I have an unhealthy book-buying obsession, particularly when it comes to purchasing entire series in a single sitting without having read a single installment in said series. While this method proves rather unfortunate when I’m assigning a one star review to the first book in the series, my inner perfectionist is overjoyed to see the entire series (with matching covers, of course) perched on my bookshelf.
Let’s just say that I’ve acquired more series than I care to admit in the past several years, most of which have been sitting unread on my shelves. Therefore, I decided to get a running start on my 2017 bookish resolutions and set aside a few series that I plan to marathon in the upcoming year.
And yes, I can already feel the judgmental stares – I’m very late to the party with some of these series. I’M SORRY, MY TBR PILE IS SUFFOCATING ME.
1.) Shades of Magic Series, by V.E. Schwab
I’ve preordered each book in this series thus far because it exploded in the blogosphere prior to the release of the first installment. Everyone ranted and raved about these books, and I have a feeling that’s influenced my decision to delay reading this series for fear of overly high expectations that will ultimately result in disappointment.
2.) Red Queen Series, by Victoria Aveyard
I LOVE these covers
and bought the series solely due to the pretty covers. I’m attracted to visually appearing covers…and anything shiny. Evidently, eye-candy covers only influence me to purchase books rather than actually read them. Clearly anything with a pretty cover is worth purchasing, even if it remains on my bookshelf collecting dust for the next decade. Because it’s pretty. And/or sparkly. Obviously.
3.) A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, by Sarah J. Maas
I have a semi-decent excuse for putting off this novel for so long. I’ve recently developed a knack for starting series, becoming impatient while waiting for the publication of the next installment, and subsequently lost interest in continuing the series. Or by the time the second book in the series is released, I’ve forgotten enough of the original novel that I’d be forced to reread it if I wished to continue on with the series. Which is entirely unenticing when my TBR is 583,496 miles long.
Therefore, I’m waiting for the final book in the trilogy to be published. That’s my faulty logic, and I’m sticking to it!
4.) Throne of Glass Series, by Sarah J. Maas
These books are intimidatingly massive. As in over 500 pages massive. I’m not sure which series I’m more excited to start: Throne of Glass or Game of Thrones. At least the former, I would presume, is significantly less gruesome and killing-spree laden than the latter (so maybe it’ll be a tiny less painful?).
My sentiments about starting this series are equivalent to my sheer dread about hopping out of bed at 5am on a frigid Monday morning in September. But, hopefully once I commit to reading the series and dive headfirst into the first book, I’ll overcome that mental hurdle. Maybe.
5.) Shatter Me Series, by Tahereh Mafi
I’ve taken far too many bookstagram photos of these books, particularly since I have yet to actually read them. But, in my defense, every time I’ve picked up Shatter Me, I’ve gotten bored and/or distracted within the first thirty pages, picked up another 20 books, and completely forgot about this one. I have a short attention span, what can I say?
6.) Robert Langdon Series, by Dan Brown
One of my 2017 resolutions was to read a wider variety of genres, including adult. Having fallen in love with the movie adaptations of the first two installments in this series, I decided this would be a perfect foray into adult fiction. Add a few historical components, and I’m sold!
7.) The Grisha Series, by Leigh Bardugo
I know, I’m a horrible person for not reading this series. It steadily grew in popularity a few years ago, and the hype has considerably died down since then…along with my determination to start the series. I’ve found that I’m more inclined to pick up a series when I’m constantly hearing raving reviews. Or perhaps it’s predicated upon my incredibly short attention span…
Either way, it’s about time that I finally jumped on the bandwagon with this series.
8.) The Unearthly Series, by Cynthia Hand
One of the most enticing features of this series is the absolutely beautiful absence of insta-love, which appears to be a dying phenomenon in YA literature. The downside (of course, there has to be one): a love triangle. I’ve completely lost my patience with love triangles, squares, hexagons – you name it. Love should not be represented by shapes. Ever.
9.) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Series, by Michelle Hodkin
I’ve been incredibly reluctant to delve into this series, particularly after the release of the third book in the trilogy. Most bloggers and booktubers absolutely despised the final installment, commenting that the series went considerably downhill after the first publication. Not particularly enticing, is it?
10.) Splintered Series, by A.G. Howard
This series is yet another impulsive, purely cover-based purchase – but can you blame me? These covers are absolutely gorgeous and surprisingly vibrant. But, for the past three years, I’ve chosen to simply admire them on my bookshelves, letting my eyes glance over them every time I searched for my next read. It’s amazing how that works…
What series are you hoping to start in 2017? Any recommendations?