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The Top 10 Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start or Continue But Haven’t

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t. Starting a series can definitely be a struggle, but sometimes it’s continuing the series that is the problem! So I created a list of series that I need to start or finish.

Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start

The Lord of the Rings 

YES, I KNOW.

Insignia

I bought the ebook of this a good while ago and really need to read it.

Percy Jackson

YES, I KNOW. And I’ve had this ebook for a while as well.

Space Trilogy

I want to read all of C.S. Lewis’s works, though admittedly I have not made a great effort towards this. I hardly ever see this trilogy anywhere, but I definitely want to read it.

These Vicious Masks

I’m sensing a pattern with these ebook acquisitions…

Series I’ve Been Meaning to Continue

For this, I made the criteria be that the next book in the series that I haven’t read yet needs to have been our for more than a year.

Jackaby

I enjoyed the first book, even though I wasn’t expecting the paranormal aspect, and really have wanted to read on.

Gallagher Girls

I’ve read the first two Gallagher Girls books but haven’t made it to #3 yet.

The Selection

I am less and less certain if I really want to continue & finish this series, but part of me kind of does.

Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

When I read the first book, I thought it would feel like a standalone, but it does leave off in a sort of strange spot, clearly setting up for the second book. Since I think of the movie version more though, I haven’t been real motivated to pick up The Restaurant at the End of the Universe though I want to.

The Young Elites

I enjoyed the first book a lot, and then I pretty promptly moved on with my life. So will I read on? We’ll see.

Bonus: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

I read the first book of this series, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, in college, and didn’t realize it was the beginning of a series. But then my then-boyfriend now husband continued to collect and read the books, and I have yet to continue despite enjoying the first book and knowing how he’s enjoyed the others.

Which series have you been meaning to start or finish?

The Top 10 Books on my Summer TBR + Most Anticipated Releases of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Last week’s topic that I missed was Summer Reads Freebie, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017. So I thought I would sort of combine these two to share my summer TBR and releases I’m anticipating from the latter half of this year.

On my summer TBR…

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (reread)

As I continue my HP reread, I’m very excited to get started on my second favorite book of the series!

Duels and Deceptions by Cindy Anstey

I enjoyed Love, Lies & Spies last year, so I’m looking forward to Anstey’s follow-up!

These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

This wasn’t on my spring TBR I don’t know what you’re talking about…

Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

The way something was handled in the previous Glamourist Histories book makes me not as eager to pick up this one, but I have it so I want to give it a fair shot. Hopefully what happened last time will be redeemed.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

This is one of my many library holds and I’m hoping it’ll come through this summer. My husband and I just started the BBC Sherlock so it’s put me in the mood!

By Your Side by Kasie West

Another library hold I hope will come through soon. I know that this one has been generally less liked than West’s other works, but I still want to read it.

What I’m Anticipating From The Latter Half of This Year

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill, Coming June 6

I thought All Our Yesterdays was fantastic, so I’m ready to read something new by Cristin!

Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo, Coming August 29

It’ll be interesting to read something by Leigh outside of the Grishaverse!

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, Coming September 26

More Grisha!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer, Coming November 7

Confession: I felt burned by Heartless. I adored The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless was just way too much of a downer for me. I’m cautiously optimistic that Renegades could be better, but I’ll probably try to borrow from the library instead of buying it right away like I did Heartless. But the concept definitely sounds interesting!

What are you planning to read this summer? What releases coming later this year are you anticipating? 

My Top 10 Favorite Slow-burn Romances

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is All About Romance Tropes/Types. I love a good slow-burn romance, so it seemed like the most natural topic! I decided to limit this topic to just books, because if I included movies and TV this list would get out of hand! This week’s list is in no particular order.

What are your favorite literary slow-burn romances?

P.S. Three years ago today I started my blog, formally known as Ode to Jo and Katniss. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me over the years and made the move over here! 

My Top Ten Best Books Of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Best Books Of 2016. So far I have read 45 books this year (including two rereads) and hope to finish a couple more before the ball drops, and when it came time to narrow down my list of faves for the year, thankfully it came very easily. I am focusing on my favorite new-to-me-in-2016 reads only, which eliminates the two re-reads. Here they are, leading up to my number one favorite of the year…

10. Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs

9. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

8. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

7. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys

5-6. The Fixer and The Long Game, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

4. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys

2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

1. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

Because GILBERT FEELS.

What were your favorite reads of 2016?

The Top 4 Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List. I’ve been winging it a lot lately, so I’m only commiting to the following four reads for  now…

The Forgetting by Sharon Camerongr-theforgetting

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

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My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

What are looking forward to reading this fall?