Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten series I want to read in one gulp

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a freebie, meaning we can choose whatever we feel like writing about. Since I’ve still been thinking about my New Year’s resolutions and whether they’re going to end up being doable, I thought I’d tie my top 10 list this week to one of my resolutions: Reading new-to-me series all in a row, rather than reading individual books in a series as they become available. You can read more about this resolution here.

Here are the series I’ve yet to start (or in some cases, continue past the first book to the end) — but when I do finally read them, I want to read them all in one big gulp, bingeing from start to finish:

Note on images: With the exceptions of #1 and #10 below, all photos are taken by me. What can I say? I was bored and felt like playing!

1) Curse Workers series by Holly Black: I’ve heard these are great, and I’m looking forward to finally reading them!


2) Miss Peregrine series by Ransom Riggs: I’ve read the first book, but by now I’ll need to start again at the beginning if I want to appreciate the rest of the trilogy.

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3) The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss: Friends have been pushing me to start this series for years now, but I refuse to begin until I know the final book is on its way

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4) Imperial Radch series by Ann Leckie

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5) The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: The second book of this duology comes out this spring, and I’m going to wait until #2 is available before I start the first book.

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6) The Last Policeman by Ben Winters: I’ve had these books for a while now, and just need to convince myself to get started.

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7) Buffy, season 9 graphic novels: I have all of season 9 and most of season 10, but haven’t read any yet. I enjoy these most when I read a complete season all the way through… and I just need to pick a week to do 082

8) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: I guess this series isn’t completely finished yet, but I suppose I could read the first three and then see if I want to stay on the bandwagon.

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9) The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny: I read books 1 – 5 of this series so long ago, but never read 6 – 10. I think I should start over again at the beginning and see it through, finally.

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10) The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante: I haven’t read any of these, although I do have a copy of My Brilliant Friend on my Kindle. I keep hearing how wonderful these books are, and I think I should make a point of at least starting the series in 2016.



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40 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten series I want to read in one gulp

  1. Great topic, Lisa! There are so many series on your list I really want to read, too: Gentleman Bastard series, Imperial Radch series, Miss Peregrine series… So much to read, so little time! I’m really bad at finishing series, so I think I might have to try devouring them in one big gulp, too. 🙂

    • Lately, I’ve found that I tend to lose interest between one book and the next in a series, if I read them as they’re published, which is why I’ve been avoiding starting new series — but for ones I think I’ll enjoy, I want to give this approach a try. 🙂

  2. A few of these are on y list too. I really want to read that Holly Black series. Everything she writes is amazing. Nice list!!

  3. There are some good series here. I have the first in the Elena Ferrante series but haven’t read it yet. The Holly Black series is excellent. I also have the Patrick Rothfuss as well and am holding off for the third also. Great picks. I’m really interested in most of your list. I’m going to add them to my TBR

  4. Ha, it’s probably a good idea to wait until the sequel to The wrath and the dawn before reading the first one. I thought it was going to be a trilogy though? Maybe I’m wrong about that. Either way, I just read The wrath and the dawn this week and I loved it. I need the sequel NOW!!!

  5. I really want to read Ben H. Winters’ trilogy. I saw the first book recently in the bookstore on sale but had to restrain myself because of my book-buying ban, lol. I’ve also been eyeing The Chronicles of Amber for some years now; thank goodness they released an omnibus of it, makes it easier when the time comes for me to pick up the series 😀 Great list, Lisa! I hope you enjoy reading all of these series when you get to them 🙂

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    • It has been SUCH a long time since I read the Amber books, but I know I loved them, especially the very first book. I still have some of my old copies, and I picked up the huge omnibus at a library sale recently… and now just need to read it!

  6. I haven’t heard of the majority of these, but they look interesting! I did read Miss Peregrine’s, but I didn’t enjoy it much. I feel like I’m the only one who didn’t, though!

    • Mm, I don’t know, I’ve heard mixed reactions. I liked the first one, but there were some little details that bugged me — but I’m also hoping that those things get addressed and explained in the later books.

  7. Such a fun post! And you took some lovely pictures. 🙂

    I’ve only read the first book of Patrick Rothfuss’ series, but I own the second one. I kind of wish I had it when I read the first one so I could stay in the groove. Now I’m not sure when I’ll ever get around to it.

    • Thanks! I have a friend who keeps pushing me to read the Rothfuss books — but I feel like I already have too many big, unfinished series in my head. Too many details to keep straight while waiting for the next books to come out!

  8. Okay, first, I love your pictures! Second, the covers of The Curse Workers series are phenomenal. Third, I want to do a binge of the Miss Peregrine series too–if/when you get around to read them, want to coordinate together? 🙂 Forth, I LOVE that you have the Buffy graphic novels–LOVE. Because who doesn’t like Buffy? Suddenly, I have an urge to binge watch that show.

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