Top 5 series I want to start this year!

Like it or not, series are here to stay. Especially over the last few years everything seems to be a part of a series. Some people love it and some don’t. Luckily, I’m on the side that loves them! It gives me more time in the worlds that I love with the characters that I love, even if the pain of waiting for the next instalment threatens to kill me.

As I said, I love a good series, however, I’m very picky in how I consume them! I usually hold off until there are at least 2 books released. I have ZERO patience when it comes to waiting for a sequel so I will sometimes hold off on starting a series – but not always. I also try to only have a few series on the go. If I’m current with a series it doesn’t count because I’m going to have to wait for the next book anyways. But if I own the entire series, I won’t pick up book 1 in another series until I’ve marathon’d the one I’m currently reading. I hope that’s not confusing but I’m a little confused just writing it! Point is, I like series! And here are the top 5 that I want to start this year!!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in January – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

Mistborn trilogy

THE MISTBORN TRILOGY

If there is only one new series that I could start this year – this is it!!! I’ve been promising myself that I was going to start it for 3-4 years. When I started watching YouTube, this was the book/series that was most popular, and not a single person had anything bad to say about it! I know I’m going to love it, but I’ve been holding off because it never feels like the right time. I need to stop making excuses and read it!!!

Red rising trilogy

THE RED RISING TRILOGY

I feel so much guilt over this one. This is probably the #1 series that has been recommended to me the most. I have a friend that literally threatened physical harm if I didn’t read it soon. Fearing for my life, I immediately bought the first book, and it’s sat on my shelf ever since…….. she hasn’t killed me in my sleep yet, but I think it’s coming. I now sleep with one eye open……. It will happen this year!!

The Firebird series

THE FIREBIRD TRILOGY

This is one that I need to be put in the box of shame for! I never intended to pick up this series. I loved the covers (how could you not?!) but I worried that I wouldn’t like them. My bookish sister Robin (The Other Weasley over on Books Amino) told me that it was amazing so I picked it up. I trust her opinion above all others! I even started the first book last year! I got two chapters in and LOVED it…… but had to set it down because of an ARC and just never went back to it…… see, box of shame!

The lies of Locke Lamora

THE GENTLEMAN BASTARD SERIES

This series is the newest on my radar (and also recommended to me by my bookish sister Robin…… she’s my enabler and this is a problem! LOL!!) she lured me into this one by sending me the most hilarious quotes i’ve ever heard! The humour in this book was just too much to resist! I can not wait for this one!!!

Stormdancer

THE LOTUS WARS TRILOGY

If you’ve visited my blog AT ALL then I’m sure you don’t need an explanation as to why this makes my list! My obsession, my favourite author, the love of my bookish life (ok, too far?) Jay Kristoff!! I’ve read and loved the Illuminae series and the Nevernight series, and hope that this one is more of the same. I adore his writing style, worlds, and characters! He is the epitome of bad ass and I need more!!!!

Arrow

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Arrow

This is a big undertaking – getting to all of these books! There are 5 more series that are sitting on my shelf that I really want to get to but, being realistic, I might not even get to all of these. But 2018 is the year my goals are big, so these are getting read this year!!! What series do you hope to start this year?

Until next time, happy reading!

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  1. Dreamy Reads says:

    Yayy Mistborn! It’s on my TBR as well. Great list 🙂

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    1. I saw that! I was so happy that I wasn’t the only one who hasn’t read it yet 😂

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      1. Dreamy Reads says:

        Don’t worry. I am haven’t read it as well.

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  2. LOVE Mistborn and Red Rising! I don’t think you’ll regret your decision. 😉

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  3. Aakankshya says:

    ‘The Red Rising’ trilogy is totally epic, great to see it on your list. I remember the hype all over BookTube for Mistborn trilogy- and I too have yet to read it. I don’t even have it on my list for this year.
    Hope you get to read all of these series! 😀

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    1. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things for Red Rising – I can’t wait to get to it!!

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  4. Tammy says:

    The Lotus War trilogy is even better (imo) than Nevernight. It was my first time reading Jay Kristoff so maybe that’s why I still love these books so much.

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    1. Even better??????? Is that even possible?!?? Oh now I’m even more excited for it!

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  5. Yes you must start Red Rising! 😋

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    1. I promise it’s happening this year! 😀

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  6. Belle says:

    YES YES YES! Read Mistborn! I’ve never been as obsessed with a series as much as I am with Mistborn. It’d be awesome to hear your thoughts on it!

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    1. This is the one that I hope I will check off the list first 🙂

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  7. Sahi says:

    I haven’t read any of these either… !!!!

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      1. Sahi says:

        I feel intimidated by some of them.. but I do hope I ll read the Mistborn trilogy n Gentleman bastards series one day..

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        1. One day…. we sound a lot alike LoL

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          1. Sahi says:

            That’s cool 😎

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  8. Advice from the husband: She better get on that Red Rising Trilogy and the new one is coming. I think he was wringing his hands, so it must be good. I haven’t read it either though. I will. I think.

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    1. Glad I’m not the only one with people nagging behind them to read Red Rising!! 😂

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  9. yay, “mistborn”. i’m with you on that one! “red rising” too, although i already started that one. i just need to continue…

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    1. I hope you get the chance to continue this year 🙂

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  10. J.W. Martin says:

    Red Rising: YAASSS! FINALLY! Just in time for the fourth novel (out today!)

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    1. Oh god there’s more now?!?! It’s intimidating now until I fall in love with the series then I’ll be begging for more 😂

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      1. J.W. Martin says:

        Yeah. The fourth came out today, but it could be considered a new trilogy. It’s the same characters, 10 years after the 3rd book.

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        1. Oh great lol. I’ve had a hard enough time getting to the first trilogy. Now I have another one to procrastinate over 😂

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  11. Birdie says:

    i want to read Stormdancer too! Especially after being caught up with Illuminae and Nevernight. Also, Lies of Locke Lamora is on my list too. Everyone raves about that series.

    AND, Red Rising is one of the best series and you need to read it asap!

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    1. That’s what everyone has been saying today! I’m going to have a hard time deciding if I want to pick up Mistborn or Red Rising first 😂

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      1. Birdie says:

        I’m probably the only one who’d say this, but I only thought Mistborn was okay. And I never read past book 1. But, that’s just my opinion. 😀

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        1. No. You’re not the only one! A very good bookish friend of mine said she wasn’t impressed with it either

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  12. I’ve got Mistborn on my list, too! Every time we go to a bookstore, my boyfriend points out the series and says, “I’ve got this at home for you!” So eventually I’m just gonna have to steal it off his shelf…

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    1. I hope we can both get to it soon!!

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  13. Yes Red Rising!!!!! It’s so good!!! I want to read the Firebird trilogy too solely because of the covers. They’re just too pretty

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    1. The covers are absolutely gorgeous right?! I’ve heard the story lives up to the covers too 🙂

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  14. Marie says:

    OH I’d love to hear what you think of the Firebird series, I hope you will read it soon 🙂

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  15. I’ve had the Mistborn trilogy for years, but I’ve never gotten around to picking them up. I’m also hoping that I manage to read them this year!

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    1. Same! I keep saying I’m going to pick it up then I just don’t. This is the year it happens!! I hope 😂

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      1. Hopefully it does happen this year!

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  16. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Hahaha so you’ve been threatened with bodily harm? And jay Kristofer is you booksih man? LOL You’ll be happy with mu choices then Shanah. Sorry I am late as usual … here is my link http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-series-i-want-to-read-this-year/ and I’m going to visit the others now 🙂

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    1. I have an over the top obsession for Jay Kristoff!!! His writing is amazing and he’s kinda cute too! That accent and those tattoos….. just saying! Lol!!

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  17. Ahhhhh! I know you’ve been told this a thousand and one times already but you’ve GOT to start the Red Rising trilogy!!! Okay admittedly I’m only on the second book BUT IT IS SO GOOD! 😀

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    1. I promise!!!!! It will happen soon. I planned to start book one in February and I hope I can make that happen! 🙂

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  18. kyera says:

    Oh I totally forgot about Mistborn, oops! Great choices though!

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  19. I need to read the Red Rising series, too!

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    1. I hope you can get to it soon! I’ve had people yelling at me all day to read it 😂

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  20. Hahaha. I hope you get to Red Rising and Mistborn. Both look pretty good. Enjoy.

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  21. leetharose says:

    I want to read ALL of these! A couple of these series I had seen on Goodreads before and loved the covers so was interested, but now I’m even more intrigued!!! Thank you so much for sharing these!

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  22. I want to finish the Firebird series this year! I LOVED the first book and even bought the second but never got to it. I can’t wait to read it.

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  23. bookandcorner says:

    Great list Shanah. 🙂 I missed this week because of the never-ending workload but after reading this post I am thinking of doing it anyway.

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    1. No worries. This is meant to be fun. If things are going on in your life, don’t push yourself to do it 🙂

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      1. bookandcorner says:

        Aww, this is really sweet 🙂

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