Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is Top Ten Series I've Yet to Finish. So I'll be listing some fully published book series that I'm only partway through, have indeed started, and, as of right now, intend to continue reading. I'll start with the oldest first.
1) Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet. I've been working my way through this YA/adult crossover sci-fi series, after being pleasantly surprised by how good the third book was (somehow I skipped the second?). So I decided to not just leave the first book, the famous Ender's Game that of course can and often is read as a standalone, by itself and keep going. I'm on the fifth book, although yes, I also have to go back and read the second.
2) Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan Series. This is an adult mystery/thriller series, which is the genre I've been dipping my toe into adult literature with, primarily. (You can thank Stephen King and J.K. Rowling for that.) Kathy Reichs is a pretty good author, and I liked the first book (though, obviously, there's lots of violent content), so I'm planning on continuing with the second.
3) Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods. This YA paranormal has kept my attention with it's general decency and originality. I really like the cross of vampires and angels. Book number four is next on my roster.
4) Dan Wells's John Cleaver Series. Dan Wells is undoubtedly a great YA author, and the first book of this fantasy thriller series threw me for a loop, but the good kind. It was extremely unusual but also really smart, so I'm definitely up for the second one.
5) Lauren Kate's Fallen Series. I didn't hate the first book of this YA paranormal, and I've been trying to get more familiar with the paranormal genre, particularly because of my MERCIFUL Trilogy, so I might as well go on to book two.
6) Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy. I wasn't going to continue this YA post-apocalyptic series, just because I'm not a big zombie fan, but one of my roommates a couple semesters ago encouraged me to, so I'm willing to give the second a go. I remember the first book as being well-written, in any case.
7) Cinda Williams Chima's Seven Realms. When I discovered last year that there was a big, highly loved YA fantasy series (and author) I'd somehow never heard of, I went and jumped right in. The first book was definitely a good one, so I'm ready for the second. I also intend to try Chima's other series.
8) Kathy and Brendan Reichs's Virals Series. I really liked the concept of the first book of the Reichs's YA sci-fi thriller series, so I've put the second book on my to-read list as well. I don't know how I missed this series when it first began. I think I confused it with another book I'd read or something along those lines.
9) Jackie Morse Kessler's Riders of the Apocalypse. I loved the idea of this series, but I didn't continue after reading the first book, a good while ago, because it struck me as being written a bit young. But Disability in Kid Lit recommended it for its mental illness representation, so I figure I'll go ahead and read the second.
10) Gayle Forman's If I Stay Duology. I liked the first book, like many YA readers, and I also really enjoyed the movie last year, so I figured why not read the sequel? It's waiting now on my miles-long TBR list.
Thanks for reading. What completed series are you still making your way through? Let me know, and I'll see you tomorrow!
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