Here I am, linking up again for the Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. Because I love books and I love lists. So this linkup? It makes perfect sense to me. Oh? You want to join in too? Go here to find future topics and an explanation of the link-up.
This week's topic? Top ten series that you haven't started yet (and want to).
This is a hard one, because I don't go out looking to read a new series. But I love series because they mean that I get to hold onto a world a little longer than I could with a stand-alone novel. But series also mean cliffhangers. And we all know how traumatizing those can be!
So, yes. This is a hard one for me. But, here's my list:
1. His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
Technically I think I'm cheating with this one. But it's my list, so I don't care. I read The Golden Compass a few years ago and was really in love. Then I realized the American versions take out a whole lot of material from the books. And that annoyed me. So, then I picked up The Amber Spyglass and promptly put it back down and never got back to the series. And I would love to finish it soon. But, I need to get my hands on the British versions, I think.
2. The Grisha Trilogy - Leigh Bardugo
Good thing I already own the first book in this series! Thanks, Dad, for an awesome Christmas present. I really knew so little about it when I asked for it, but the more praise I hear the more I realize I need to start this book soon.
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
I have never really heard a bad word about this book, ever. My only trepidation about going into it is that I have heard so much praise. Sometimes that sets you up so much that nothing can ever really meet your expectations of what you thought. Still, I want to read these. They seem so right up my ally.
4. The Wolves of Mercy Falls - Maggie Stiefvater
I loved The Scorpio Games and would love to read more from Stiefvater. I've heard mixed reviews about this series, but I haven't read any YA ware-wolf in a long time (if ever?). So, I'm intrigued.
5. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R Tolkien
I finally read The Hobbit this past December. And loved it. I know that The Lord of the Rings is a lot more dense of a story and that it's harder to get into. But, as an avid fantasy reader, I feel like I owe it to myself to give these books a chance.
6. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - Michael Scott
I own the first in this series too! I've heard so many great things about it that I just need to sit down, pick it up, and read it. How hard is that?
7. A Song of Fire and Ice - George R. R. Martin
Own #1 in this too! Seriously. I have heard nothing but praise for this series (and this TV show!). How hard is it to read these books, Courtney?!
8. The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
As a person with a MA in Medieval History, and someone who owns the first book in this series too, I can't believe I haven't read this series yet. I really, clearly need to get with the program.
9. The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
I've been eyeing these books for a while now. Or, at least, Cinder. It sounds insanely good.
10. Discworld - Terry Practchett
Who doesn't love Terry Practhett? I've never heard anyone say anything bad about these books. And they're funny too. And I'm always in search of a good laugh. Especially when it comes from a fantasy book!