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

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list making meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s one of my favorite things about book blogging! Each week is a fun new topic for us all to flail over, and I love creating my own list just as much as I love perusing everyone else’s! I’ve found both amazing books to add to my TBR pile, and amazing people to add to my life!

This week’s topic?

Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start
(…but haven’t)

Just one small precursory thing before y’all start reading this …

I really have no good excuse for any of this.

*hangs head*

Okay, so I’ve owned Finnikin of the Rock for about, oh, um, three years now?? I really have no good excuse for why I haven’t started this series yet, especially considering it has (wonderfully) wrecked so many of my friends’ lives!!

I have read two of Susanna Keasley’s books and they were both SO. DAMN. GOOD. I own 4 (FOUR!) of her other books, but have yet to read them (two of which are from this series, The Slains). The best reason I can come up with is that her books are very dense and over the past few years I’ve somewhat shied away from super dense reads. I don’t know why this is, because when I do go for it (see: All the Light We Cannot See), I LOVE them and fly through them. MAKE A DECISION, LADY.


WWII German Historical Fiction? Um. Yes Please.
(Fun story, I also own two copies of the second book, The Kommandant’s Wife … and I have for like the past five years. Why I haven’t given one away or donated it to a thrift is beyond me, but clearly I just need to read this series already.)

I have heard SUCH. AMAZING. THINGS. about this series, I can’t even. It somewhat worries me that the series isn’t finished yet (and that there doesn’t seem to be pub dates for the next books?) because I’m fairly terrible finishing series that aren’t fully published – but I know I’ll be reading the first book in October as a part of my Year of Recommended Reading with Alexa .. so maybe I will get totally hooked?!

(especially because this is one of Alyssa’s favorite series, and although we don’t read the exact same type of books all the time, she knows me pretty well and specifically recommended this one to me!)

I have loved Lucinda Riley’s books since I first read The Girl on the Cliff back in 2012 – and then after finishing The Midnight Rose in 2014 I knew she was forever and always going to be a forever favorite. The Seven Sisters series sounds so intriguing, and I’ve heard rave reviews from one of the customers at my bookstore – so I need to start it soon! (Maybe I’ll wait for the last three to be published, though? I’m not sure!)

I’ve had people tell me really good things about this series, and I really feel like I would like it a lot! Luckily this is also on my list for my Year of Recommended Reading, so I’ll be reading Pivot Point this month! EEK.

I don’t know what it is about this series, but I just have this serious NEED to read it – even though it’s been on my TBR for literally over nine years and I’ve done nothing about it. Whoops.

This one is doubly difficult to admit, because as much as I do really want to start this series, I think I’m way more embarrassed that I’ve only read the first in her Sevenwaters series! (Which, if you’re interested in knowing, totally blew me away.)

Do we share any must start soon series? Are there any on here that you feel like I should start sooner rather than later? Or maybe series you feel like I should add based on these?

Let’s talk!

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  1. I didn’t put it on my list but I have all three of the Finnikin of the Rock books and haven’t started them, either. I also have no excuse.

    I quite liked Pivot Point and TGhe Wrath and the Dawn. The Kommendants Girl was good but I did yell a lot at the main character while reading it. Which is totally normal, right?

  2. I’m in the same boat with Finnikin! I think those books have probably been on my shelf the longest of any of my unread books. But I’m so excited you and Alexa are going to read Pivot Point. That’s my favorite Kasie West book<3!