I always see a new year as a clean slate for my bookish dreams.
I tend not to set specific reading goals, other than keeping up with the books I buy and the never-ending ARCs waiting to be read.
But where I do like to plan ahead at the start of a year is with my series reading. A new year represents a chance to tackle a series that I’ve been wanting to get to. For me, series are most enjoyable when I can read all (or at least, a bunch) of the books in a row, or at least within a few months of each other.
Bearing in mind that none of this is written in stone, since my reading plans change with my changing moods…
In 2020, my priority series to read will be:
The Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal – a completed five-book series:
The Interdependency Series by John Scalzi – the 3rd book in the trilogy will be released in April, so this might be a good time to get started!
The Expanse by James S. A. Corey: I’ve read books 1 – 3 already, and need to get back into the story! Watching season 4 of the TV series is helping a lot with my motivation! Next up for me is:
And who knows, maybe I’ll keep going. There are 8 full novels in the series so far, all over 500 pages, so I have my work cut out for me.
Poldark by Winston Graham – 12 books in all, and I’ve read 7. My understanding is that book #8 jumps ahead quite a bit and takes place after the events of the complete TV series, so I’ve been less eager to move forward with this one. Still, I really should see how it all works out!
Folk of the Air trilogy by Holly Black – I just bought myself a copy of The Cruel Prince, and assuming I like it (and why wouldn’t I?), I’ll want to read all three books!
That’s it for my 2020 priority list… but wait, there’s more!
I still have my eye on a bunch of series/trilogies/what-have-you that I intend to read… eventually. Maybe 2020 will finally be the year… and maybe not. My will-get-to-at-some-point list of series includes:
- Kitty Norville urban fantasy series by Carrie Vaughn
- Parasitology trilogy by Mira Grant (because even though the subject is totally icky, I think these are her only books that I haven’t read yet, which is unacceptable!)
- Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
- The Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters
- Wayward Pines books by Blake Crouch
- Inheritance trilogy and/or Broken Earth series by N. K. Jemisin
Are you planning to start any new series this year? If you’ve read any of the series on my “priority” list, let me know what you thought!