Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is a look at those series that we've been meaning to start- but for some reason haven't.  



Child of a Hidden Sea (Hidden Sea Tales, #1) 

Within the Sanctuary of Wings (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #5)

 Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

The 100 (The 100, #1)

The 100! MY favorite show- how can I not have read these books? Well I heard they sucked, but... it might be time. 


All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)

I just read this and it was AWESOME. There's another one coming and I will be all over that. 

Barbary Station (Shieldrunner Pirates, #1)

This isn't due until December, and Goodreads says it first in a series, but space pirates? I'm in. 

River of Teeth

This just looks like it's a trip. 

And... since that's about it, time for a bonus round. Here are some that I've tried that have rocked. 

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

I absolutely love this book. And do you know how hard it is to get it in this cover? At least for me- Hodder & Stoughton show it as unavailable, and the copy I ordered was the other cover. I.need.this.one. 

City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1)

I love this series. 

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

Yup. Love it. 

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  1. I'm planning to read Six of Crows and River of Teeth at some point this year, hopefully. I'm dreading starting some of the shiny new series I've discovered recently...it could mean a lot more book buying if I love them! Interesting mix of genres on your list!

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    1. I need to read both of those too. River of Teeth I was just going to spotlight for its cover but now I actually kinda wanna read it!

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  2. Within the sanctuary of wings looks sooo epic! That cover is so mesmerising!

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    1. I know, I need to read that series...

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  3. The Six of Crows duology is pretty great. I really disliked The 100 book. Like I rated it 1 star. The show has so much more than the book.

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    1. Everyone seems to like it! Can't wait to read it. I've heard that about the 100 book, and it's holding me back to be honest.

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  4. I've actually read the first book in The 100 series, and though I didn't hate it it's super different to the TV show. If you don't read it, you're not missing out on too much!

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    1. I've heard that it's very different. I kinda leaning towards not reading it lol!

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  5. U need to try Brennan :D It is so fun and well written and strange

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  6. Zero for me, too. Boy I've got a lot of reading to do before I check out of this place.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/06/top-ten-series-ive-been-meaning-to.html

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  7. Ooh, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet sounds amazing. Thank you for the recommendation. I can't wait to read it.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. It is seriously a very good book.

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  8. Can't wait to hear what you think of the Six of Crows series. And I loved The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

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    1. I'm looking forward to it and Small Angry Planet was great wasn't it?

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  9. I hope that you get to read all of these series! There are so many series that I want to start but not enough time :)

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  10. I really enjoyed the Six of Crows duology. And I really need to read that dragon trilogy, of course! :)

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    1. I need those dragon books too. and Six of Crows !!

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  11. I have to read Six of Crows series too. I need to get to The Long Way soon. Great list!

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    1. I hope you like Long Way, I know you don't read a lot of SF but it's awesome. )

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  12. If you read the 100 I want to know all about it. I also heard they weren't good! I sometimes look back and think that if I've started watching a show based on books maybe it's just better to leave well enough alone. Maybe I prefer the books and become disappointed in the show or maybe I start picking apart all the differences OR read something that hasn't shown up in the show plotline yet!

    The only one I follow religiously in terms of both books and show is Game of Thrones. I don't know how I've managed to set those apart in my head!

    Six of Crows was amazing. Highly recommend. Although if you plan on reading the Grisha read those first. You technically CAN read them separately, but just trust me.

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    1. I don't know if I'm going to read The 100- I keep going back and forth. Everyone has said it's so different so I don't REALLY need to read 'em- but I'm curious. And Game of Thrones can be hard to keep separate- I've read the books like four times and I still sometimes wonder, did I read it or see it on the show?

      That's interesting, I was going to skip the Grisha stuff cause it doesn't really appeal to me, and just read SoC, but I also hate to go into story when I don't have all the background. :)

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  13. Whaaaat, you love The 100 I thought you'd read it by now. Ahh the Six of Crows series...

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    1. Yes!!!! Love the show, what did you of S4???

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  14. Child of the Hidden Sea looks really interesting!
    Lisa @
    https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/top-ten-tuesday-10-series-i-want-to-start-reading-well-not-quite/

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  15. I loved Six of Crows SO much yet I'm struggling with Crooked Kingdom and I have no idea why. *cries*

    I want to read the Marie Brennen series. Those covers are gorgeous and DRAGONS!

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Huh, second book slump huh? That's too bad...

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  16. Crooked Kingdom. Yes! Every time I see that one I go "I need to read this!" and then promptly...don't. lol

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    1. I do the same. I sound like a broken record, I should read it and then I never do lol.

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  17. The Grisha Trilogy made my list, and I'm hoping I'll love it enough to want to continue with Six of Crows.

    I hope you enjoy your reads!

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    1. I'm looking forward to Six of Crows, not sure if I'll read grisha first?

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  18. I LOVED Six of Crows, I still need to finish Crooked kingdom though, I thought it was kind of boring.
    My TTT.

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    1. You're the second commenter to say that! That's very interesting, I'll keep that in mind. It's hard to enjoy a second book when it's slow moving...

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  19. I want to read The 100 as well. It's been on my list forever! I've been telling myself that I won't watch the show until I read the books but I might end up caving soon. I adored the Six of Crows duology! They are absolutely amazing! I hope you enjoy all these books! Happy reading! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. Oh you must watch the show! I've heard the show is WAY better than the books and TBH it's one of my fave shows.

      Thank you and I hope I like Six of crows.

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  20. I keep meaning to read the Marie Brennan and Leigh Bardugo series but for whatever reason just haven't started

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    1. Same here. I think I'm a smidgen more excited about the brennan books but want to read bot.

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  21. You know I own all of the Marie Brennan series in hardbacks I got from Book Outlet super cheap (except for the newest) and STILL haven't read them. That's sad huh? I have Small Angry Planet in that cover but had to order it from Book Depository and have had it for some time.

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    1. I bet those all look nice in hardcover! Such amazing covers- and I'll try Book depository, I want to get the book in that cover but so far no luck!

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  22. I can't recommend Armstrong enough, if you only choose one series to actually start, I would choose that one! :P

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    1. I've read a few of hers now and they're very good!

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  23. I love the cover for Child of a Hidden Sea :) Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom are some of my faves, so hope you'll enjoy! And I've been hesitating about reading The 100 books as well.

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    1. I do too. That whole series and the premise really have me interested, I'm just not sure. And good to hear that Kingdom are so good.

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  24. The 100 was almost on my list too! I bought one of the books intending to read it, turns out it was the first one. I'm scared to look up anymore of the books on your list in case they end up going on mine. So many series! >.<

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    1. I'm back and forth on the 100. I've heard they're not essential to enjoy the show, but as a fan it feels weir not to be all over the books?!?

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  25. I want to read Crooked Kingdoms too and finish Small Angry Planet :)

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    1. I hope you like Angry Planet- one of my favorite books!

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  26. I haven't read any of these yet, but the Six of Crows series is on my TBR list. A School for Unusual Girls looks good too. I'll have to check it out. I hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. Thank you, and I highly recommend the school for Unusual Girls series.

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  27. So many of these books look absolutely brilliant! :-)

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  28. River Of Teeth looks good. What is it about? And of course the Bardugo looks great! I hsve to read the next Long Way book. :)

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    1. River of Teeth is about hippos brought to America (which was apparently a real thing, but didn't actually happen) and sounds like they go berserk. I'm not sure if that sounds good or not, but it's getting buzz!

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  29. I read SoC and really need to read Crooked Kingdom. This one really lived up to all the hype.
    Sam @ WLABB

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  30. Oh you MUST read Six of Crows. It is fabulous and marvelous and all things wonderful. I haven't read Crooked Kingdom, though. :(

    Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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  31. That Martha Wells book looks intriguing. And I have several of the other books languishing on my Kindle. Great list, Greg.

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  32. Well, you know my thoughts on The 100 books- though FWIW, I just finished the 4th book. They are the quickest reads EVER, and honestly, by book 2 they feel nothing like the show characters- and also, Bellarke is canon so there's that ;) (I mean, don't get me wrong, they're still terrible, but in a way that I clearly had to read the whole series?)

    Six of Crows is really good! I liked Crooked Kingdom even more! I'm definitely going to need to read River of Teeth at this point. And City of the Lost and A School for Unusual Girls. Hell, they'll probably all end up on my TBR, let's be real.

    OH! And as for A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, I got mine at Book Depository. It's a paperback, Idk if that matters, but I have the pretty cover, at least!

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  33. Pretty much all of these are on my tbr! The only one I have read is The 100 which unfortunately I was not a fan of - I like the show however. Happy reading!

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  34. I hesitate to pick up The 100 books because I'm kind of attached to the tv portrayal of the characters and I'm not sure I want to ruin this.

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  35. I read the first book in The 100 Series, but haven't gotten further so far. One of these days...

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  36. I need to Read Six of Crows as well. I have to agree that Kelley Armstrong's City of the Lost is a great series.

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  37. Oh my goodness, Marie Brennan's Lady Trent series is one of my favorites! It took a couple books to really get going, but once it did I was hooked! I highly recommend checking out those books when you can!

    And I'm with you on Child of A Hidden Sea - I didn't get a chance to start this series when the first book came out, now I wish I had because the later books sound really good!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  38. The Hidden Sea Tales are a ton of fun! The series started a bit shaky but it's really grown on me - I know lots of people aren't keen on it, but I think portal fantasy is a ton of fun. I haven't read Six of Crows etc. either yet! Also, I just ordered copies of the first two Stranje House books and I'm SO EXCITED to read them! :D

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    1. That is good to know! I kinda wanted to read the Hidden sea books but I just wasn't sure, and the sample was pretty good but didn't seal the deal. Hearing that it grew on you- maybe I'll give it a chance then, and stick with it. And I do like a good portal fantasy. :)

      I'm so glad you're gonna read stranje House, I hope you like em as much as I did!!

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  39. Yep, yep, yep. I need to read All Systems Red and River of Teeth, too. I had to laugh when I saw The 100 on your list!

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    1. All systems Red was such a pleasant surprise- and a quick read. And River of Teeth I totally need to read now!

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  40. I love the cover of The Sanctuary of Wings!

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    1. I do too. Those covers are all so distinctive, and I can't wait to read those.

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  41. That cover for River of Teeth is awesomesauce! I might have to add that one.
    And the answer is: Always space pirates.
    Thanks for checking out My TTT!

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    1. Isn't it though? I LOVE it! And space pirates are always a yes!

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  42. I need to read The Small Way... and every time someone mentions it, they seem to love it! Child of a Hidden Sea has an eye catching cover! Interested to hear your thoughts on these when you get around to them.
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse

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  43. I hope you love these books when you get around to them! :-)

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  44. Those all look great! This meme is going to be super bad for my wishlist I can tell! The Lady Trent Memoirs, the Martha Wells, and the Becky Chambers are all ones I'm very interested in!

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  45. I hear so many good things about the Lady Trent books! I should give them a try as well, especially since they are dealing with dragons :)

    Child of a hidden sea sounds good!

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  46. Leigh's series SO should have been on my list! I saw it made a few others, and each time I saw it, I was reminded of the oversight on my part. *sigh* Next time I guess! :)

    Thanks, as always, for visiting Finding Wonderland, Greg.

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  47. Great topic! I feel I have so many! Lol. Love the City of the Lost books too. I can hardly wait for the next one!

    Speaking of space pirates, did you ever watch Firefly? Such a great show, I love it and still am so mad it was cancelled. There are only a few episodes, frustratingly, but still worth watching.

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  48. I just read Six of Crows and it was amazing! I've already put River of Teeth on my TBR, but it sure looks like fun. Good list.

    My TTT: http://books.thetechchef.net/top-ten-tuesday-30/

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  49. I'll let you be the guinea pig and try The 100 books;). I love the show but have also heard the books are not great so maybe I'll see what your learned opinion is before picking them up!

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  50. You know I did the audio for the first book in the 100 and I didn't totally hate it. All systems red looks super interesting!

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  51. The artwork is Child of a Hidden Sea looks FANTASTIC!! And I think you'll enjoy Crooked Kingdom! It's a little like the Gentleman Bastard series actually. Lots of fun, messed up characters, interesting world-building. Good stuff all around!

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