Top Ten Tuesday: Series We’ve Been Meaning To Read (But Haven’t Yet Begun)

As the tin/Broke And The Bookish website says, we’ll be listing series that we haven’t gotten around to reading just yet.

Yash

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As I can’t think of any series I want to start but haven’t yet, I will talk about books I had to return to the library because I didn’t finish them on time.

  1. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
    I really liked the little I managed to read of this and will continue at a less busy time.
  2. The Butterfly Garden – Dot Hutchison
    I heard that this is not for the faint of heart but Hutchison’s prose is so beautiful.
  3. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno Garcia
    I have trouble with male protagonists so the going was a bit tough and just when I got into it, someone put the book on hold and I ran out of time to read it.
  4. Outrun the Moon – Stacey Lee
    I NEED TO READ THIS.
  5. Nettle King – Katharine Harbour
    I need to read this as well.

Jane

This is a bit of a tough one for me, because I don’t tend to read a lot of series – I have a short attention span, and I just can’t commit to a series. These Early Readers series do look pretty adorable, though, and I can’t wait to read them. I’m particularly interested in Ruby Lu – Ruby is a plucky Chinese-American girl, and I have a large Chinese population in my area who are rarely represented in Early Readers!

Janet

Yash named most of mine. Heh.

  1. Saints and Boxers by Gene Luen Yang have been on my tbr list f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
  2. The Reader and The Speaker by Tracey Chee. The covers are beautiful and the inside blurb looks just as appealing.
  3. Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee, although I’ll admit that until today I did not know there was a sequel.

And then there are series that I haven’t been able to read the sequels to because the library doesn’t have them yet.

  1. The Girl with the Glass Bird by Esme Kerr was excellent… but the library only has the audiobook for the sequel.
  2. Katherine Woodfine’s Sinclair’s Mysteries was off to a solid start (and by solid I mean devious and entertaining) with The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow.
  3. My beloved comic book addictions: Gotham AcademyLumberjanesAvatar: The Last Airbender, and Ms. Marvel.

 

 

What Matters

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