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Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet. These are in no particular order – just the order I listed them found them as I was scrolling through Calibre. There are way more than 10 series, but I decided not to list most of my cozy-mysteries or I’d be here forever.
Domestic Diva Mysteries by Krista Davis (The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, The Diva Takes The Cake, The Diva Paints The Town, The Diva Cooks A Goose, The Diva Haunts The House, The Diva Digs Up The Dirt & The Diva Frosts A Cupcake)
I like cozy mysteries, as a change of pace, and these sounds really fun. I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. Probably once I’ve read all my library books, and the couple of galleys I have, then I will start these. Maybe.
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows & A Dance With Dragons)
I have heard sooo many things about this series. I’ve wanted to read it since before the Game of Thrones tv show. What’s stopping me is the size of the books (I mean, holy crap they’re enormous) and the whole torture-porn aspect, which I could totally do without. I also worry that they will be to ‘Tolkienish’ for me – by which I mean overly descriptive world building that takes 6 pages to descrive one mountain. However I do love my fantasy so I will at least try to read A Game of Thrones at some stage.
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison (Dead Witch Walking, The Good, The Bad and the Undead, Every Which Way But Dead, A Fistful Of Charms, For A Few Demons More, The Outlaw Demon Wails, White Witch, Black Curse, Black Magic Sanction, Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood & Ever After)
These appeal to my supernatural, paranomal loving self. I’ve been told by people who are also fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and of Charlaine Harris that these are great. Hopefully I will find out for myself soon enough.
Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos & Beautiful Redemption)
I heard about these a year ago maybe, and thought ‘Hmm, they sound interesting’ but didn’t think anymore about them. An advert for the movie a few weeks ago reminded me of them and I thought, well I might as well put them on the TBR pile. Just waiting for the first one from the library and we’ll see how it goes.
Fever by Karen Marie Moning (Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever & Shadowfever)
Now I have technically started these, but I got distracted by another book or series (probably one I’d been waiting for) and never continued. I really should see if the library has them, I suppose. Again, recommended by people who know I’m a fan of Laurell K. Hamilton’s books.
Virals by Kathy Reichs (Virals, Seizure & Code)
I love the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs, but I particularly love the idea of a more scientific form of lycanthropy, and so these have really intrigued me. I will definitely read them this year.
Will Trent by Karin Slaughter (Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken, Fallen & Criminal)
I like a good crime novel, and have heard that these are pretty good. So I am hoping that they are. She also has another series that sounds interesting, the Grant County series, so I will have to see about those ones as well.
Vampire Chef Mysteries by Sarah Zettel (A Taste of the Nightlife & Let Them Eat Stake)
These sound like a lot of fun. The main character is a chef in a restaurant that caters to the undead in New York City. The author has a few other books as well, so if I like these, then I will add those to the TBR as well.
Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde (The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well Of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, First Among Sequels, One of Our Thursdays is Missing, The Woman Who Died A Lot & Dark Reading Matter)
I love the idea of a detective who gets to go inside books to solve her cases. I also love the idea of a character named after a day of the week, when it occurs next. I really, really want to see how this is approached, so I will have to get myself busy reading so I can read these as well.
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder, Desires of the Dead, The Last Echo & Dead Silence)
I’ve heard a lot about these. Booth good and bad, so I’d like to see for myself. The concept is certainly an interesting one, so I hope it is well done.