its a must read. So, I’m dying to get my hands on the book/books.

      • 😀

  • The Throne of Glass series was a new find for me this summer, and I’ve been making everybody I love read it as well. I actually hadn’t heard of the books before picking up Throne of Glass on a whim, and I have to say it was probably the best move I’d made in ages.
    I’ve read Outlander several times, but haven’t been able to finish the second book in the series. But even if I don’t find out what happens, I still love the first book.
    I just read the Raven Boys, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. It is definitely worth the hype!
    My list:
    http://sarahcantstopreading.blogspot.com/2014/10/top-ten-new-to-me-series-i-want-to-read.html

    • Those Outlander books are so daunting, aren’t they? I really need to invest the time.

      Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

  • Charley Davidson – yesss, read it! It’s so good!!

    • Btw, Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) just came out (like yesterday) so you might not be behind at all – lol.

      • That makes sense, isn’t it? 7th book to the series is titled, Seventh Grave and No Body? *facepalm* Lol!

  • I’d like to read Outlander too, but they’re so long!! Lol

    My TTT: http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/top-ten-tuesday-new-series-im-lusting-after/

    R x

    • They’re grotesquely massive! Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!

  • Oh I’m so happy to see Maas’ series make it to your list Joy, I’m not typically a go to fantasy reader, but this is one series that you certainly need to start asap! I still have Heir of Fire (the third book) to read and I’ve heard it’s even more emotional than the second book! I hope you get to read many of these soon!

    • Thanks, Jas. I don’t know what the hold up is. Well, apart from the fact that I’m not a fantasy reader per se. But really considering it now…

      xo

  • Ack!! You haven’t read Charlie Davidson?!?! Get too it, girl!

  • Ah I read the novellas and the first 2 books in the Throne of Glass series and they ARE AMAZING!! I can’t wait to read Heir of Fire but life has been in the way with other obligations. You definitely must read this series!! As you know, I only just finally did the Raven Cycle series. SO good! Another one I definitely recommend. I am so excited the third book is released today. I am stalking my doorway for my UPS driver now for my copy.
    The Dark Hunters series is on my to read series list too! One day I shall read it dangit!
    Most of the rest of these I hadn’t heard of but now I am interested to hear your thoughts when you read them!

    • That’s what I keep hearing! Ugh. I really need to start it at least before I get too far behind.

      Thanks for stopping by, Anna!

  • Yikes! You made it to book 10 in a series? Other than Harry Potter, the furthest I ever made it was 5. Maybe it’s a shorter attention span…but that could also be why I read mostly YA. I LOVED the Throne of Glass series, although book 1 was the best.

    I’m just finishing up the Denezan series, and I seriously have about fifteen others I can’t wait to hop into. Someone seriously needs to buy me a time stopper. 😉

    • Surprisingly enough, I did. 🙂 And it wasn’t like I followed the series from day one. I was already 20 books behind when I started. Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by, Crystal!

  • Great picks, I haven’t heard of some of these. Actually, The Administration series looks very intriguing, I’m gonna have to check it out.

    • Oh yes. Definitely not for the faint of heart. But my curiosity won out when I decided to buy the entire series. Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by, Ellie!

  • You’ve got to continue with the Dark-Hunters! She is mind f-ing us all over the place! It may be daunting because you’re so far behind, but I swear you’ll fly through the novels. Especially Acheron and Styxx. Ugh, my heart! My feels!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

    • O.o that’s not comforting at all, Andrea! I’m scared now…

  • I probably will get around to reading Outlander when I’m no longer blogging. I just don’t have the time to catch up on all the books! Thank god there’s the TV show and peeps say its a faithful adaptation.

    I need to read more ABishop

    • No kidding, eh? The books are massive! You definitely have to invest the time.

  • The Charley Davidson series just came out today with book seven so you aren’t too far behind and it does just get better and better!

    I love the Outlander series but I haven’t read the last two books because, well honestly, it is one of those series that could have ended after book three and been perfect. I didn’t love book four and five as much as the first three. I started book six and never finished it.

    • Good to know! It’s such a popular series, too. I hope I’ll be able to at least start it this year. 🙂 Thanks, Ali!

  • Awesome list Joy! I want to read Outlander since I’ve been totally obsessing about the tv series! I was able to read Throne of Glass, hopefully I’ll get a chance to read the rest 🙂

    ~ Jay
    We Fancy Books

    • It seems everybody is obsessing over Outlander. I want to read the books for sure. Thanks for stopping by, Jay! <3

  • Oh I really want to read The raven Cycle and Throne of Glass series too!!! Awesome list, girl! 🙂 <3
    My TTT

    • I know! I hope to get to it sometime this year, for sure. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • I LOVE the Charley Davidson series. I highly recommend it on audio if you like to listen to them at all. The narrator is one of the best in the business, in my opinion.

    On my list, is The Dresden Files, I just listened to book one less than a month ago. Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter and Desert Dogs series by Cara McKenna

    • I’m vaguely familiar with The Dresden Files, but I know Jim Butcher is a well-liked author. Thanks for stopping by, Melanie!