I love reading book series because they give me the chance to binge-read, and an experience to stay longer with the characters in a fictional world that I love. 10 is actually just a small fraction of the numbers of the book series I want to read. But I do know it’s impossible to read everything this year. I’m no superhuman.
I decided to focus on book series that have been on my TBR in forever. I also made sure that all the books in the series are already published and that I already own them. That way, I have lesser reasons not to pick them up.
Let’s start with the only duology in this list…By the way, is duology considered a series? I don’t know, it just seems too few to be called as a series.
1.) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Laini Taylor is actually one of my favorite authors from this generation. I love her writing style so much. That’s why I have no proper excuse why I haven’t picked up this series yet. But in my defense, I’m not that familiar with the story of this series. All I know is that it’s about dreams and there’s a guy who is a librarian and he dreamt of this girl who, of course, is mysterious. And it’s set in the City of Weep. See? It’s very vague.
Now for the trilogies…
2.) Shades of Magic by V. E. Schwab
I’ve never read anything from V.E. Schwab but I want to. This is the only series of hers that I own all the books. I’ve heard nothing but great things about her works and I’m so excited to join her fans gushing about her books.
3.) The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Out of all the books in this list, this is one I’m most excited about. Though I think, half of my excitement is due to the beauty of the physical books. I’m excited to sit and hold those massive books. I love huge books.
4.) Iskari by Kristen Ciccarelli
The last book in Iskari trilogy just came out last year but I’ve been meaning to read the first since it first came out. I find the idea of a Namsara, child of sky and spirit, and Iskari, child of blood and moonlight, really fascinating. Isakri is even labeled as the destroyer and the death-bringer. How awesome is that? And if that’s not enough, the heroine is a dragon slayer. Need I say more?
5.) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Persian fantasy, Middle Eastern influence, sands, guns, horses…I don’t think I’ve ever read any fantasy novel that’s set in a dessert so this series is going to be a treat.
6.) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
This is a sci-fi slash dystopian slash a bit fantasy and of course romance. I love forbidden romance and Under the Never Sky screams all forbidden. Basically, the plot is about the Dwellers and Outsiders. The dwellers live in some kind of a dome and the outsiders live…duh? Of course, outside. LOL. Anyway, the heroine is a dweller and something forced her to go out and there she meets the hero. I have high hopes for this trilogy.
Let’s get on with the quartets now…
7.) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Look at the covers!!! They’re gorgeous. To be honest, I only bought the physical books because of the covers. They look so beautiful in my shelf. This series is part fantasy and paranormal…I think. Actually I haven’t read any review of any of the books in the series so I know so little about the story.
8.) The Diviners by Libba Bray
The last book in The Diviners Series just came out this year and that’s the reason why I haven’t read the series. Reading the blurb of the first book, I think it’s the kind of series where all the books must be read one after the other. It’s because I think it’s going to be atmospheric and it will be an amazing experience to not lose the mood while reading the series.
Now, for much longer series.
9.) Study + Soulfinders by Maria V. Snyder
The original series is just Study which is a trilogy but the characters in Study are still main characters in Soulfinders along with other additional main characters. This series has the most fascinating concept. The series started with the heroine given a second chance to be a food taster rather than be executed. I’m curious how the story will go from there.
10.) Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
This must be one of the oldest series I own. I had the first books in the series since high school, I think. Still, I haven’t read them. I’m hoping to change that this year. But my love for paranormal is not as huge as it used to be so I’m not that excited. I’ll still try though.
There you have it Blisses – 10 series I want to read this year. Of course, these are not the only series I will read this year, I’ll also read new ones. There are tons of new series that are coming out this year. There are also the ones I already started. I want to read them all.
Ugh, too many books, so little time.
Have you read any of these series? Or are they still on your TBR too? What do you think of them? Let’s chat.