Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start

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This week’s topic is all about series!  I enjoy reading books that are part of a series because it gives me a chance to really get to know characters as they grow and change.  Unfortunately, I never seem to have enough time to read all the books and series on my ever growing tbr list.  Here is a list of ten series I’ve been meaning to read.

1. Dark Angels by Keri Arthur-I’ve been meaning to read this spin off of the Riley Jenson Guardian series for quite some time.  I actually own the entire series.  The books are sitting on my shelf begging to be read!

2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer-I love it when authors put a different spin on fairy tales, and I’ve heard great things about this series.

3. Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin-I feel like I’m cheating by putting this series on my list.  I’ve actually read the first book, A Wizard of Earthsea, several times and I love it.  Somehow I’ve just never gotten around to reading the other books.

4. Souls of Fire by Keri Arthur-As I’ve already mentioned, I’ve read and enjoyed Keri Arthur’s books before.  This is another series of hers I’ve been meaning to get to.

5. Russian Stories by C.J. Cherryh-My dad gave me a big box of his old Fantasy and Scifi books.  This trilogy caught my eye.

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6. Time Travelers Guides by Ian Mortimer-I really like reading nonfiction books that give me a glimpse of life in other time periods.  I came across these books on Goodreads based on some other books I’ve read.

7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan-Greek mythology always piques my interest.

8. Moonlit Lands by Zoe Marriott-Again, I’m always intrigued by fairy tale retellings.

9. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin-I know a lot of people who have really enjoyed this series.  I’m not averse to reading lengthy books, but these massive tomes are going to take a very large investment of time once I finally decide to start them.

10. Dexter by Jeff Lindsay-I bought these books for my husband, but after reading the description of the first few, I must admit I’m curious.

How about you?  What series have you been meaning to find time to read?  Have you read any of these?  If so, would you recommend them?


  1. I love Zoe Marriott and Rick Riordan. Haven’t read the second Olympians series, or the Egyptians. About due a Percy reread.

  2. True, A Song of Ice and Fire needs a lot of dedication I think. Good list, it definitely has some good series and even ones that I hadn’t even heard of before!

    • Poinsettia says:

      Thank you! As I’ve been visiting other blogs for TTT I’ve been finding a ton of books and series I’ve never read/heard of. It is only making my tbr list grow!

  3. I enjoyed reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians as well as the spin offs. I hope you enjoy them too.

  4. Wow! I have read the first Dark Angel, all from Marissa Mayers (haven’t reviewed any of these as I had no blog then 🙂 ). I am frustrated with G R R Martin’s series. He doesn’t write fast enough and kills off anybody I like. Love Russian folklore. Is your collection something like that?

    • Poinsettia says:

      Yes, I’ve heard many people complain about the length of time between books for the GRR Martin series. Maybe the series will be done by the time I finally start reading them! The box my dad gave me had quite a mix of books. The trilogy I mentioned, a lot of old Conan books (I want to read those eventually too), The Death Gate Cycle, Dune, and some other books I can’t remember off the top of my head.

  5. I’ve read the first books in both A Song of Ice and Fire and Dexter. Well, Dexter was actually an audiobook read by the author and I highly recommend it. A Game of Thrones was actually pretty good, despite how long it took me to plow through it. 😀

  6. I read the Earthsea books many moons ago, as a kid, but I don’t remember a lot since I was so young. And I’ve heard Keri Arthur’s stuff is good…

    I do love the Game of Thrones books, but yeah they’re not short or anything. 🙂

    • Poinsettia says:

      The Game of Thrones books sound wonderfully complex, so I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy them. I just need more time!

  7. The Moonlit Lands books are so good! I think Shadows on the Moon is slightly stronger but both are worth the read.

  8. I’ve been wanting to read Ursula K. Le Guin for a while now, too. Great list!

  9. Great list! I really want to read some of Ian Mortimer’s non-fiction, too. I hope you enjoy The Lunar Chronicles! It’s a super fun series. =)

  10. I read and loved both the Lunar Chronicles and Percy Jackson series 🙂 A Song of Ice and Fire is also still on my TBR.

    • Poinsettia says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed them. I really hope I get to them soon. I think A Song of Ice and Fire is on a lot of people’s lists!

  11. The Lunar Chronicles were great an PJO was a good read as well. ASOIAF is quite the commitment but can be very well worth your time.

  12. The Lunar Chronicles is SO good!!!

  13. The Lunar Chronicles were amazing!

  14. I read the first book in the Lunar Chronicles and it was wonderful. I also read the Percy Jackson series and loved it as well. Great list.

  15. I should have added the Percy Jackson series as well! I just got them last week! I loved the Lunar Chronicles, I hope you’ll enjoy it too! Happy reading!

  16. I’m reading the Percy Jackson books and I’m enjoying them. Hope you do too and the others you have listed!

  17. After reading The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas, I’ve wanted to read more Leguin, I have no idea when I’ll get to her, but hopefully it’ll be one day. Have you read any of her other books?

    • Poinsettia says:

      No, but as I said, I love Wizard of Earthsea so I’d definitely be open to reading more of her work.

  18. The Lunar Chronicles is another series for which I have the books, but I did not read them. *shame* I love the Percy Jackson books, and just the whole idea that Percy grows up with Riordan’s son.
    Sam @ WLABB

  19. I loved A Song of Ice and Fire and now that I have caught up I am desperate for the next book! I was so daunted by the sheer size of the books so went the audio route. One of the books was 45 hours of listening! But so worth it.

  20. Percy Jackson is AMAZING! I took a break from Rick Riordan’s books for awhile, but I’m currently reading the spin off series in audio format. I hope you get around to reading it soon! 😀

  21. I’ve read the first two books in the Percy Jackson series only recently and really enjoyed them. I wish I would have picked them up when I was a little younger, but they are still really good.

    • Poinsettia says:

      I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow reading YA and other books geared toward younger readers. I like to think of it as research for when my children get older. Then I can share the books with them. 🙂

  22. The only ones of these I’ve read is The Lunar Chronicles (which I loved, but I haven’t finished yet!) and Percy Jackson, which was great fun!

  23. I don’t hear many people talk about the Earthsea series but I was planning or re-reading it this year. I remember liking them but can’t remember much of what happened. I hope you enjoy The Lunar Chronicles, I only just read the series last year. Well, I listened to them as audiobooks from Overdrive. I really enjoyed them. The second book was my least favourite, so if you feel the same, know that the series worth continuing.

  24. The Lunar Chronicles has been on my list since the first book came out! I need to get on it! Great list!

  25. I’m curious about The Lunar Chronicles too! Maybe someday I’ll get to them… 🙂

  26. Percy Jackson and the Olympians was on my list too! I remember it being released years and years ago, thinking it was awesome and then never buying a copy. A Song of Ice and Fire was a mixture of good and bad for me. A Game of Thrones was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed it, some books in the series do feel like filler though. Let me know what you think when you get round to it.

    Please pick up The Lunar Chronicles! It’s really good! Quite a simple read too, which isn’t bad when you need to break up some lengthy books. I’ve just got the last one left. Fairytale retellings are always fascinating because you get to see how they put a new spin to an old story. 🙂

    • Poinsettia says:

      Yes, I enjoy lighter/fun books to break up longer or more serious books as well. Fairy tales are wonderful. 🙂

  27. Ahh, how could I not think of The Lunar Chronicles? I bought them just after Winter came out because I wasn’t anticipating the last book to be so HUGE, and then I got intimidated and shelved them away.

  28. ASOIAF is such a great series, but I had to take breaks in between each book! I watched the film of Earthsea and wanted to read the book, but I haven’t gotten around to it.

  29. The Time Traveler Guides!! Another series I need to pick up! They sound so good!! Great list! Happy Reading!!

  30. I already read Cinder otherwise I have the Lunar Chronicles to finish too! I wasn’t the biggest fan of Cinder but it was a cute retelling- l LOVED the world! Great list here.

  31. The Percy Jackson books are so awesome, I hope you enjoy those! I’ve only read the first Lunar Chronicles, I wasn’t keen on it but I’ve been told they get better.
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  32. I love The Lunar Chronicles! I hope you love these books when you get around to them! 🙂

  33. Game of Thrones is one of the few books I’ve ever DNFd, but maybe you’ll like it more than I did! As far as I can recall, it was the blunt, fast-paced nature of the writing that turned me off. I tend to prefer Tolkien, Victor Hugo, and other authors who take their time with flowery prose XD Besides the series I mentioned in my TTT, I also have yet to read the Of Metal and Wishes Duology by Sarah Fine, The Kronos Chronicles by Marie Rutkoski, and The Dragon Slippers Trilogy by Jessica Day George.

    Awesome post!

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

  34. …and the Lunar Chronicles is yet ANOTHER series I’ve been meaning to start. When it comes to looong books, I’m such a wimp, and will admit: I’m easily intimidated when the page count goes past 400 pages! 😉

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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