It’s time for another top ten Tuesday. This time its all about series that I haven’t started yet. That’s the problem with series, it is a huge time commitment and there are so many other books to read out there. Admittedly I didn’t have ten but only seven series from a range of genres. Fantasy, si-fi, action and murder mystery all make an appearance. Not sure when I will get round to starting them all let alone finishing them especially when many of the series are incomplete.
1 The Farseer Trilogy starting with Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
This classic fantasy has been on my mental TBR for decades, but I still haven’t started it. One of these days. The farseer trilogy is three books as you would expect but if you count all the books from the The Realm of the Elderlings there are 17 books in total.
2 Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
Ok I saw the movie on Netflix and I keep on hearing good things about this series of stand alone books. Even a guy working in one of my local charity shops recommended these books today (for US translation read thrift stores). Jack is an ex-army MP, and on retiring from the military, roams around America doing odd jobs and investigating stuff. Another one to order from the library soon. In total there are 22 Jack Reacher novels with an average of a little over one book a year, including this one.
3 The Kingkiller Chronicle starting with the Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
I went as far as getting the first book of this fantasy series out of the library, but due to the tiny print and the huge pile of other books, it went back to the library with only a few pages read. Think I should probably source and e-book or hardback of this one. Only two books in this book out so far.
4 The Themis Files starting with Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Ok have the first one of these sitting ready to be read from the library at the moment, it looks really interesting. Huge metallic body parts appear all over the world seemingly randomly, seem to make some sort of giant statue. They are made of a metal which is extremely rare on earth, has it come from somewhere else? Only two books in this series so far with the second Waking Gods was published in April.
5 Lincoln Rhyme starting with The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
Ok I only discovered this one whilst researching for this post but it looks like a great read. Hopefully this will fill the forensic’s hole left buy the tv series bones ending (I detested the prose of Kathy Reichs so that won’t do). There are 13 books in this series so far with the most recent The Burial Hour published this year.
6 Adam Dalgliesh series starting with Cover Her Face by P.D. James
They have made several of of PD James books into TV series shown on British TV in the 80s but I don’t think I have ever read any, this should change soon. Its all very British and a bit old fashioned but a wonderful crime dramas and as its over 20 years since I have seen one I won’t remember a thing. A total of 14 books written over 46 years.
7 Stephanie Plum series starting with One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
I got a audio book with one of her books in this series out of the library a few years ago and although its totally trashy, I totally enjoyed it. Stephanie has been described as a spunky combination of Nancy Drew and Dirty Harry and as she works as a bounty hunter there is plenty of scope for all sorts of heroic deeds. Loads of fun. 22 Full length books plus 3 novellas.
Well that’s enough to be going along with, with a conservative count of 78 books I should be reading nothing else for the rest of the year. Ok probably not.