Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish.
What books are my hands itching to get a hold of? Well, a lot … but I’ll just name ten that are part of a series!
1. The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss – Release Date – ???
The first two books in the Kingkiller Chronicles are part of an amazing epic fantasy and I can’t wait to find out how it ends! It’s hard to wish that Rothfuss would write faster because you know the end product is so great, but OMG I WISH HE WOULD WRITE FASTER!
2. The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett – Release Date – September 16th, 2014
This one might seem a little silly since I haven’t actually read the first two books in The Century Trilogy yet. lol They are sitting on my bookshelf right now waiting for my copy of the final book. I LOVE Ken Follett and I love the subject matter, so I know I’ll love this series. With the historical background and large cast of characters, I think this trilogy is begging to be marathon’d.
3. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab – Release Date – January 28th, 2014
I’ve already pre-ordered this sucker and expect to read it as soon as it comes in. The first book, The Archived, was such an original premise and I read it in one sitting!
4. Cress by Marissa Meyer – Release Date – February 4th, 2014
Another pre-ordered book because I have a problem. Also because the first two books in the Lunar Chronicles were so good. Think modern fairy-tale retelling meets futuristic sci-fi thriller. I mean, duh. Who wouldn’t want to get on that?
5. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor – Release Date – April 8th, 2014
Pre-ordered? Of course. Another original fantasy series for YA that is greatness.
6. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – Release Date – June 3rd, 2014
This is book 3 in The Grisha trilogy, which is another incredibly unique YA fantasy series. So unique and magical and fun!
7. Any and all of the Locke & Key series by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
The entire series has been published, but I don’t OWN them so … I read the first 4 after checking them out of the library and absolutely loved them. I’m planning on getting the series for one of my teenagers this Christmas so I can re-read them from start to finish. The kids love when I do that. 🙂
8. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Released August 31st, 2010
This is the first book in a series that isn’t new, but the second one is scheduled to release in 2014 sometime and a friend of mine told me that it was a “must read”. If she said I’ll love it than I will.
9. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Released September 24th, 2013
Ok, so I’ve never actually read anything by Brandon Sanderson. He’s just one of those authors that I always read about and think “yeah, I’d probably really dig that” but then I never get around to actually reading any of their books. I’ve read his blog, but have never read his books. How dumb is that? I must fix this and soon!
10. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – Released September 24th, 2013
I re-read The Shining so I’d be ready for this book. Somewhere between finishing that one and picking up this one I got distracted. Eventually I’ll get back to this one because I really want to read it.
This list makes it look like I primarily read YA, doesn’t it? Funny how my most anticipated series’ are generally YA and my most anticipated stand-alones are all adult. I wonder why so many YA titles are split up like that. Is it for the money or do they think that teens and young adults won’t read a longer book?