Top 5 Tuesday – Series I Want To Start!

Seeing as how I haven’t touched a book in over a week (Why do I keep admitting that?! It’s not something I’m proud of lol), I’m not sure that I’m thinking about starting anything right now! Just because i’m not in the mood to read right now doesn’t mean that I don’t longingly stare at my shelves and think of all the books I want to read when the mood strikes again. As a big fantasy and sci-fi reader, series are just a reality. Finding a standalone fantasy is like finding a rainbow sparkle unicorn in the land of Oz. So here are a few series that I really want to start (soonish):

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the fifth season

THE FIFTH SEASON (The Broken Earth Trilogy) by N.K. Jemisin

I’ve been talking about this series constantly for the last few months. Maybe one of these days i’ll actually read it! I finished her most recent novel and thought that her writing style was very unique in so many ways. But out of all her books, this is the one I hear about the most. So I plan to dive in (at some point) and finally experience the fantasy worlds she creates!

The way of kings

THE WAY OF KINGS (The Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve completed the Mistborn trilogy over a year ago and planned to immediately start this one. But it’s freaking huge!!! There are some controversial thoughts that this series is even better than Mistborn (that’s a hard statement to live up to), so I can’t wait to see which side of the fence I fall on. But this book is just so big…… no promises when I’ll finally conquer intimidation and start it though!

City of Stairs

THE CITY OF STAIRS (The Divine Cities Trilogy) by Robert Jackson Bennett

I seriously need this book in my life! I read my first Robert Jackson Bennett novel just a few months ago and vowed that I would read everything that this man writes. Even if it’s a grocery list, I’m sure I’ll rate it 5 stars!


THE BLACK PRISM (Lightbringer series) by Brent Weeks

I’ve had this series on my shelf for literally years. I know I’m going to love it! The synopses sounds incredible and the first few chapters made me fall in love…… multiple times. I’ve actually started this book about 10 times….. but the size always makes me put it down. Why do I have such a fear of big books?? I need to get over that shit!


STORMDANCER (The Lotus War Trilogy) by Jay Kristoff

Shocked you with this one, didn’t I?? LOL! Yes….. though I may be completely obsessed with Jay Kristoff, there is an entire trilogy out there that I haven’t read! This one plays into yet another fear. Once I read this series, I’ll be caught up and there won’t be any unread Kristoff in the world. Don’t try and figure my logic out – it will give you a headache! There’s that and the font in my physical copy is so small I can’t read more than a few pages without a headache. So there’s that.



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This list ended up being a list of all fantasy series that I need to start…. that wasn’t intentional! That just goes to prove that fantasy loves a good series. I wish I could say that I’m using this whole isolation BS to take on my backlist of unread books BUT, sadly, it’s not happening. I hope that I get in the mood to read soon and I can take down as many of these series that I can!

Until next time, happy reading!

33 Comments Add yours

  1. City of Stairs and The Fifth Season are both fantastic! I hope you enjoy them when you get to them. 🙂

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    1. I hope it will be sooner rather than later because everyone seems to LOVE them!


  2. The ‘Stormdancer’ trilogy sounds very good!

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  3. J.W. Martin says:

    The Divine Cities!! 2020 the year of RJB!

    Another Jay Kristoff series? Sorry, TBR, get ready for more books…

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    1. I’m totally fine with 2020 being the year of RJB….. beats the way 2020 has been going so far 😂

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  4. M.T.Wilson says:

    I know the feeling with sci-fi and fantasy almost everything is a series! I wouldn’t mind if more standalone fantasy came out every now and then, as much as I love series, it would be nice to have some standalones too.

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  5. Lisa says:

    The Fifth Season! I knew I missed something important when I put my list together. 🙂 I definitely want to read the Broken Earth trilogy and the Inheritance trilogy… just need to finally start!

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    1. Glad it’s not just me lol. I thought I was the only one that hasn’t read them yet lol

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  6. The fifth season is amazing, I hope you enjoy it! I’ve also been meaning to read The Way of Kings but I’m definitely intimidated by the size of it

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  7. I bought Stormdancer on a Kindle Daily Deal before I knew Nevernight or any of Kristoff’s other books were a thing. Now I really want to actually read it at some point!!

    City of Stairs is VERY different from Foundryside, but it’s also amazing, so I really hope you like it!

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    1. Most people say they like City of Stairs more than Foundryside……. I don’t even comprehend how that’s possible!!! Lol

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  8. I hope you enjoy all of those!

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  9. The Way of Kings and City of Stairs are both on my TBR lists; i love the look of Stormdancer so I’ll be adding that one, too.

    Hope you can get back to reading soon.


  10. evelynreads1 says:

    Oh City of stairs and the black prism are also on my list! Hopefully we will both enjoy them!

    My post!

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    1. Yes!!! Now we just need to actually read them 😂

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  11. Wren Mulder @ wrensreviews says:

    I’ve heard amazing things about the Lotus War trilogy! I should’ve thought to add it to my list too!

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  12. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Brandon Sanderson is on my list too! LOL Here is the link to my post

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  13. callmesly says:

    Oh! Stormdancer is on my list too, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. 😀

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  14. I would also love to start with The Fifth Season! 🥰 I love the promise!


  15. LairOfBooks says:

    I’m almost ashamed of how long I’ve owned Jay Kristoff’s Lotus War trilogy w/out actually reading them smh. This whole stay at home order has me shaking my head at myself & all the series at one time I couldn’t contain my excitement over haha! It’s def time to knock some of the tbr, happy reading ! ❤


  16. The Divine Cities series is amazing! I highly suggest you to read them~

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    1. I just bought the whole series last night actually! I can’t wait!!!


  17. Zezee says:

    I’m actually thinking to start Black Prism fairly soon. Will see though. I do want to read more Weeks.

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  18. Broken Earth is sooo good. I also want to start that Kristoff series, looks fun.

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  19. Samantha says:

    The Fifth Season and The Way of Kings are on my TBR as well. I’ll have to check out Stormdances after I finish Darkdawn!

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  20. Charlotte says:

    I hope you manage to get reading again. I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by Jay Kristoff or Brandon Sanderson yet; they both have such incredible sounding books. If you’re scared of there being no more unread Jay Kristoff books left though just remember that he has a new series coming out later this year (I think; I’m not entirely sure now as release dates keep getting pushed).

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    1. Yeah it was supposed to be released last year but pushed it back because he was busy with other projects. It could get pushed back again – but I will wait until the end of the earth for his books!


      1. Charlotte says:

        Aww it’s such a shame when that happens. Fingers crossed it doesn’t get pushed again as if sounds amazing 😍 I hope you end up enjoying it when it does come out.


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