Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - New Series I Want to Start

It's time for Top Ten Tuesday!  Today's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten New Series (from the last year or two) I Want to Start.

Now normally it's hard to come up with ten books or authors to fit whatever topic.  This week, however, it was hard to cut the list down to ten!  Some of these aren't the newest but they're all series that have come to my attention in the last year.

1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - I'm not much of a steam punk or YA reader but this series has had me dying to give it a try.  I love the fairy tale retellings mixed in with the steampunk stuff.  I'm hoping I'll love it as much as everyone else has!

2.  The Bess Crawfuord series by Charles Todd - English, 1920s, the first book is Bess trying to solve a mystery that took place in the past.  How can I not be reading this?

3.  The Hat Shop series by Jenn McKinlay - While McKinlay's cupcake series is good I absolutely love her Library series.  I'm looking forward to giving this new series a try.

4.  Consignment Shop series by Duffy Brown - I have a weakness for vintage clothing and really books about clothing in general.

5.  American Heiress in London by Laura Lee Guhrke - While not all of Guhrke's books have been homeruns for me And Then He Kissed Her is one of my favorite historical romances.  I have the first 2 in this series but have yet to start it.

6.  All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness - This is another one that I don't know why I want to read but I really really do!

7.  Charles Lenox mysteries by Charles Finch - I have the first one of this series for years and have yet to read it!  I read an interview by the author over at Bookwyrm's Hoard and really enjoyed what he had to say.

8.   Book Retreat Mysteries by Ellery Adams - It's a book themed inn!  It has books, it has murder, it has an inn.  How could I resit?

9.  Gideon's Cove by Kristin Higgins - I read some of a Kristin Higgins book and while I didn't love the characters I really enjoyed the writing so I'm looking forwarding to trying more from her.

10. Thunder Point by Robyn Carr - Some of my favorite bloggers are basically composing odes to her books and I have yet to read a one.

What series has been on any of your TBR for far too long?

42 comments:

  1. The Charles Lennox mysteries have long been favorites of mine, especially if one likes historical London. I've got quite a few people tuned into them...great choice!

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    1. I'm really looking to trying it! I have no idea what's taken me so long to actually get to it!

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  2. Cinder and the Discovery of Witches are books that are already on my shelf. I've started them already but haven't picked them up again. Yet. Can't wait to dive in again. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my TTT :)

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    1. I have that big Yet as well. So many books I haven't read Yet!

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  3. The Lunar Chronicles are phenomenal! Great list!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really looking forward to starting that series!

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  4. I've been meaning to read Marissa Meyer too. Interesting titles. There are so many good series to read, I could read nothing but. Nice list this week. Have a good day! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. Thanks! Definitely so many great series to read!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I feel the same way about Robyn Carr......where have I been that I have not read anything by her? I'm definitely checking out that Hat Shop series, sounds like something I would enjoy.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has yet to read Carr! The hat shop series looks great and I love the author!

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  6. Nice picks! I love the Lunar Chronicles and the Bess Crawford series. I need to check out the Charles Lennox series myself.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really looking forward to reading these!

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  7. I love Cinder, but I must warn you that A Discovery of Witches is not a good book. I believe I ended up giving it one star on goodreads.

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    1. Eek! I will definitely keep my expectations low for the Harkness book!

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  8. I think my list would go well past ten too! I like your picks though. The Lunar Chronicles especially is one I want to read. I've only read one Bess Crawford mystery by Charles Todd, so I'd like to continue with that. I think all your list with the exception of the one I've read, All Souls Trilogy (which I liked) sounds good!

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    1. I know! I think I find a new series I want to start daily!

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  9. The never ending list of TBR series.
    You definitely need to start The Lunar Chronicles. Sooooooo very fantastic. <3
    The only other one I've started is the All Souls trilogy. I read the first book when it came out and thought it was alright. It kind of had that Edward/Bella vibe to it. I do have the second book but have lost all interest in continuing. :/
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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    1. Edward/Bella vibe definitely makes me flinch a bit! I'm really looking forward to The Lunar Chronicles!

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  10. The Charles Lenox books look interesting to me as well, I may have to try that series at some point. I like the premise.

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    1. I've heard great things about this series! Really looking forward to try it!

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  11. I almost put The Lunar Chronicles on my list too, but I've decided to wait and just binge on them all when they're done. I need one series without the pain of waiting for the next book! I struggled to get into All Souls at first with Discovery of Witches but I did really like it in the end. I need to reread that and finish them all!

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    1. That's one of the reasons I haven't read the Lunar Chronicles as well! I'm not good with cliffhanger endings!

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  12. Oh Duffy's series is cute! I've enjoyed it :) And some of Carr's from Virgin River are amazing!

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  13. I looked and I have books by both Charles Todd and Charles Finch and haven't read them! They do sound good. You've got a great list, Katherine.

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    1. Thank you! I have the Finch but not Todf but I'm really looking forward to reading them both!

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  14. I need to read The Lunar Chronicles, The All Souls Trilogy and The Thunderpoint series. I'll probably get to them next year though :)

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    1. Me too! I think this year is already booked!

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  15. Everyone says The Lunar Chronicles is so good but I'm really undecided on it. I'm not sure it's the series for me. I guess all I can do is give it a try.

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    1. It's definitely an interesting series!

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  16. Hmm. I hadn't thought of The Lunar Chronicles as steampunk. Now I'm going to have to go back and reread... (like bibliophiles need excuses, right?) Great list!

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    1. It may not be. I've just seen it mentioned as such a few times but I'm definitely not the expert!

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  17. I haven't read these books. Sounds good.

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  18. The Lunar Chronicles are soooo good!

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    1. Yay! I've heard great things about the series!

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  19. I love the Lunar Chronicles and can't recommend them highly enough. The cyborg thing put me off at first, but the books are actually pretty light on the sci fi. They're just exciting adventure novels that are clean and fun reads.

    I like the Bess Crawford series as well, although they're not blow-you-away kind of books, more like gentle mysteries.

    Robyn Carr is the only adult romance reader I read. She's a warm, sweet person and that comes through in her novels, which is why I enjoy them so much :)

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    1. I'm liking the Lunar Chronicles more and more!
      Thanks for the feedback on Bess Crawford. I will keep that in mind when I finally get to them.

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  20. The Bess Crawford series has been on my radar for a while now. The McKinlay and Brown books are new to and sound good. You have a nice mix of genres on your list. I hope you get a chance to read some of the books.

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    1. Thanks! I really have enjoyed previous books by McKinlay and have high hopes for this series!

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  21. I have the first books for the first two series on my Nook but the power cord has died and I can't find a new one! It's making me a bit twitchy knowing I'm missing all of those books!

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    1. I think I'd be twitchy too! Hope you get that power cord replaced soon

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